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Stories

Good things are happening in our hospitals every day. Lives are changed for the better. Lives are saved.

Storytelling unites us as human beings. We tell our stories to our families, friends and neighbours. Through our stories, we show people what’s important to us. We connect with the people we love.

YOUR STORIES ABOUT OSLER WILL INSPIRE OTHERS

Do you have a story to tell about the life-changing care you or your loved one received at Osler?

Is there a Health Care Hero who deserves special recognition?

Please share your story with us so that we may spread some good news. As a bonus, your story will inspire others to donate to Osler so that more and more stories will have happy endings.

Delivering Compassion

It’s often the little things that keep us going through a tough day. That’s why Osler implemented compassion carts and respite rooms to assist our Health Care Heroes as they continue working around the clo… Read More.

October 15, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Linking patients and loved ones in the midst of COVID-19

Osler has facilitated more than 6,300 virtual visits since COVID-19 began. It’s made possible with the help of caring staff members like Pushpa Mistry and Evelyn Jara, who support this critical link between pati… Read More.

May 27, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Navigating motherhood and medicine in a pandemic

Back in April 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up in our communities, Dr. Jaclyn Herman was, like other parents, navigating the new world of virtual school for her twins, then seven years old.  Un… Read More.

May 4, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Lisa Brake: Reinventing stroke rehab in COVID-19

For stroke patients, timely access to rehabilitation therapy is important. Research shows that people who receive intensive and specialized rehab soon after a stroke have the best outcomes. “We have an excell… Read More.

April 20, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Sandra Agyemang: Each vaccination is one step closer

Registered Nurse Sandra Agyemang is a familiar face at Osler’s annual flu-prevention clinics; she has administered thousands of vaccines in her career, but in December she gave a jab that was history in the maki… Read More.

April 14, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Jose Medeiros: Social Worker goes Beyond for Dialysis Patients

For many dialysis patients, COVID-19 has increased the many challenges they already face. Jose Medeiros, Renal Social Worker at the Etobicoke Renal Centre, is one of Osler’s staff dedicated to supporting patient… Read More.

April 5, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

A Year of Heroes

Exactly one year ago, Osler Foundation launched the Health Care Heroes campaign to help meet the urgent need for equipment and PPE to help fight COVID-19. In those early days of the pandemic, the number of infecti… Read More.

March 17, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

COVID-19 Testing Centre: One Year Later

Kahlena Campbell, RPN A year after Osler opened one of the first COVID-19 testing centres in Ontario, the team that initially staffed the centre is looking back at those challenging early days. With limited knowled… Read More.

March 11, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Miel Alanzalon: Kidney disease doesn’t pause because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced many things to pause, but in Osler’s Renal Program, the crucial work of delivering life-saving dialysis continues. For patients living with kidney disease, this treatment is vital for surviva… Read More.

February 19, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories