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2019 BC Healthcare Awards Winners Announced

Every year, the Health Employers Association of BC hosts the BC Healthcare Awards to honour excellence and innovation in the provincial healthcare industry. The awards recognize innovative health models, workplace health initiatives, collaborative problem-solving and outstanding individual achievements.

The BC Healthcare Awards was hosted on June 24, 2019  at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Here is the full list of recipients:

Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care Gold Apple: Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) End of Life Program for their project, iPACE (Integrating a Palliative Approach by Having Conversations Early)

Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence In Person-Centred Care Award of Merit: Interior Health for their initiative, Mobility: Back to Basics.

Top Innovation Gold Apple: Provincial Health Services Authority’s Applied Disaster Medicine Course

Top Innovation Award of Merit: Northern Health

Workplace Health Innovation Gold Apple: Providence Health Care for their project, “Keeping the Light Shining”

Workplace Health Innovation Award of Merit: Vancouver Coastal Health

Collaborative Solutions Gold Apple: The Harbour Community Health and Wellness Centre

Collaborative Solutions Award of Merit: Providence Health Care, BC Transplant, BC Renal Agency and the Kidney Foundation of BC

Affiliate Health Care Hero: Janet Silver of Providence Health Care

Health Care Hero for Fraser Health: Dr. Curt Smecher of Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Health Care Hero for Interior Health: Donna Gibbons of Slocan Medical Centre

Health Care Hero for Island Health: Pauline Bernard of Comox Valley & Area Integrated Health Services

Health Care Hero for Northern Health: Lexie Gordon of Northern Health

Health Care Hero for Provincial Health Services Authority: Denise Bradshaw of BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Health Care Hero for Vancouver Coastal Health: Dr. Todd Sakakibara of Three Bridges Community Health Centre

Congratulations to all the winners!

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