The healing power of a good blanket

Cooling Blankets

One of the projects that we’re most proud of is the funding and implementation of the “Cool It Program”, a program first used at the Minneapolis Heart Institute. This program uses Cooling Blankets to slow down people’s metabolism and protect their brain from any damage caused by restricted blood flow. This procedure is also referred to as “Therapeutic Hypothermia”.

While this life-saving technology is not yet covered by OHIP, we’re proud to be able to help fund Cooling Blankets and make a difference in the lives of people who rely on the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


Patient Beds 2003, 2004


Annually for Heart Health Education Centre


STEMI Cooling Blankets 2010


H4 Patient Telemetry System 2011


We thank Scotiabank for the generous contribution they made to the Institute as it moves towards the expansion of its patient care facilities.

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