BC Health Care Awards Recipients Revealed

VANCOUVER – The winners of the 12th annual BC Health Care Awards were announced today at a gala dinner in Vancouver. Twelve Apple Gold Awards and six Merit Award winners were awarded.

The awards are presented by the British Columbia Health Employers Association (HEABC) and awarded to British Columbians who provide exceptional care and support. The awards are presented in 11 categories of projects that improve implementation through innovative and collaborative approaches, as well as people who have a positive influence and inspire others.

“British Columbia health professionals, including service personnel, really care about providing quality care to British Columbians,” said Michael McMillan, President and CEO of HEABC. “The BCHC Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and celebrate the individual and collective contributions of these people.”

This year’s New Product – Diane Mach-Jones Award for Excellence in Individual Care

This award, named after Diane Mach-Jones, is awarded to a team or project that uses best practices to improve patient, resident or customer care by focusing on human needs rather than the needs of the system or service. Dianna Ma-Jones, a therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, tragically died along with her husband Richard Jones just three months after being named Hero of the Province of HK at the 2017 awards ceremony. We hope that this parish will help to keep its memory and heritage alive by recognizing those who seek to provide assistance, respecting the needs, values and preferences of the people.

Apple Gold 2018 Gold Owners

Provincial HC Hero and HC Hero – Provincial Health Authority

Glenn Braithwaite – District Inspector, Emergency Coordinator, BCEHS

Glenn J. Braithwaite is a paramedic and district manager of the British Columbia Ambulance Service, known for his exceptional emergency response skills and clinical leadership skills. He has received several professional awards for his heroic actions and exceptional commitment to patients, colleagues and the community at large.

Provincial HC Hero and HC Hero – Island Health

Dr. Ramm Hering – Chief Medical Officer, First Aid, Island Health

Passionately and effectively advocating for better services for patients struggling with substance abuse and addiction, Dr. Goering inspired his colleagues to work together to develop new programs and create an effective, life-oriented addiction treatment system.

HC Hero – Connected

Dr. David Agulnik, Emergency Physician, St. Paul Hospital

HC Hero – Fraser’s Health

Fourni Miata – pharmacy manager, lower mainland

HC Hero – Home Health

Linda Martin is a certified speech pathologist, coordinator of the Kelowna Cleft Lip / Palate Clinic

HC Hero – Northern Health

Debbie Strang – Administrator of Health Services, zuesnel

HC Hero – Provincial Health Authority

Dr. Faisal Hosa – Associate Professor of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital

Diane Ma-Jones Award for Excellence in Individual Care

International Symposium on Seating – Sunny Hill Children’s Health Center, Provincial Health Authority

The International Symposium on Seating has created an international forum that promotes the exchange of ideas and the creation of a network of consumers, rehabilitators, doctors, designers and manufacturers of positioning and mobility tools. This has led to improvements in rehabilitation equipment and technologies that have improved the mobility, comfort and quality of life of people with disabilities.

Diane Ma-Jones Award for Excellence in Individual Care

Housing care for me: megamorphosis – care for the elderly and palliative care, Providence

The goal of Residential Care for Me: Megamorphosis is to transform the care culture from an institutional model into a model of social care and improve the quality of life of residents by testing and rapidly introducing targeted changes in emotional relationships so that residents can meet. can send. moment and create a feeling at home.

Best Innovation

SNIFF: C. Dog Odops Detection Program – Vancouver Coastal Health

An innovative and dedicated human team and a growing number of puppies, known as the Smell Detection Program C. Complex odour detection techniques are at the forefront of a cost-effective method of improving and improving C. Complex methods of monitoring and preventing infections and combating them.

Innovation in occupational health

VGH Emergency Department Initiative for Healthy Workplace – Vancouver Coastal Health

The emergency department of Vancouver General Hospital has formed a multidisciplinary team to work together to improve health and safety in the workplace, leading to an improved working environment in which employees feel involved and more able to provide quality care to emergency patients. Deserve.

Collaborative solutions

Improving Indigenous cancer travel: roadmap – Association of British Columbia Aboriginal Friendship Centers, British Columbia, Cancer (Provincial Health Administration), Indigenous Health Administration, M’tis Nation BC

Indigenous cancer strategy is a collaborative strategy that will improve indigenous cancer outcomes, covering all stages of cancer pathways, from prevention and treatment to survival and end-of-life care.

This year’s Merit Award was awarded:

Diane Ma-Jones Award for Excellence in Individual Care

Assessment of resources and needs – Nanaimo General Hospital, Island Health

Best Innovation

Symphony zuickCall – HR Solutions, Provincial Health Authority

Fall-Unteers: Fall Prevention Strategy Based on Institutional Volunteering – Holy Family Hospital, Providence

Innovation in occupational health

Reducing industrial injuries with best practices – Menno Place

Collaborative solutions

Regional Strategy to Reduce Medical Care – British Columbia Ambulance Service, Provincial Health Administration, Fraser Health

Vancouver Shared Care Team – Doctors of British Columbia, Providence, Vancouver Coastal Health

Since the award was established in 2007, more than 200 gold apples and excellence awards have been presented to practitioners who improve the health care and patient care system in British Columbia.

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