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Collette, Mental Health and Addictions Registered Nurse, Brampton Civic Hospital

Collette empowers mental health patients to become partners in their care

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 02:08 PM

Collette is a Registered Nurse (RN) at Brampton Civic Hospital and for the last six years, she has worked in one of Osler’s inpatient units of the Mental Health and Addictions program. She and her team provide acute treatment to patients primarily with mood and anxiety disorders and are passionate about providing high-quality care, close to home.

Answering the call

You’d never guess it by the passion she shows toward her career, but Collette did not always plan to work in health care. “My background...

Osler awarded Exemplary Standing, the highest designation by Accreditation Canada

Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 02:39 PM

William Osler Health System (Osler) is among a group of select hospitals in Canada to receive ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’ designation from Accreditation Canada. This recognition is the highest possible designation and confirms Osler’s commitment to safety and continuous quality improvement. It is also especially significant, coming after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic where Osler was one of the hardest-hit health systems in the province.

“I am incredibly proud of everyone at Osler...

(l-r): Ken Mayhew, Osler Foundation's President and CEO; Dr. Frank Martino, Osler's Interim President and CEO; His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu (King) of Warri, Nigeria; Queen Olori Atuwatse III of Warri, Nigeria; Chief Josephine Onemu of Warri, Nigeria; and Tiziana Rivera, Osler's Vice President, Quality and Chief Nursing Executive

Osler welcomes international delegation at Brampton Civic Hospital

Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 01:35 PM

On June 6, 2022, Osler welcomed His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu (King) of Warri, Nigeria, for a brief showcase of hospital innovations and excellence in care at Brampton Civic Hospital. The tour was part of a broader delegation to the City of Brampton.

Dr. Frank Martino, Osler’s Interim President and CEO; Tiziana Rivera, Osler's Vice President, Quality and Chief Nursing Executive; and Ken Mayhew, Osler Foundation’s President and CEO, toured the King and Queen Olori Atuwatse III through...

(l-r): Occupational Therapist Kaitlin Cowper and Recreation Therapist Marlene (Marni) Bannerman

Osler staff learn sign language to provide patient-inspired health care

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 02:49 PM

Recreation Therapist Marlene (Marni) Bannerman and Occupational Therapist Kaitlin Cowper can now add American Sign Language to their list of skills. The two therapists from the Adult Mental Health Unit at Osler have been using their lunch hours to learn sign language so they could better communicate with a Deaf patient.

Their efforts are a perfect example of Osler’s Value of compassion - being kind and helping each other and considering the unique needs of others in the pursuit of health and well-being...

Dr. Kevin Lumb, Osler’s Division Head of Respirology

Dr. Lumb's five tips for asthma awareness and management

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:41 AM

Dr. Kevin Lumb, MD, FRCP, is Osler’s Division Head of Respirology and has been practicing at Osler since 2010. Dr. Lumb has also been the Medical Advisor for Osler’s pulmonary function laboratories since 2019, and was the Site Chief of Medicine at Etobicoke General Hospital from 2020-2021. He completed his medical and subspecialty fellowship training at the University of Toronto.

Asthma is a common and potentially serious chronic disease caused by inflammation in the airways of the lungs. This inflammation...