Champion of Care

The most special way to say thank you.

Champion of Care Pin

At Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH), you have the opportunity to recognize and show appreciation when a QCH team member has provided exceptional care by making a donation in honour of the care received. A Champion of Care is an individual, team or department that has displayed the utmost dedication and compassion while providing extraordinary care to you or your loved ones.

When a Champion of Care donation is made, your Champion will be notified of the gift and message you shared in their honour. Foundation team members then coordinate a special presentation with your Champion to present them with a pin to wear with pride. These presentations are to honour these exceptional team members for their passion and commitment to patient care.

The message you provide will also be shared with their colleagues, supervisors and senior team to share the pride in this special recognition, and with your permission we will also share your message and story to recognize the outstanding caregivers of QCH publicly. Your gift not only shows your appreciation, it goes directly back to patient care and puts the necessary tools in the hands of our caregivers.

By making a donation in honour of your Champion of Care, you are making a wonderful gesture that lets your Champion know how much they are appreciated.


For any inquiries on the Champion of Care program or to make a donation by telephone, please contact Sara Prendergast, Donor Engagement Associate at or 613-721-4700 ext. 1061.

Dr. Jacinda Wong

On the morning of September 19, 2020, Alexis packed her family’s car with everything she could think of to keep her two-year old daughter entertained for the day – snacks, toys, colouring books, her iPad – hoping she’d not forgotten some favourite diversion… she was on her way to the two day drive-thru COVID-19 testing pop-up at the Canadian Tire Centre after learning of an outbreak at her daughter’s day care.



Medicine Inpatient Unit (C3)

After a week of severe abdominal pain, Dana was told by her family doctor that she needed to go to the hospital Emergency Department as soon as possible. Shortly after, Dana was picked up by an ambulance and was told by paramedics that she was going to Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH). In that moment, regardless of the severe pain, she breathed a huge sigh of relief.




Registered Nurse Sue Pickard

Logan calls February 27, 2020, one of the worst days of her life.

After being involved in a head-on motor collision with her brother and her dog, Beau, they were transported to Queensway Carleton Hospital’s (QCH) Emergency Department (ED) where they met Sue Pickard, an ED Registered Nurse (RN).   

Logan and her brother are the only family each other have in Ottawa, so when they were separated upon arriving at QCH to be rushed for testing, they were terrified.