Title:
Minister's Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety
2013 Individual Champion
Dr. Nathalie Fleming

Nancy MacNider
Executive Director
St. Mary's Home
I received a phone call from Dr. Fleming, who was interested in knowing whether St. Mary's might provide some support services to the adolescent obstetrics clinic at the Ottawa Hospital. She came up with this brilliant innovative idea that perhaps we could run the obstetrics clinic here at St. Mary's Home.

Michelle and Lucas
I came here due to the fact that I was pregnant with this beautiful, handsome little boy.

Alysha
I came to the clinic because I was pregnant and I needed some support. I came to use the doctors' service and also school.

Dr. Nathalie Fleming
FRCSC Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn
The Ottawa Hospital and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
I've been involved here since 2004, and what a journey it's been. We have grown from three patients in one afternoon, as a pilot project, to a full day obstetrics clinic. The result of our research is really exciting because if we can reduce pregnancy complication in our adolescent mothers, we can potentially reduce paediatric and infant hospitalization costs.

Dr. Amanda Black
MPH, FRCSC Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn
The Ottawa Hospital and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
This is a really unique program providing care and the right care in the right place and at the right time. Not only do we have people from obstetrics and gynaecology, but we have adolescent medicine. We have a family health team. We have psychology and we have psychiatry.

Nancy MacNider
She's known how to grow the clinic. As a result, the young women are feeling accepted, where they are attending their medical appointments because they choose to come.

Alysha
Dr. Fleming has helped me through my pregnancy by being a really good doctor. Honestly, she's just very sweet.
Michelle
My experience was great but tough. He had respiratory problems, bronchiolitis and a urinary tract infection. Without Dr. Fleming, I would not have my kid right now and I thank Dr. Fleming.

Dr. Nathalie Fleming
I am so privileged to work here with these wonderful young women. I know I'm making a difference in their lives, and my team is making a difference in their lives. And we want other adolescents to have that same degree of care.

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