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Trillium Health Partners Celebrates The Careers of Outgoing Chiefs

For Immediate Release
March 8, 2013

Dr. Gysler and Dr. Bhatnagar's contributions to health care in Mississauga praised

(Mississauga, ON) – Last night, colleagues and friends gathered to celebrate and honour the careers and achievements of Trillium Health Partners' outgoing Chiefs of Staff, Dr. Mathias Gysler and Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar. Department Chiefs from the founding hospitals were also recognized for their contributions and leadership.

"It has been an honour to work alongside Drs. Gysler and Bhatnagar," said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners. "They are brilliant leaders who have made immeasurable contributions to our hospital, our community and to health care nationally."

"Drs. Gysler and Bhatnagar have dedicated eight years of service as Chiefs of Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre," said Dr. Dante Morra, Chief of Staff, Trillium Health Partners. "Their leadership and commitment to excellence have allowed both organizations to thrive, which has led to the exceptional results in patent care that we see today."

Dr. Gysler joined the Credit Valley Hospital's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1987. He served as Chief of Staff at Credit Valley Hospital from 2005 to 2013. He is the founding member of the ISIS Regional Fertility Centre and is known throughout Canada for his expertise and advocacy for IVF (in vitro fertilization). He is a member of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Bhatnagar is an expert in 'beating heart' surgery; he performed the first cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in Canada in 2004. Dr. Bhatnagar provided Trillium Health Centre with dedicated leadership as Chief of Staff from 2005 to 2013. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 for his contributions as a Canadian; including his work as Chair at the Diwali fundraiser events for the Trillium Health Centre Foundation.

In recognition of Dr. Gysler and Dr. Bhatnagar's contributions, Michelle DiEmanuele and Dr. Dante Morra, along side Steve Hoscheit, President and CEO, Trillium Health Centre Foundation and Meaghan Stovel McKnight, VP, Community Partnerships & COO, The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation announced the endowment of two research Chairs in their names, which is considered to be among the highest honours an academic hospital can bestow for clinical care, research and teaching.

Dr. Mathias Gysler Chair in Women's and Children's Health System
Leadership for outstanding medical and community leadership. Established by Trillium Health Partners and the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and the Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar Chair in Cardiac Health System Leadership for outstanding medical and community leadership. Established by Trillium Health Partners and the Trillium Health Centre Foundation.

About Trillium Health Partners:

Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based academically affiliated acute care facilities in North America, serving the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is focused on partnership across the health care system in order to deliver on our priorities and realize our long-term vision – a complete system of care that is organized around patients. As partners in creating a new kind of health care, we are Better Together.

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