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Elisabete Kremer, Quality Management Coordinator, William Osler Health System

Quality lives here: A glimpse into the role of our Environmental Services teams

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023 02:44 PM

Osler’s Environmental Services teams play an often behind-the-scenes but vital role in patient care. The teams work hard across Osler’s hospitals and other sites to ensure our patients move throughout our facilities safely, and ensure patient rooms, treatment areas and public spaces are cleaned and well maintained.

We spoke with Elisabete Kremer, Quality Management Coordinator, to learn more about her role in maintaining the highest safety and cleanliness standards for our Osler family.

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Dr. Arpita Gantayet-Mathur, Rheumatologist, William Osler Health System

Dr. Gantayet-Mathur’s five health tips to help manage arthritis

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 04:23 PM

Dr. Arpita Gantayet-Mathur, MD, MASc, FRCPC, is a rheumatologist at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton Civic Hospital. After completing her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Gantayet completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alberta, and a Rheumatology Fellowship at Western University.

One in five Canadians of all ages – 20 per cent of the population – is affected by some form of arthritis, a condition often causing pain, swelling and/or...

Dr. Frank Martino, Osler's President and CEO

Letter to the community from Osler's President and CEO Dr. Frank Martino

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023 11:34 AM

Dear community:

One year ago, I had the honour of becoming William Osler Health System’s (Osler’s) President and CEO. Reflecting on my first year, I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude for Osler’s incredible health care heroes, our vibrant, engaged community whom we have the privilege to serve, our many partners, our generous donors, and all those entrusted to our care. This community and this team truly are my ‘why’ and the reason I am so inspired to come to work every day to build a strong...

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Beat the heat: What to know about heat-related illnesses

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 09:00 AM

We all know we must protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. But did you know it goes even further than that? Exposure to the sun can induce heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and can become dangerous if immediate actions aren’t taken.

We spoke to Dr. Jeffrey Handler, Emergency Physician, to learn more about heat-related illnesses and how to protect yourself.

What are heat-related illnesses and how are they caused?

Heat-related illnesses are conditions that occur...

Dr. Bharat Bahl, Emergency Physician at Osler and Palliative Care Physician Lead at Etobicoke General Hospital

Dr. Bahl’s five health tips for back to school

Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 02:26 PM

Dr. Bharat Bahl, MD CCFP, CAC, EM, is an Emergency Physician with William Osler Health System (Osler) and the Palliative Care Physician Lead at Osler’s Etobicoke General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto, Dr. Bahl completed emergency medicine training at the University of Ottawa, and Palliative Care training at McMaster University.

With the new school year just around the corner, here are Dr. Bahl’s tips for a safe and healthy return to school:

Set a daily...