Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
|Children's Hospital of|
401 Smyth Road|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Hospital type||Pediatric, Teaching, Specialist, Research|
|Affiliated university||University of Ottawa|
|Helipad||TC LID: CPK7|
The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (French: Centre hospitalier pour enfants de l'est de l'Ontario; CHEO) is a major children's hospital and university teaching hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, serving Eastern Ontario and western Quebec. CHEO is also a trauma centre for children in Eastern Ontario and one of five trauma centres for children in Canada (others being The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver and IWK Health Centre in Halifax). It is affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, and is funded by the provincial Government of Ontario. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario first opened its doors on May 17, 1974, and is located at 401 Smyth Road.
CHEO is funded by the provincial government of Ontario as well as by a variety of public donations. One of the hospital's major sources of funding comes from the CHEO Foundation.
The Foundation was first formed in the 1960s when the community began raise over $4 million for the creation of a children's hospital. Later it officially became the CHEO Foundation, whose purpose is solely to raise funds to help support the work of the hospital. Donations help the hospital provide a wide variety of pediatric programs, research, state of the art equipment, medical and nursing education, and assistance to families in crisis.
Each year, the Foundation holds the CTV Telethon for CHEO, which is broadcast on CJOH-DT and part of the North America-wide Children's Miracle Network. All funds raised locally benefit CHEO. In 2010, the Telethon raised a record $6.2 million for the hospital.
Other events and lotteries such as CN Cycle, the Dream of a Lifetime Lottery, and the Ottawa Hospital and CHEO lottery bring important support for CHEO. Community organizers support the hospital through more than 150 events per year, ranging from corporate and private dances, barbecues, and sports tournaments. Significant funding is also raised through annual giving and bequests.
Hospital characteristics (2009-2010)
- 6,692 admissions to CHEO
- 72,428 emergency department visits
- 7,783 visits to Surgical Day Care
- 161,371 ambulatory visits
- 10,467 visits to Medical Day Unit (i.e. oncology, dialysis, hematology, etc.)
- Facility: (2008–2009)
- 167 inpatient beds
- 20 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- 10 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- 112 Pediatrics, Oncology, Adolescent Medicine and Surgery
- 25 Psychiatry
- 73 outpatient specialty clinics
- Research Institute
- 73,800 sq feet of research space
- 305 staff and trainees
- 223 scientists and clinical investigators
- 501 active research grants
- 375 active studies recruiting patients
- 391 publications
- $31.2 M in revenues (2014)
- 1,788 administrative, service and allied health staff
- 672 nursing staff
- 256 physicians
- 500 volunteers
CHEO was formed in 1974 due to the efforts of the community requesting a bilingual healthcare centre for children and the approval by the provincial government. The timeline indicates the year major areas of the hospital were established.
- 1974 - Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario is opened to patients.
- 1975 - Pediatric Neurosurgery Program
- 1977 - Dental Clinic
- 1980 - Burn Treatment Centre
- 1981 - Sports Injury Clinic, Pulmonary Function Lab, Poison Information Centre
- 1983 - CTV Telethon is formed
- 1984 - Research Institute
- 1985 - Community volunteers build a Child Activity Centre
- 1988 - The first two bone marrow transplants in Canada using unrelated HLA compatible donors are performed at CHEO.
- 1989 - Neonatal Transport Team
- 1991 - Cardiovascular Surgery Program
- 1992 - Heliport is built
- 1996 - Youthnet/Réseau Ado, a mental health promotion program for youth
- 2001 - First phase of redevelopment project begins, the Telehealth program is formed
- 2004 - Apoptosis Research Centre
- 2005 - New state-of-the-art cauterization laboratory
- 2006 - Lets Keep Kids Out Of The Hospital campaign, surgery virtual tour is created, Child Life Interactive Computers for Kids (CLICK) is introduced, Ontario's Newborn Screening Program begins, and Roger's House, a hospice for palliative pediatric care is opened
- 2007 - First Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) in Ontario, eating disorders program is introduced
- 2008 - Parental Presence at Induction (PPI) is introduced, allowing parents to be with their children before and after surgery
- 2009 - Max Keeping Wing is opened, houses the emergency department, the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and the medical day unit for children and youth afflicted with serious illnesses requiring outpatient treatments.
- 2009 - CHEO opens their off-site Centre for Healthy Active Living, with clinics focused on Obesity and Type II Diabetes