Matthew Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, William Osler Health System (Osler) participated as a panelist alongside Hon. Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton and Mark Brown, Reports and Rankings Editor, MoneySense at The State of the City Luncheon on February 9, 2016. Hosted by the Brampton Board of Trade, the event’s discussion focused on the current and future state of Brampton and enhancing the city’s livability.
Anderson shared the measures Osler is taking to provide quality health care, contributing to a healthy, livable community.
“Committed to providing patient-inspired health care without boundaries, Osler plays a leading role in serving this community’s growing population,” said Anderson. “We recognize that access to the health care services needed most – and the physicians who provide them – are key to increasing the livability of this city.
At the Brampton and Etobicoke sites combined, approximately 750,000 patients are cared for every year. Osler is also home to world-class physicians, leading innovative programs that are bringing important health care services closer to home. In fact, since the opening of Brampton Civic Hospital in 2007, Osler has recruited more than 350 specialists from around the globe.
Osler will soon welcome its newest site, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which will be redeveloped and fully operational by early 2017.
“This is a significant project that is going to have positive, long-term impacts to the livability of the city. Building the new Peel Memorial is an essential step to creating a local system focused on health, wellness and service delivery,” added Anderson.
With future phases focusing on partnerships, research and complementary care providers, the centre will provide a more holistic approach to support people to manage their chronic conditions in the community, stay well and live a healthier lifestyle.
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