PHSA wins HEABC excellence awards

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 54 , No. 7 , September 2012 , Pages 349 News

The Provincial Health Services Au­thority has received five awards at the 2012 Excellence in BC Health Care Awards—three Gold Apple awards and two Awards of Merit. The awards recognize outstanding health care em­ployees and reward innovation and best practices by BC’s publicly funded health care providers. 

The winners are:
•    Sarah Robertson, manager of multimedia and telehealth at the BC Cancer Agency, who won the Health Care Hero award (Gold Apple).
•    Tracie Northway, project manager of the Escalation of Patient Care Project at BC Children’s Hospital/Sunny Hill, who won the Top Innovation award (Gold Apple).
•    Dr Dan Martinusen, chair of the Pharmacy & Formulary Committee at the BC Provincial Renal Agency, who won the Collaborative Solutions award (Gold Apple) for innovative protocolization of anemia therapy in dialysis patients.
•    Dr Connie Coniglio, provincial exec­utive director of the Children and Wo­men’s Mental Health and Substance Use programs, who won the Col­laborative Solutions award (Award of Merit) for the provincial ex­pansion of mindcheck.ca (BC Mental Health & Addiction Services).
•    Richard Hall, ergonomic advisor at BC Cancer Agency/Children’s & Wo­men’s Health Centre, and Dennis Schweers, biomedical engineer at BC Cancer Agency/Children’s & Women’s Health Centre, who won the Workplace Health Innovation award (Award of Merit) for their er­gonomic syringe adapter for chemo­therapy delivery.

Earlier this year the PHSA (BC Mental Health & Addictions Services and BC Children’s Hospital) won the BCMA Excellence in Health Promotion Award for their Provincial Child and Youth Healthy Living Initiative.

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