For almost 30 years…

Our History

The Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Inc. was started by Mary Clinckett, the former Head of Physiotherapy at the Heart Institute. She recognized a need for patients to be able to continue to be involved with the Institute, to be kept informed about heart disease, treatment and prevention, and to give them an opportunity to contribute to the work and evolution of the Heart Institute. She retired from the Heart Institute in 1984 and sent letters to former patients inviting them to join the new organization in 1985. It was established as a charitable organization in 1989 with a Board of Directors and Constitution and since then more than 8,000 former patients and their families have maintained an association with the Heart Institute through the Alumni.


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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