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The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is a pediatric health and research center providing outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and training the health care professionals of tomorrow.image of a young woman in scrubs in front of an x-ray image

Over the past 40 years, CHEO has established itself as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth aged 0 to their 18th birthday. CHEO's large service area includes not only Ottawa, but also Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario.

With more than $243 million in annual revenues, CHEO is the second largest hospital in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and has more than 2,500 doctors, nurses and additional staff dedicated to providing the best possible care for the children and youth of our community.

CHEO is one of only a few stand-alone pediatric hospitals in Canada, and has more than 6,600 admissions, 7,700 surgeries and 171,000 clinic visits each year. It also has one of the busiest pediatric emergency rooms in the country, treating more than 69,000 patients a year.

Through funding from both the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (MCYS), CHEO runs specialized programs for eating disorders, autism, psychiatric mental health, sexual assault, telepsychiatry, and early language development.

In addition to its clinical mandate, CHEO is an academic health science center. Each year, it provides education to 2,300 future pediatricians and students in nursing and other health professions. And the almost 200 researchers at the CHEO Research Institute’s conduct $24 million in leading-edge pediatric research.

CHEO houses several provincial and regional programs, including the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, the Ontario Newborn Screening Program, Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario and the Champlain Maternal Newborn Program.

CHEO also extends its expertise outside its walls, providing training for doctors and nurses in community hospitals on best-practices for pediatric care.

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