40th Anniversary Flashback: A Year of Turning 40

December 20, 2016









As 2016 winds down, the Ottawa Heart Institute can look back on a remarkable 40th anniversary year that brought together the extended Heart Institute community in celebration and appreciation.

Congratulations

Political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, reached out to share their congratulation and best wishes by video:

 

Founders’ Breakfast

On the beautiful morning of May 11, the Heart Institute held the Founders’ Breakfast to celebrate its birthday. Local dignitaries joined Institute founders Dr. Wilbert Keon and Dr. Donald Beanlands along with current and former staff and patients, as well as the local community.

The event culminated in everyone adding their names to the signature wall that now hangs in the first floor waiting area.










On May 11, 2016, the Heart Institute held the Founders’ Breakfast to celebrate its birthday.


On May 11, 2016, the Heart Institute held the Founders’ Breakfast to celebrate its birthday.









On May 11, 2016, the Heart Institute held the Founders’ Breakfast to celebrate its birthday.


On May 11, 2016, the Heart Institute held the Founders’ Breakfast to celebrate its birthday.
 

Gala

A gala donor recognition event in October again celebrated Dr. Keon’s legacy with an expert panel on the evolution of cardiac care, moderated by journalist and author Jeffery Simpson. Panellists included world-renowned surgeons Drs. Randolph Chitwood and Tirone David.









A gala donor recognition event in October again celebrated Dr. Keon’s legacy with an expert panel on the evolution of cardiac care, moderated by journalist and author Jeffery Simpson. Panelists included world-renowned surgeons Drs. Randolph Chitwood and Tirone David.

Heart Teams Symposium

A symposium hosted by the Heart Institute at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in honour of the 40th anniversary looked at the role of heart teams in Canadian cardiovascular care.









The Heart Institute expansion project reached an important milestone in November with the completion of the new building’s structure. Excitement is growing as the detail work now begins.

New Building Construction

The Heart Institute expansion project reached an important milestone in November with the completion of the new building’s structure. Excitement is growing as the detail work now begins.

Learn more about the project at Our Expansion.

Flashback Stories

The 40th Anniversary Flashback series was a popular addition to The Beat for 2016. In case you missed any of the stories along the way, here is a recap:                        

“Our sincere thanks go to all those who have participated in the celebration of our 40th anniversary,” said Dr. Thierry Mesana, President and CEO. “We are particularly excited to be moving into our expanded facility in the spring of 2018, and we look forward to serving our patients and advancing cardiovascular care for many decades to come.”

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