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

Presented by way of the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC), the awards apprehend British Columbians who are offering extraordinary care and guide. Awards are given in eleven categories to initiatives improving shipping through innovative and collaborative tactics and to people making a advantageous impact and inspiring those round them.

“BC’s scientific experts – together with aid group of workers – simply care about delivering high-quality care to British Columbians,” stated Michael McMillan, HEABC’s President and CEO. “The BCHC Awards are an opportunity to recognize and rejoice the character and group contributions made via these people.”

New this 12 months – Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care

Named in honour of Dianna Mah-Jones, this award is for a crew or undertaking that uses leading practices to enhance take care of patients, citizens or customers with the aid of focusing on the wishes of the individual rather than the desires of the system or service. Dianna Mah-Jones, an occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, changed into tragically killed, along with her husband Richard Jones, simply 3 months after being named Provincial HC Hero at the 2017 awards. Our hope is this ward will help to keep her memory and legacy alive via spotting others who attempt to deliver care that is respectful of the wishes, values and alternatives 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 extraordinary emergency reaction and for his clinical leadership abilities. He’s acquired numerous professional accolades for his heroic actions, and his brilliant dedication to sufferers, 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 correctly advocating for stepped forward services for patients coping with substance use and dependancy, Dr. Hering has stimulated his colleagues to work collectively to increase new packages and create an green, consumer-concentrated machine of dependancy offerings.

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 forum that fosters an exchange of ideas and a network of customers, rehabilitation therapists, physicians, designers, and producers of positioning and mobility equipment. This has stimulated enhancements in rehabilitation equipment and generation that have improved mobility, consolation and first-rate of life for humans 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 exchange the residential care tradition from an institutional to a social version of care, and enhance quality of existence for residents with the aid of hastily trying out and enforcing adjustments that target emotional connections, permit citizens to direct each moment, and create the feeling of domestic.

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