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(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...

Paul Perez, Registered Nurse in the Dialysis Unit at Etobicoke General Hospital

From the Philippines to UAE to Canada: Celebrating International Nurses Day with Paul Perez

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2023 10:41 AM

International Nurses Day is a special day to celebrate the invaluable contributions of nurses around the globe. It’s a day to reflect on the dedication and hard work of health care professionals working tirelessly to improve the lives of their patients and communities. Paul Perez, an internationally educated nurse, shares his inspiring story of perseverance and determination to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Canada. Paul works in the Dialysis Unit at the Etobicoke General Hospital,...

Osler's May 2023 Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2023 11:43 AM

On May 2, Osler held a Telephone Town Hall. During this virtual, interactive event, participants heard about exciting developments for health care in our communities, including the transformation of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness into Brampton’s new hospital, comprehensive cancer care and much more. Hospital leaders in attendance included:

  • Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
  • Stuart Johnston, Osler Board Director and Chair of the Governance...