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Valerie, a Recreation Therapist in the Mental Health and Addictions program at Etobicoke General, is pictured with one of her emotional regulation kits

Doodling and aerobics: Recreation therapy-inspired CBT to help mental health patients

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 03:59 PM

Valerie is a Recreation Therapist in the Mental Health and Addictions program at Etobicoke General. A key part of her role is finding ways to use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help inpatient mental health patients manage better.

We learn more about her role and how she uses recreation therapy to teach patients valuable skills and strategies to live happy, healthy lives.

Tell us about your role and how you use CBT.

My programs are all CBT-informed. CBT helps individuals identify negative...

Dr. Parneet Cheema, Osler’s Medical Director of Cancer Care and Head of Cancer Research

Dr. Cheema’s five tips for cancer awareness and prevention

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 03:04 PM

Dr. Parneet Cheema, MD, MBiotech, FRCPC, is Osler’s Medical Director of Cancer Care and Head of Cancer Research. As a medical oncologist, Dr. Cheema completed her postgraduate training at the University of Toronto, where she holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Cheema is an international leader in lung cancer, precision medicine and immunotherapy treatments for cancer.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about four in 10 cancer cases can be...

Osler invites residents to connect with hospital leaders at next Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 04:51 PM

Updates include the latest on Osler’s COVID-19 recovery and exciting hospital expansion plans

William Osler Health System (Osler) is inviting community members to participate in its next Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, May 3 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., and to join the conversation about Osler’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, the transformation of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness into Brampton’s new hospital, the future of hospital services, the latest on its visitor policy and more.


The Holi Gala 2022 volunteer steering committee (l-r): John Digby, Akhil Shah, Sabrina Hazel, Dr. Gurjit Bajwa, Pal Ghumman, Gurwinder Gill, Pankaj Bajaj, Seema Sharma, Dr. Vandana Ahulwalia, Manny Mann, Sanjay Sinha and Jake Dheer

Osler Foundation’s Holi Gala dazzles guests and raises $847,000 for local hospitals

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 02:49 PM

William Osler Health System Foundation’s (Osler Foundation) ninth annual Holi Gala, presented by BVD Group, returned in person last Saturday, bringing over 600 attendees together for an exciting and colourful celebration of spring.

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of sponsors and guests, this was the most successful Holi Gala in the event’s history, raising $847,000 to support essential surgical equipment needs at Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital, and Peel Memorial...

Osler receives prestigious national recognition for excellence in patient safety

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 02:28 PM

Today, William Osler Health System (Osler) was nationally recognized by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) for its unwavering commitment to safe, quality care as the recipient of the prestigious 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Award sponsored by BD Canada.

At Osler, patient safety is at the heart of everything we do. In 2019, Osler embarked on a transformational journey to refresh its approach to patient safety incident management and this award recognizes the significant positive outcomes...