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Some members of Brampton’s Civic cardiac team pose outside one of the hospital’s Cath Labs where they perform a highly-advanced, minimally-invasive procedure one day a month for patients experiencing chronic chest pain

Cardiac collaboration brings highly-specialized procedure to Brampton Civic

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2020 12:00 AM

When Sandeep Sangha started having chest pain while he was running, he chalked it up to a lack of exercise over the winter months.

But the pain and shortness of breath persisted and, despite having no family history of heart disease, he began to worry. He went to see his family doctor who referred him to a cardiologist. Then came a stress test, an angiogram – and a shocking discovery.

One of the arteries supplying blood to Sandeep's heart was 100 per cent blocked.

On January 31, the Brampton truck...

(l-r) Marilyn Verghis, Health Equity and Inclusion Specialist, Mary Jane McNally, Chief Patient Experience Officer and Gurwinder Gill, Director of Health Equity are members of Osler’s Health Equity Team

Osler named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 8th year in a row

Posted on Friday, March 06, 2020 12:00 AM

Osler one of only five health care organizations across Canada to receive this honour

William Osler Health System (Osler) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2020, making it the eighth year in a row the organization has received this national award.

The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace – specifically acknowledging and honouring programs that focus on women, visible minority populations,...

(l-r) Steven Wimmer, MBTW-WAI; Councillor Doug Whillans; Ken Mayhew, Osler Foundation; Mayor Patrick Brown; Trevor Hall, DG Group; Vivian Douglas, City of Brampton; Mike Harris; MBTW-WAI; Alistair Shields, KLM Planning Group

A mountain of support: Ski Day event raises $83,000 for local hospitals

Posted on Monday, March 02, 2020 12:00 AM

There was fresh, powdered snow for skiers and snowboarders who enjoyed a day on the slopes at Caledon Ski Club in support of William Osler Health System Foundation’s (Osler Foundation) 12th annual Ski Day, presented by DG Group. The annual event attracted over 180 winter sports enthusiasts who together raised $83,000 to help purchase equipment and fund redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

“The...

Connie Zammit, Brampton Civic rehab patient, and Amanda Kidnie, Recreation Therapist, participate in Aqua Therapy Program

Helping patients 'flourish' when they leave the hospital

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Eighty-two-year-old Connie Zammit swims seven days a week.

Her love of swimming has inspired others and, depending on the day, she's usually joined by four to six ladies, all of whom consider Connie to be the unofficial leader of their 'swim club'.

It wasn't that long ago, however, that an unexpected injury had Connie wondering if her swimming days were over. “I was rushing around and tripped over my shoes,” she said. The fall broke her pelvic bone – an injury that led to a 40-day stay on Brampton...

Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO, William Osler Health System

Osler announces Dr. Naveed Mohammad as its new President and CEO

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Long-time Osler physician and leader appointed to lead one of Canada’s largest community hospitals

Today, Jane McMullan, Chair of the William Osler Health System (Osler) Board of Directors announced that long-time Osler physician and leader, Dr. Naveed Mohammad, has been named as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes as a result of a comprehensive search spanning the last five months.

Dr. Mohammad has been with Osler since 1997, beginning as an emergency...