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(l-r): Linda Franklin, Chair of the Board of Directors, William Osler Health System; Marlin Morrell, 2024 Kay Blair Community Service Award recipient; and Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, William Osler Health System

Long-time Osler volunteer recognized with Kay Blair Community Service Award

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 11:32 AM

Award named in honour of past Osler Board Chair and passionate hospital champion, Kay Blair

Marlin Morrell, long-time volunteer at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Etobicoke General Hospital, is this year’s recipient of Osler’s Kay Blair Community Service Award. The award was presented to Marlin last week, at Osler’s annual Going Beyond Awards and Gala.

Named in honour of Kay Blair, former Chair of Osler’s Board of Directors who passed away in 2016, the Kay Blair Community Service Award is...

A group of staff from Brampton Civic Hospital's ACE Unit pose for a picture

Meet Osler’s 2023 Innovation Value Award winner: Brampton Civic’s Acute Care of the Elderly Unit

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024 08:56 AM

The letter hangs from the recognition board on the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit at Brampton Civic Hospital for all to see.

Written by the wife of a former patient on the unit, Nadine’s words are a powerful reminder of the difference Osler’s innovative approach to dementia care is having on the lives of those affected by this disease.

“Ross came to you, broken in mind and spirit. You smiled at him. You cared for all his needs. You tried your very best to make it better because you saw him...

(l-r): Liliana Astorino, Clinical RN, and Dr. Mitali Vatsraj, Palliative Care Physician

Understanding palliative care

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 09:00 AM

When the term “palliative care” is used, along with it can come some misunderstandings and uncertainty. Palliative care is a specialized kind of medicine that supports seriously ill patients helping to alleviate their pain and other symptoms associated with the disease. Palliative care is a vital practice that can transform the quality of life for patients and for their families.

We spoke with Osler’s Dr. Mitali Vatsraj, Palliative Care Physician and Liliana Astorino, Clinical RN, to debunk some...

Osler invites residents to connect with hospital leaders at community Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2024 02:02 PM

Updates include latest hospital news and Osler’s exciting transformational journey

William Osler Health System (Osler) is inviting community members to participate in its next Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, May 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Osler’s senior leadership will bring the latest updates about Osler’s innovative clinical services and programs, and its exciting transformational journey. Participants will hear about progress on Osler’s future redevelopment plans including Brampton’s...

(l-r): Patient Anthony Turner and Dr. Philip Kuruvilla, Chief of Hematology and Oncologist

Doctors making a difference: Dr. Philip Kuruvilla

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 08:51 AM

This story is part of William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Doctors Making a Difference campaign featuring Osler doctors who are going beyond to improve our community’s health.

During his career as a trim carpenter, Anthony Turner was used to working with heavy materials including doors, headers and jambs. Seven years ago, when he began experiencing persistent and unusual lower back pain and was struggling to lift, he knew something wasn’t right. Following a trip to Brampton Civic Hospital’s...