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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.

Jonathon Zarb: Here for you

Spiritual Health Therapist When Jonathon Zarb decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies and a Certificate in Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto, he did so with the intention of opening a… Read More.

April 20, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Simulation in the time of COVID-19: Dr. Tariq

For Dr. Hanzla Tariq, being one of the co-leaders of Osler’s In-Situ Simulation Program means continually learning and innovating, especially during times of extreme pressure. That’s why Dr. Tariq was excit… Read More.

April 14, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

In this together: Laura Gibson

For Laura Gibson, managing the patient flow of a bustling Emergency Department had become second nature for the Brampton Civic Resource Nurse. But her routine soon changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read More.

April 6, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Getting ahead of the curve: Dr. Garay

For Dr. Michael Garay, Site Chief of Emergency Medicine at Brampton Civic Hospital, preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic began weeks ago. “When we started to see patients returning from abroad, we realized w… Read More.

March 30, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Staff Q&A: Dr. Gurjit Bajwa

Emergency Physician and Donor Why do you support Osler Foundation? I believe it’s my civic duty to give back to my community. We are all going to need health care someday, so we should ensure the hospital … Read More.

February 19, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Sim Training Saves Lives

Patient safety is the focus of the Osler Simulation Program “I’m worried about his blood pressure dropping, what should we do?” Two emergency room physicians, three nurses, a respiratory therapist and a p… Read More.

December 30, 2019

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Volunteer Profile: Simrat Soni

One day we’re likely to see Simrat Soni in the halls of Etobicoke General with a stethoscope around her neck. But for now, the aspiring med-school student is a dedicated volunteer in the hospital’s Emergency D… Read More.

December 5, 2019

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Staff Q & A: Suzanne Lewis, RN

Resource Nurse, Ambulatory Oncology, and donor Q: What impact do you see donations making in your area?  A: The money is used to help provide better care for the patients. I’ve seen a lot of improvements … Read More.

May 14, 2019

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Volunteer Profile: Marion Fisher

Meet Marion In June, Marion Fisher received Osler’s Kay Blair Community Service Award, recognizing 50 years of volunteer service at Etobicoke General. Her commitment to Osler started before the hospital was e… Read More.

December 7, 2018

Hospital Family Story, Stories