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Osler Foundation sets out to raise $10 million to Build Back, Together

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:24 AM

Donation from FDC Foundation jumpstarts campaign in support of hospitals’ pandemic recovery

Today, William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) is launching the Build Back, Together campaign, with a goal of raising $10 million for William Osler Health System (Osler), to support COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The campaign will help Osler hospitals, and the entire community, build back from the pandemic—better, stronger, and together.

Although urgent and emergent surgeries...

Deborah and her husband during one of their hospital visits

Virtual Urgent Care appointment leads to sight-saving surgery

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 03:46 PM

After months of writing about the benefits of Osler’s Virtual Urgent Care (VUC) service in her role at William Osler Health System (Osler), Deborah Churchill experienced it first-hand. “I’m sharing my story (or more accurately, my husband’s story) to illustrate just how well Osler’s VUC service worked for me – and could for you as well.”

With Emergency Department (ED) volumes increasing and projected to continue to rise into the winter months, the VUC is a great alternative care option,...

Osler's October 2021 Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 12:10 PM

On October 5, 2021, residents from across our communities participated in a Telephone Town Hall. This virtual, interactive event included the latest updates on hospital services and building priorities – including our exciting plans for Peel Memorial's expansion, and a comprehensive cancer care centre in Brampton. Participants heard from leadership, including:

  • Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO
  • Geoffrey Ritchie, Chair of Osler’s Board of Directors
  • Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler...

L to R: Stacey Zammit and Nancy Pearsoll are Occupational Therapists at Osler

Q & A with two of Osler's Occupational Therapists

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 09:00 AM

For Occupational Therapy Month, we chatted with two of our OTs about their unique roles and the common misconceptions people tend to have around what they do every day.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a very broad field. Our role is to assess an individual’s ability to perform everyday tasks, both cognitively and physically. We develop a plan to help patients improve and regain their skills in a number of different ways after they’ve experienced a medical event. You can find...

L to R: Charyl Galpin, Wendy Howe, Connie Stefankiewicz and Susan Britton Payne hit the links at the 25th annual Osler Open: Etobicoke Invitational. The tournament raised nearly $220,000 in support of Etobicoke General Hospital.

Golfers tee up to raise nearly $220,000 for local health care at 25th annual Etobicoke Invitational

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:19 AM

Once again, avid golfers and William Osler Health System (Osler) supporters came together for the 25th Etobicoke Invitational golf tournament, raising funds for Osler’s Etobicoke General Hospital.

The 2021 tournament, hosted at The Country Club in Woodbridge, saw a total of 152 golfers tee off in a safe and staggered start in support of William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation). With ‘to-go’ style meals to start and end their day, golfers also enjoyed a gourmet sandwich lunch at the...