There is always something happening at or in support of RVH. Whether it's a concert for patients in Continuing Care, or a milestone celebration in Victoria Cafe, the RVH spirit is alive and well in our community.
Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk
Starting in June 2017, The Ottawa Hospital and Renfrew Victoria Hospital will be taking part in a pilot to screen people at high risk of developing lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women and men in Ontario. Approximately 7,100 people died of lung cancer in 2016 – more than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined. People are usually diagnosed with lung cancer when the disease is at an advanced stage and treatment options are limited. Screening can detect lung cancers at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be successful.
You may be eligible for this pilot if you are between 55 and 74 years old and have smoked cigarettes daily for 20 or more years (not necessarily consecutively). You can be referred to the pilot by your doctor or through your nurse practitioner, or you can contact the Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk directly at 1-844-394-1124.
This pilot will focus on participants in the Ottawa and Renfrew areas. The pilot is restricted to a maximum of 775 eligible participants in the first year; participants who are referred once the maximum number is reached will not be able to participate in the pilot in the first year, but may be able to participate in the second year.
RVH Front Lawn
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Ages 9 and under
April 12, 2017
Engagement Session—Inpatient Mental Health Services
The LHIN and a Steering Committee of Providers led by the Royal Ottawa Health Care
Group and Hôpital Montfort are developing a plan for inpatient mental health and
addictions services across the Champlain region.
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BPSO Day — May 12, 2016
On April 15, 2016 every patient in the hospital received a "Care Planning Cookie" on their meal tray, along with information from the Speak Up Campaign for National Advance Care Planning Day to stimulate the discussion on Living Well and Dying Well - Life and Death Matters!
Stay tuned for more information on Hospital Auxiliary upcoming events.
70th Anniversary Cookbooks - $20.00. Contract Fran at 613-433-3470
50th Anniversary of the Last Nurses Graduating Class
Grand opening of Regional Nephrology Unit
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Congratulations to RVH nurses Grace Leavoy, Sandra Robinson, Jessica Gilbert and Jeannette Lingley who presented their poster, Improving Team Communication, at The Ottawa Hospital Patient Safety Conference on October 29.
Grace Leavoy, Sandra Robinson, Jessica Gilbert and Jeanette Lingley.
Renfrew Victoria Hospital has welcomed new physician Dr. Bill Blaine to our team and community.
The official announcement made on Thursday, May 22 by representatives of the Renfrew and Area Health Services Village shared that Dr. Blaine replaces retiree Dr. Dave Johnson as anesthesiologist and will also work in the RVH emergency department.
The most recent recruit by the RAHSV expressed his gratefulness for the warm reception he has already received from administration, physicians and nurses.
The Carleton Place native will begin full-time at RVH in July 2014, but has already been working for the past several months on a part-time basis alongside surgeon Dr. Susan Krajewski in the operating room and as an extra set of hands in our ER, explained RVH CEO and President Randy Penney.
“We are excited that Bill has chosen our community and brings with him a wealth of experience,” stated Penney during the announcement ceremonies.
His expertise enhances the first-class health care services that RVH already provides to its patients, added MPP John Yakabuski.
RVH celebrated Nursing Week May 12-18
Beverly McIntyre graduated from the RVH School of Nursing in 1958. Her mother Grace (seated) with family members, have graciously donated Beverly's nursing uniforms from that era. This years' display was focused on the RVH Nursing Graduates of 1958 in memory of Beverly.
RVH Celebration of Worklife
RVH staff gathered for the Celebration of Work Life dinner and awards on Thursday, April 25.
Members of the Renfrew Pentecostal church donated more than 50 Teddy Bears to help comfort children who are nervous or afraid when they visit the emergency department.
Ethics Lunch and Learn
Guest speaker Dr. Valerie Badro, PhD, spoke about ethical decision making, truth telling, consent and capacity, ethical dilemmas and substitute decision making on March 20.
Patient & Staff Connect Day
More than 50 people, including patients, family members/caregivers, and staff, attended a nephrology education day on March 30. Guest speakers included Dr. Gavril Hercz, MD, FRCPC, Nephrologist, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, who has an interest in the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness, and Marie-Eve Chainey, RN, BScN, who is on dialysis, is a volunteer with the Kidney Foundation of Canada and a track and field athlete competing in high jump.