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(l-r): Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation; Ann Ford, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Integrated Health Systems, Osler; Rod Power, City Councillor, Wards 7 and 8; Navjit Kaur Brar, Regional Councillor, Wards 2 and 6; Dennis Keenan, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 and 4; Mayor Patrick Brown, Brampton; Kiki Ferrari, Chief Operating Officer, Osler; Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, Osler; Pardeep Singh Gill, First Vice Chair, Osler Board of Directors; Amarjot Sandhu, MPP, Brampton West; Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5

Osler invites community input on design of the new Peel Memorial Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2023 12:30 PM

Additional Peel Memorial community engagement events coming this summer

William Osler Health System (Osler) invites members of the community to provide their input on the design of the new Peel Memorial Hospital through a newly expanded online survey. Community engagement is an ongoing and valuable component of a hospital redevelopment project, including the exciting transformation of Peel Memorial into Brampton’s new hospital. Feedback from the community will help inform the design, look and...

Amanda, a physiotherapist at the seniors clinic at Peel Memorial, helps a male patient with mobility exercises

Managing mobility as we age

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 01:59 PM

As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass, which can impact our levels of activity and fitness. To help, there are a number of ways we can treat and protect our bodies to sustain our mobility.

We spoke with Amanda and Renate, physiotherapists at the seniors clinic at Peel Memorial, about how we can stay mobile and healthy as we get older.

What is mobility?

Mobility, as used in medical terms, represents a person’s physical ability to move their body the way they want to, while doing what they want to...

(l-r): Linda Franklin, Chair of the Board of Directors, William Osler Health System; Candace Barone, 2023 Kay Blair Community Service Award recipient; and Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, William Osler Health System

Kay Blair Community Service Award presented to Osler’s Candace Barone

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 11:41 AM

Award named in honour of past Osler Board Chair and long-time hospital supporter, Kay Blair

Candace Barone, Occupational Therapist and a passionate member of William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Geriatric Outreach Team, is this year’s recipient of Osler’s Kay Blair Community Service Award. The award was presented to Candace last week, at Osler’s Going Beyond Awards and Gala.

Named in honour of Kay Blair, Past Chair of Osler’s Board of Directors, who passed away in 2016, the recognition is...

Photo of the operations command centre boardroom during a 2015 mock Code Black drill

In case of an emergency: Meet Osler’s Emergency Management and Business Continuity team

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023 09:00 AM

Emergencies happen, and when they do, it’s so important to have processes in place to handle them calmly and efficiently. This is where Osler’s Emergency Management and Business Continuity team comes in.

We spoke with Mahmood Khan, Emergency Management Specialist, from our Emergency Management and Business Continuity team to learn more about what goes into providing a safe environment for everyone at all of our sites.

What are the main roles and responsibilities of the team?

Our team primarily...

Dr. Lee Roth, Gastroenterologist, William Osler Health System

Dr. Roth’s five tips for celiac disease awareness and management

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 12:38 PM

Dr. Lee Roth, MD, MSc, FRCPC, practices gastroenterology and internal medicine at William Osler Health System. He completed his training at Western University, London, Ontario, and is certified in both Canada and the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes problems in your digestive system when you eat food with gluten, a protein found in many common grains.1 Here are some helpful tips to determine if you have celiac disease and how to help you manage it:

Know the...