Milestones, memories, and mementos: Heart Institute marks 45th anniversary this May

OTTAWA, May 11, 2021 It was 45 years ago, on May 11, 1976, that the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) opened its doors. Founded by visionary cardiac surgeon and researcher Dr. Wilbert J. Keon, what began as a department in The Ottawa Hospital has since flourished into Canada’s largest and foremost cardiovascular care centre, encompassing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research, and education.

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, media and the public are invited to follow on social media where the UOHI will share milestones, memories, and mementos from the institute’s rich history. Follow @HeartInstitute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram during the month of May, and use the hashtag #UOHI45 to share your stories about Ottawa’s world-class heart institute.

For more information:

Discover a selection of memorable milestones from the UOHI’s rich history in today’s anniversary issue of The Beat.

Learn more about the UOHI, including noteworthy facts and research highlights from the past four-and-a-half decades.

Further Together: The UOHI is internationally recognized for the degree to which care, education, and research are increasingly integrated. Learn about the Heart Institute’s strategic plan through to 2024.

Media contact:

Leigh B. Morris
Communications Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-316-6409 (cell)

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