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Alina Rashid, Oncology Clinic Pharmacist and Oral Anticancer Therapy Program Lead

Unique program empowers patients fighting cancer

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Manuel Paul is an avid golfer. So when he started experiencing pain in his low back he attributed it to the sport he loved. It wasn’t until months later, when the pain became debilitating and he was hospitalized, that he learned he had developed Multiple Myeloma - a type of blood cancer. The severe pain Manuel was experiencing in his back was caused by a hip bone that cracked as the disease progressed.

After undergoing initial rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant at downtown hospitals,...

Peel Memorial's COVID-19 Assessment Centre Signage

Osler opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 AM

With the number of cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Canada, William Osler Health System (Osler) is one of a number of hospitals across the province taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of its community through the opening of an assessment centre to screen for COVID-19.

The Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness is a dedicated clinic that assesses people in the community with possible symptoms of COVID-19. Based on an assessment of their symptoms,...

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.