“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

One the best parts of my job as CEO is getting the opportunity to recognize the incredible health care professionals dedicated to providing patient-inspired health care at Osler.

On May 1 we celebrated the positive difference Osler physicians make in the lives of patients and their families on Ontario Doctor’s Day. We believe our physicians are the best there is and we can’t thank them enough for their commitment, dedication and contributions to providing unparalleled health care in the communities we serve.

While they have a full plate at Osler, many aren’t content to simply provide patient care within our walls. Our physicians are leading committees, participating on boards and acting as health care champions within the community to truly embody the spirit of going beyond.


We can’t celebrate Osler’s physicians without recognizing Dr. Ian Smith. After 10 successful years, Dr. Smith ended his tenure as Chief of Staff to return to his surgical practice at Osler. Last week many staff, physicians and volunteers turned out to thank Dr. Smith for his years of leadership at afternoon teas held at Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General.

Recognition at Osler doesn’t stop with physicians as next week Osler will join hospitals across Canada to celebrate National Nursing Week. We have more nurses at Osler than any other group of health care professionals and Nursing Week serves as a powerful reminder of their impact on the lives of patients and families, our communities and on all of us.

Nurses are often at the forefront of patient care and they will continue to play an important role in leading the way forward on our journey to transform health care in our region. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say thank you!

We’re extremely fortunate to have such a diverse and impressive group of professionals at Osler. From the frontlines to the back offices we are all working together to provide patient-inspired health care without boundaries.

I invite you to take a moment to celebrate Osler’s dedicated team of health care professionals by sharing your experiences on Facebook or giving a shout out to someone who made a difference in your care on Twitter using #thanksOsler.