CHEO seeks volunteers to join its Board of Directors and Board standing committees
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 02:50 PM
CHEO, the leading provider of specialized pediatric health services in the region, is currently recruiting volunteers to join its Board of Directors and Board Standing Committees. CHEO’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the organization - its members set the organization’s strategic priorities and ensure they’re met; they provide ongoing oversight of the quality of care provided; and ensure financial resources are managed appropriately.Vacancy - Board of Directors
CHEO has 2 zones for masking
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 08:30 AM
Masks work. They help prevent the spread of illness. And that matters at CHEO because we care for children who are extremely vulnerable to illnesses like flu, RSV and COVID-19.
Following careful consideration and consultation, CHEO is implementing new masking guidelines. Effective Thursday, June 1, 2023, CHEO will have two masking zones clearly identified throughout all CHEO locations:
- Mandatory: Masking will be mandatory in clinical and waiting areas
- Recommended: Masking will be recommended in...
New universal washroom further removes barriers for children and families at CHEO
Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 02:33 PM
Ottawa – May 4, 2023 – Continually aiming to remove barriers for children and youth, as well as families, visitors and staff of all abilities, CHEO is proud to open a new universal washroom at its main building on Smyth Road. Located on Level 1, a few feet away from the elevators, this 150-square-foot washroom was built to be accessible to individuals with mobility devices. It is also gender inclusive and was designed to provide ample space for everyone.
This new space is in response to feedback...
Thanking our doctors on National Physicians’ Day
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 09:00 AM
On this, National Physicians’ Day, we want to take a moment to celebrate, thank and recognize all of CHEO’s inspiring medical staff, as well as all the other physicians who we partner with in providing care to the children and youth we serve.
This past year was like no other as we saw unprecedented volumes and severity of illness in patients requiring our care and support. Our medical staff and partner physicians all stepped up and worked together in new ways, taking on jobs outside their...
Researchers discover new gene variant causing inherited lung disease in Inuit
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:55 AM
The newly discovered gene variant could contribute to high rates of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Inuit populations
OTTAWA, Canada – May 1, 2023 – Researchers at the CHEO Research Institute and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a previously unidentified gene variant that causes Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD), which is present in Inuit populations in both Nunavut and Nunavik. This novel gene variant may play an important role in recurrent...