Excerpts from Wikipedia and the CHEO Foundation website.
CHEO is a major children’s hospital, and one of five children’s trauma centres in Canada. It is located in Ottawa, Ontario and serves the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec regions.
Through the work of its Research Institute, CHEO maintains a growing reputation for major research into muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, pain, cystic fibrosis, mental health, pediatric cancer, and new drug therapies, among others.
The hospital is widely recognized for the following programs and facilities:
- Pediatric cardiovascular treatment program, with facilities for the diagnosis and correction of complex cardiac malformations, including open and closed heart surgery
- Pediatric trauma treatment
- Eating disorder treatment
- Surgical repair of cleft lips and palates, which makes use of new and innovative products and techniques early on in the treatment of newborns
- Speech language therapy and audiology
Preschool autism program
- Immunological deficiency (including HIV) and tuberculosis programs
- Children and youth protection services
- Psychiatric emergency services
- Genetics program that offers clinical, biochemical, cytogenetic, and molecular genetic diagnostic services to eastern Ontario and western Quebec, as well as clinical outreach for genetics programs in Northern Ontario
- Youth Net/Réseau Ado, a bilingual, regional mental health promotion and early intervention program run by youth for youth
- An injury prevention program to reduce child and youth injuries