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Ensuring the most vulnerable are supported and protected during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 08:20 AM

Since the start of 2021, Christine Billanti, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Hub Consultant, has been visiting some of the places in our region hardest hit by COVID-19 to offer a helping hand. As a member of Osler’s Long-Term Care and Congregate Setting Support Team, Christine provides support and education to help reduce the spread of viruses and infections in these settings.

The Long-Term Care and Congregate Setting Support Team is one of 25 across Ontario linked to a local hospital and...

Chelsea Burnell, Telehomecare nurse at Osler, sits at her desk

Bridging hospital to home: Osler’s Telehomecare Remote Monitoring Program helps COVID-19 patients

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:04 AM

For years, William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Telehomecare team has been helping patients learn how to successfully manage their chronic conditions at home through the Remote Monitoring Program.

Traditionally the Program focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Telehomecare team expanded the Program to COVID-19 patients. This unique program was envisioned by Osler respirologist Dr. Vikram Commondore...

Osler's March 2021 Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 09:27 AM

On Wednesday, March 24, residents from across our communities participated in Osler’s Telephone Town Hall. This live, interactive event included the latest updates about Osler’s response to COVID-19, the hospital’s role in vaccination, and plans for future hospital expansion projects. Participants heard from senior hospital leaders, including:

  • Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO
  • Kiki Ferrari, Chief Operating Officer
  • Ann Ford, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Services
  • Mary Jane...

Staff member using the Operational Command Centre electronic dashboard

Creating vital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 02:43 PM

Serving one of Canada’s hardest-hit regions through COVID-19 has truly required “all hands on deck.” Osler’s region has consistently experienced one of the highest test positivity rates in Ontario and we’ve cared for the highest number of COVID-19 patients of any hospital in the province.

We’ve had to respond, pivot, anticipate impending needs, and most fundamentally, continue to provide compassionate, high-quality care to all of our patients – many of whom were struggling with the effects of COVID-19.

Throughout...

Osler invites residents to connect through Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:14 AM

Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO, and other senior hospital leaders to provide updates about Osler’s COVID-19 response

As we mark one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, William Osler Health System (Osler) is inviting the community to its next Telephone Town Hall. On Wednesday, March 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., residents can learn about Osler’s ongoing response to COVID-19, the hospital’s role in COVID-19 vaccinations, plans for future hospital expansion projects, and other Osler initiatives....