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St. Michael’s family shines at the Olympics

Toronto, February 10, 2014

By Leslie Shepherd

Dr. Tom Schweizer
Dylan Moscovitch (third from right) and the Canadian figure skating team pose with their silver medals at the Sochi Olympic Medals Plaza. (Photo: Linda Moscovitch)

The extended St. Michael’s Hospital family is having a great Winter Olympics.

Pairs skater Dylan Moscovitch, a member of the Canadian team that won the silver medal in the inaugural figure skating team event, is the son of St. Michael’s head midwife Linda Moscovitch, who is in Sochi, Russia, cheering him on.

Dylan Moscovitch and his partner Kirsten Moore-Towers finished second in the team event free skate, contributing to Canada’s medal. They will also compete in the separate pairs event.

In addition, the rap-rock group Down With Webster was commissioned to produce one of five new soundtracks for montages of Olympic images on CBC-TV. The band’s DJ, Dave Ferris, is the son of Ella Ferris, the hospital’s executive vice-president, programs, and chief nursing and health disciplines executive.

Down With Webster’s new track “Feel So Alive” premiered Sunday during CBC-TV’s Olympic Primetime, hosted by Ron Maclean. The songs will replay during Olympic Overnight and Olympic Morning.

St. Michael’s family physician Dr. Mike Evans is also at the Olympics as team doctor, on-air medical commentator and blogger for the CBC.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.