Hydro Ottawa at the heart of change for CHEO patients

February 12, 2018

Today, Hydro Ottawa presented CHEO with the funds from the 2017 Be at the Heart of Change, Go Paperless Campaign. From August 9 to December 31, 2017 when Hydro Ottawa customers registered for e-billing or automated payments, Hydro Ottawa donated $5 toward the purchase of a portable echocardiography machine.

Since 2015 Hydro Ottawa has been committed to the needs of patients at CHEO. This year the Go Paperless Campaign raised an astounding $88,465 bringing the three-year total to $281,250!

“This year’s Go Paperless campaign is a testament to what can be accomplished when the community comes together to support positive change in the lives of sick children,” said Bryce Conrad, President and CEO, Hydro Ottawa. “Special thanks to our customers for recognizing that when we invest in the care of children, our community as a whole is a healthier and better place to live.”

Every day the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s highly specialized team of medical professionals care for critically ill and high-risk newborn babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Providing life-saving treatment to these fragile infants requires cutting edge tools.

An echocardiography machine is a critical piece of equipment for the care of the tiny preterm babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. The portable echocardiography machine has made it possible for neonatologists to do a targeted neonatal echocardiography to see heart structure and how well it is working. The machine is used to rapidly obtain valuable hemodynamic information that can be extremely helpful in the evaluation of a critically ill neonate.

“We are extremely grateful to Hydro Ottawa and its customers for their continuing partnership and dedication to children’s health,” said Jacqueline Belsito, Vice-president of Philanthropy with the CHEO Foundation. “The Go Paperless Campaign has brought in vital funds and answers the call for equipment needs. In this case we can help CHEO’s tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have access to equipment needed in their diagnoses and treatment plans.”

For more information:

Len Hanes
Director of Communications
CHEO Foundation

Daniel Séguin
Manager, Media and Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa
613-738-5499, ext.: 2345
[email protected]

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa delivers electricity to more than 328,000 homes and businesses in Ottawa and Casselman. For 100 years, Hydro Ottawa has reliably supplied its customers with power, building and investing in the local electric grid. Proudly municipally owned, Hydro Ottawa contributes to the well-being of the community we serve. Its innovative services help customers manage their account and energy use.

About CHEO Foundation

The CHEO Foundation’s mission is to further the physical, mental and social well-being of children and their families in eastern Ontario and western Quebec by raising, managing and dispersing funds.

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