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Osler Opens Leading-Edge Surgical Suite for Vascular Care at Brampton Civic Hospital 

State-of-the-art suite is first of its kind in a community hospital in Canada

Brampton, September 24, 2018 – Today, William Osler Health System (Osler) welcomed its first patients to a brand-new, state-of-the-art Endovascular Therapeutics Suite (ETS) at its Brampton Civic Hospital site, positioning the hospital at the leading edge of health care delivery for patients with vascular disease. Made possible through a transformational donation of $5 million by Orlando Corporation, the surgical suite will serve as a space for interventional radiology, as well as an operating room – enabling Osler’s vascular and endovascular surgeons and radiologists to perform life- and limb-saving procedures.

“We are thrilled to open this state-of-the-art space at Osler and provide this critical program to patients, closer to home,” said Kiki Ferrari, Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations. “Through leading-edge equipment and within this innovative suite, patients who have had strokes and aneurysms will have even greater access to life-saving procedures and surgeries. Given the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease – a circulatory problem which leads to these conditions – as well as heart disease and diabetes in this region, the opening of this suite is excellent news for the community.” Led by Dr. Varun Kapila, Osler’s Chief of Vascular Surgery and Dr. David Kelton, Brampton Civic Hospital’s Site Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, the surgical suite will support an innovative model of care – shared by leading vascular centres around the world – and enable clinicians to work together to provide better, more seamless care for patients. “Osler is the first community hospital in Canada to have a joint vascular and interventional radiology program focused on providing minimally-invasive procedures to patients with vascular conditions,” said Dr. Naveed Mohammad, Executive Vice President, Quality, Medical and Academic Affairs. “With this technologically-advanced surgical suite now open, we will be able to provide high-risk patients with even greater access to life-saving procedures, as well as a shorter hospital stay.” Leading edge medical technology like the ETS suite is only possible because of the incredible generosity of donors. “We are profoundly grateful for Orlando Corporation’s game-changing investment in Osler,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. “Because of their extraordinary support – which inspired unprecedented giving in our community – Osler was able to build and equip this leading-edge surgical suite at Brampton Civic, and completely transform the way we care for vascular patients.” ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM: William Osler Health System is a hospital system that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation builds and fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System’s capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness.

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