2018 BC Health Care Awards Recipients Revealed

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

Presented by the Health Employers Association of British Columbia   the awards  British   who are providing outstanding care and support. Awards are given in 11 categories to projects improving delivery through innovative and collaborative approaches and to people making a positive impact and inspiring those around them.

“BC’s medical professionals – including support staff – genuinely care about delivering quality care to British  ” said Michael McMillan, President and CEO. “The  Awards are an opportunity to   and celebrate the individual and team contributions made by these individuals.”

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

Named in honour of Dianna  -Jones, this award is for a team or project that makes use of leading practices to improve care for patients, residents or clients by focusing on the needs of the person rather than the needs of the system or service. Dianna  -Jones, an occupational therapist at  Strong Rehabilitation Centre, was tragically killed, along with her husband Richard Jones, just three months after being named Provincial   Hero at the 2017 awards. Our hope is that this ward will help to keep her memory and legacy alive by   others who strive to deliver care that is respectful of the needs, values and preferences of individuals.

Glenn Jay  is a Paramedic and District Supervisor at BC Ambulance Service,   for providing exceptional emergency response and for his clinical leadership abilities. He’s received several professional accolades for his heroic actions, and his outstanding commitment to patients, colleagues and the broader community.


– Physician Lead, Primary Care Substance Use, Island Health

By passionately and effectively advocating for improved services for patients dealing with substance use and addiction,     has inspired his colleagues to work together to develop new programs and create an efficient, client-centred system of addiction services.

Hero – Affiliate

Dr. David  – Emergency Physician, St. Paul’s Hospital

Hero – Fraser Health

– Pharmacy Manager, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Hero – Interior Health

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

Hero – Northern Health

Debbie  – Health Services Administrator,

Hero – Provincial Health Services Authority

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

Dianna  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 international forum that fosters an exchange of ideas and a network of consumers, rehabilitation therapists, physicians, designers, and manufacturers of positioning and mobility equipment. This has inspired improvements in rehabilitation equipment and technology that have improved mobility, comfort and quality of life for people with disabilities.

Dianna Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care

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

The goal of Residential Care for Me:  is to change the residential care culture from an institutional to a social model of care, and improve quality of life for residents by rapidly testing and implementing changes that focus on emotional connections, allow residents to direct each moment, and create the feeling of home.

Top Innovation

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

An innovative and dedicated team of people and a growing roster of pups known as the C.  Scent Detection Program is pioneering a cost-effective method to improve and enhance C.  surveillance and improve infection control and prevention practices.

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