2018 BC Health Care Awards Recipients Revealed

VANCOUVER – Recipients of the 12th annual BC Health Care Awards were announced these days at a gala luncheon in Vancouver. Twelve Gold Apple and 6 Award of Merit recipients were honoured.

Presented by using the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC), the awards recognize British Columbians who’re providing superb care and aid. Awards are given in 11 classes to initiatives enhancing transport thru innovative and collaborative procedures and to human beings making a nice impact and galvanizing the ones round them.

“BC’s scientific professionals – along with aid staff – certainly care approximately handing over excellent care to British Columbians,” stated Michael McMillan, HEABC’s President and CEO. “The BCHC Awards are an opportunity to apprehend and celebrate the character and crew contributions made by means of these people.”

New this yr – Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care

Named in honour of Dianna Mah-Jones, this award is for a crew or venture that uses main practices to enhance care for sufferers, residents or customers by means of focusing at the needs of the individual rather than the wishes of the machine or carrier. Dianna Mah-Jones, an occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, was tragically killed, at the side of her husband Richard Jones, simply three months after being named Provincial HC Hero on the 2017 awards. Our wish is that this ward will help to keep her memory and legacy alive by recognizing others who attempt to deliver care that is respectful of the needs, values and choices of individuals.

2018 Gold Apple winners

Provincial HC Hero & HC Hero – Provincial Health Services Authority

Glenn Braithwaite – District Supervisor, Emergency Coordinator, BCEHS

Glenn Jay Braithwaite is a Paramedic and District Supervisor at BC Ambulance Service, recognized for offering extremely good emergency response and for his scientific management abilities. He’s obtained numerous professional accolades for his heroic moves, and his incredible dedication to patients, colleagues and the wider network.

Provincial HC Hero & HC Hero – Island Health

Dr. Ramm Hering – Physician Lead, Primary Care Substance Use, Island Health

By passionately and efficaciously advocating for progressed services for patients handling substance use and dependancy, Dr. Hering has stimulated his colleagues to paintings collectively to develop new packages and create an green, client-concentrated device of addiction services.

HC Hero – Affiliate

Dr. David Agulnik- Emergency Physician, St. Paul’s Hospital

HC Hero – Fraser Health

Mits Miyata – Pharmacy Manager, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

HC Hero – Interior Health

Lynda Martyn – Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Coordinator Kelowna Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic

HC Hero – Northern Health

Debbie Strang – Health Services Administrator, Quesnel

HC Hero – Provincial Health Services Authority

Dr. Faisal Khosa – Associate Professor, Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital

Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care

International Seating Symposium – Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Provincial Health Services Authority

The International Seating Symposium has created an global discussion board that fosters an alternate of ideas and a community of purchasers, rehabilitation therapists, physicians, designers, and manufacturers of positioning and mobility device. This has stimulated improvements in rehabilitation gadget and technology that have advanced mobility, comfort and excellent of existence for people with disabilities.

Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care

Residential Care for Me: Megamorphosis – Seniors Care and Palliative Services, Providence

The aim of Residential Care for Me: Megamorphosis is to trade the residential care culture from an institutional to a social version of care, and improve excellent of lifestyles for residents via rapidly trying out and imposing changes that focus on emotional connections, permit residents to direct every moment, and create the feeling of home.

Top Innovation

SNIFF: C. Difficile Canine Scent Detection Program – Vancouver Coastal Health

An revolutionary and committed crew of humans and a growing roster of domestic dogs called the C. Difficile Scent Detection Program is pioneering a cost-powerful approach to enhance and enhance C. Difficile surveillance and improve contamination manipulate and prevention practices.

Workplace Health Innovation

VGH Emergency Department Healthy Workplace Initiative – Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency department shaped a multi-disciplinary group with the goal of working together to enhance place of business fitness and safety, main to an stepped forward working weather in which group of workers report feeling engaged and higher capable of offer the sort of fine care that emergency patients deserve.

Collaborative Solutions

Improving Indigenous Cancer Journeys: A Road Map – BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, BC Cancer (Provincial Health Services Authority), First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC

The Indigenous Cancer Strategy is a collaborative method with the intention to enhance indigenous cancer outcomes by addressing all steps of the most cancers journey, from prevention and remedy, through to survivorship and end-of-existence care.

This 12 months’s Awards of Merit recipients are:

Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care

• Resources and Needs Review – Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Island Health

Top Innovation

• Symphony QuickCall – Workforce Management Solutions, Provincial Health Services Authority

• Fall-unteers: A Volunteer-Based Falls Prevention Strategy in Residential Care – Holy Family Hospital Residential Care, Providence

Workplace Health Innovation

• Reducing Workplace Injuries through Leading Practices – Menno Place

Collaborative Solutions

• Regional Strategy for Reducing Ambulance Turnaround Times – BC Emergency Health Services, Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health

• Vancouver Shared Care Team – Doctors of BC, Providence, Vancouver Coastal Health

Since the awards released in 2007, more than 200 Gold Apples and Awards of Merit have been offered to fitness employees who are improving BC’s healthcare device and affected person care.

The 2018 BCHC Awards are generously supported by way of Great-West Life, Healthcare Benefit Trust, and Pacific Blue Cross.

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