Celebrating Osler’s health care heroes

There’s no I in TEAM. This old saying rings true for our clinical teams at Osler. We have an incredible roster of clinicians at Osler and this month is the time when we turn the spotlight on them to celebrate the tremendous work they do.

Our Docs Rock!

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On May 1 we marked Ontario Doctor’s Day, which is an opportunity to celebrate the work of the 850 physicians who provide care at Osler. They are passionate about the work they do and make a real difference in the lives of patients and families in the community. From providing life-saving diagnoses, innovative care close to home and improving the overall health and wellbeing of those we serve, Osler’s physicians are truly going above and beyond to provide the best possible care to patients at our hospitals and in the community.

Last year, we created a Physician Wall of Distinction at each site to recognize the achievements of these valuable members of Osler’s team. You can view it at BCH on the wall outside of Auditorium by the Cafeteria and at EGH on the first floor across from Tim Hortons. Each year we will add the names of more amazing physicians who embody the spirit of Osler.

Our Nurses are Superstars!

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We’re also celebrating our incredible nurses during National Nursing Week from May 9 to 13, with a number of activities and events that will take place at Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General – including breakfasts and a showcase of nursing at Osler. As Osler’s highest member team by far, our nurses are often at the forefront of patient care and I believe that when measured against their nursing peers at other hospitals, they are second to none.

Nursing Week is a powerful reminder of their impact on the lives of patients and families, our communities and on all of us. By providing compassionate care in all situations, they truly are with patients every step of the way!

Three Cheers for our Volunteers!

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In addition to the many achievements of our staff and physicians, Osler’s volunteers also play a vital role in shaping the health care experience at Osler and delivering on our Vision. We recently celebrated our incredible team of 1,000+ volunteers who go beyond every single day to support patient-inspired health care at Osler during National Volunteer Week.

Want to know how our volunteers make a difference? Check out a recent Facebook post featuring a stellar member of our Volunteer Feeding program on Facebook. Julie Weare’s story of why she’s giving back to her hospital is truly inspiring and reminds me of how fortunate we are to have the support of people like her.

Over the past few months we’ve celebrated the hard work of the many unsung heroes who deliver or help support patient-inspired care each day. Our clerical associates, children’s mental health workers, palliative and supportive care program, and medical laboratory teams are just a small sampling of staff that go beyond every day for our patients. We all appreciate the unwavering dedication of the physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers who provide patient care to all we serve. THANK YOU for all that you do!

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We want to hear about your experiences with Osler’s stellar team of health care professionals. Give us a five-star rating on Facebook, like one of our posts or send a shout out to someone who made a difference in your care on Twitter using #DocsRock2016 or #NursesRule2016. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Three Cheers for Osler’s Doctors and Nurses!

As one of Osler’s biggest supporters, I take great pride in celebrating the fantastic team of physicians, nurses and health care professionals who go beyond the ordinary to perform extraordinary feats every single day. This month we are embracing the opportunity to highlight the tremendous clinical team we have at Osler.

Say it Loud and Proud: Our Docs Rock

On May 1 we marked Ontario Doctor’s Day, which celebrates the work of the province’s 27,000 physicians. Osler’s doctors work hard to maintain the health of patients and families across our region. As thought leaders and health care champions within the community, Osler’s physicians are helping to evolve the health care system to improve access to care and ensure that our system is effective, efficient and sustainable for the future.

In the coming weeks, we will be celebrating the contributions of Osler physicians with the unveiling of a Physician Wall of Distinction at Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General Hospitals. These ceremonies will include the presentation of inaugural Philanthropy Awards from Osler Foundation, which recognize Osler physicians who have gone beyond to support our hospitals.

Osler Nurses: With You Every Step of the Way

Osler will celebrate our incredible nurses during National Nursing Week, May 11 to 17, with a number of activities and events that will take place at Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General.

Nurses are often at the forefront of patient care and I believe that Osler’s nurses are second to none. While I may be a little biased, the honours and awards collected by this group makes it clear that I’m not the only one who thinks so:

  • Osler ICU nurses have received BARD Excellence Awards for the past two years
  • Four Osler nurses carry a prestigious designation from the de Souza Institute (and only 11 nurses in Ontario have a de Souza designation!)
  • Individual nurses and nursing teams from across Osler are nominated by their peers each year for Nursing Awards of Excellence

From the front lines to the back office, everyone at Osler appreciates the unwavering dedication of the physicians, nurses and health care professionals who provide patient care to the communities we serve. Beyond your commitment to exceptional patient care, you show just how much you “♥ your hospital” through your steadfast support of Osler Foundation. THANK YOU for all that you do!

Celebrate with Us!

Again this year, we want to hear about your experiences with Osler’s stellar team of health care professionals. Give us a five-star rating on Facebook or send a shout out to someone who made a difference in your care on Twitter using #DocsRock or #NursesRule. We can’t wait to hear from you!