Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Fraser Health Eating
Disorder Clinic. Below: Erin Gibson, Dr-Richard-Merchant,
Right-Care-Right-Place-Team, Margaret Clarke, Byrce Walker, Pediatric
Diabetes Transition Clinic, Dr. John Hwang, Dr. Hillary Rowe and Mits Myata.
aking a difference on the frontlines of the overdose crisis, helping patients to recover more quickly after surgery, and guiding young people through the transition from pediatric to adult services are just a few of the accomplishments that were highlighted today at the 2017 Above and Beyond Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes Fraser Health employees who have made exemplary contributions to health care in the region.
“Our public health care system is made better by the people who work in it every day not only caring for patients, but also bringing new ideas and innovation to health-care delivery,” said Minister of Health Adrian Dix. “This allows us to better meet patients’, clients’ and residents’ needs. Today Fraser Health has acknowledged some of those who truly embrace this spirit. I congratulate all the people who won and applaud those that were nominated for these employee awards.”
Submissions for Above and Beyond Awards are made by Fraser Health employees, physicians, volunteers, patients, external suppliers, contractors and other external groups, who can nominate an individual or team for an award in one of the five categories. Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee comprising of their peers, physicians, volunteer resources, frontline employees and management teams.
“We have incredible people who deliver outstanding care each and every day, and I am inspired by their achievements,” said Fraser Health President and CEO Michael Marchbank. “This group exemplifies our organization’s commitment to putting the patient at the centre of their care experience, and I am very pleased to celebrate their accomplishments today.”
• The Fraser Health Hero Award recognizes heroes at all levels that deliver exceptional patient care, and then push themselves – and Fraser Health – another step further. This year’s winners include:
• The Innovator Award recognizes an individual or team who champion changes to improve Fraser Health services, while advancing health care practices and conserving resources. This year’s winners include:
• The Best Collaborator Award recognizes partnerships across disciplines that spark fresh insights that lead to transformational health care. This year’s winners include:
• The Service Delivery Excellence Award recognizes clinical and non-clinical staff who go to great lengths to exceed service expectations. This year’s winners include:
• The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a contribution to Fraser Health’s work and culture that has spanned more than a decade.