Message From the President

The care you need, close to home.

I think many people reading this will understand when I say that I breathed a sigh of relief once the final clutches of winter had loosened, and spring (finally) began.
The winter was tough, not just because of the weather, but because of a highly-active flu season. It was a reminder that our health can be fragile – no matter how strong and fit one might be.
As so many of our community members sought care over the winter months, one main thought came to mind – thank goodness for care close to home because you never know you’re going to need it until you do. There have been times in my life, both as a child and as an adult with a family of my own, when I have given thanks for exceptional health care being close to home. I’ve often heard stories of gratitude from donors who were patients, or family members of a patient, that the care required was here when it was needed most.
In the current issue of Partners, you will read stories about exceptional care close to home. You’ll read about how Scotiabank’s generous donation is supporting paediatric diabetes care in Brampton, and how a business owner is giving back to Etobicoke General because of the care that he and his family received. You’ll also read about a group of women in the community who raised funds for Peel Memorial with the knowledge that a healthy community needs quality health care.
As we look forward to the Fall issue of Partners, I’m pleased to say that it will have a whole new look and feel. We’re excited to bring you Partners 2.0, featuring new stories about the care at Osler and how your donations are making a difference in our community.

Ken Mayhew
President & CEO