The Ottawa Hospital
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|The Ottawa Hospital|
|Location||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Affiliated university||University of Ottawa|
|Helipad||TC LID: CPP7|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
The Ottawa Hospital (French: L'Hôpital d'Ottawa) is a non-profit, public university teaching hospital in Ottawa, Canada. The hospital is made up of the former Grace Hospital, Ottawa Riverside Hospital, Ottawa General Hospital and Ottawa Civic Hospital. It is a 1,117-bed academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Ottawa, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is located at the hospital's Civic Campus. The Ottawa Hospital is also one of two trauma centres in Eastern Ontario and southern Quebec. The other is Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario accommodating juvenile and adolescent patients.
The Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) is a non-profit academic health research institute that is part of The Ottawa Hospital, and a major part of the University of Ottawa Faculties of Medicine and Health Science. It is one of the largest hospital-based research institutes in North America.
Formed on April 1, 2001, by the merger of the Loeb Health Research Institute and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the OHRI is a multi-campus facility. OHRI scientists are at work on an array of questions in the fields of cancer therapeutics; clinical epidemiology; diseases of ageing; hormones, growth, and development; molecular medicine; neuroscience, and vision.
The OHRI's mandate is to advance knowledge of health and disease on multiple fronts, ranging from increasing understanding of what is happening at the molecular and cellular level in complex disease states, to elucidating best practises in the delivery of health care.
Famous people born at the Ottawa Hospital include:
- Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (b. 19 January 1943) Dutch Princess of the Dutch throne.
- Dan Aykroyd (b. 1 July 1952) Canadian-American actor and comedian.
- Tom Mulcair (b. 24 October 1954) Canadian politician
- Justin Trudeau (b. 25 December 1971), the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.