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Osler initiates Code Orange to address capacity pressures and staffing challenges

Posted on Monday, January 03, 2022 05:31 PM

On Monday, January 3, William Osler Health System (Osler) declared a Code Orange (Stage 2). This is due to an increase in COVID-19 patient volumes across Osler and staffing challenges that have affected the hospital’s capacity.

“Osler has enacted all contingency planning and has reached Stage 2 of a Code Orange, which is typically used when demand outpaces capacity to ensure internal and external resources are deployed efficiently,” said Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO, William Osler Health...

Holly, an RN in the Operating Room at Brampton Civic Hospital

Holly operates with care and compassion

Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:50 AM

As a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Operating Room (OR) at Brampton Civic Hospital, Holly is used to working in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same. But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Holly and the OR team took major steps to adjust to their new normal.

What hasn’t changed is the quality of care provided and the level of patient advocacy that Holly offers to her patients.

Building a connection

While scrubbing in to surgery may seem like a thrilling job, the real thrill is...

Osler Foundation’s Awesome Auction raises $330,000 for hospitals’ pandemic recovery efforts

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 01:52 PM

Lucky bidders got a jump on their holiday shopping and helped to raise $165,000 at Osler Foundation’s Awesome Auction, hosted by William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation). Thanks to a generous matching gift from Bramalea Lions Club, this amount was doubled, bringing the total to $330,000, with all funds raised going to support pandemic recovery at William Osler Health System (Osler) hospitals.

This exciting online auction ran from November 24 to December 3 and offered many unique...

Osler’s December 2021 Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Friday, December 03, 2021 09:57 AM

On Thursday, December 2, Osler held a telephone town hall that included the latest information on Osler’s COVID-19 response and recovery, hospital construction projects and health care tips going into the holidays. Participants were able to ask questions and engage with hospital leaders, including Dr. Naveed Mohammad, Osler’s President and CEO.

Also on the call were:

  • Susan Britton Payne, Member of Osler’s Board of Directors
  • Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation
  • Kiki Ferrari, Chief...

Otello, a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Procedure Unit at Brampton Civic Hospital

Otello puts her heart into everything she does

Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021 12:55 PM

For the last 23 years, Otello has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN), caring for patients in Osler’s Cardiac Procedure Unit. She currently works in the cardiac catheterization lab at Brampton Civic Hospital, where she and her team perform a range of routine procedures, and also respond to cardiac emergencies.

When speaking to Otello, it’s impossible not to feel the genuine passion she has for her work, her team and the patients that she cares for.

A love of health care fostered from childhood