Physicians honored with Above & Beyond Awards

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 58, No. 9, November 2016, Page 523 News

Several Fraser Health physicians have been honored with a Fraser Health Above & Beyond Award. Each year, Fraser Health recognizes the employees, physicians, and volunteers who go above and beyond to improve patient care and services in local communities. This year, Fraser Health celebrated 19 individuals and teams making a difference every day in health care.

Among the winners were four individual physicians working at sites across Fraser Health:

  • Dr Shikha Minhas, a palliative care physician at Surrey Memorial Hospital, was honored for helping patients pass peacefully.
  • Dr Joelle Bradley, a hospitalist at Royal Columbian Hospital, was awarded for enabling important discussions about advance care planning.
  • Dr Nick Petropolis, a family physician with the Fraser Northwest Division, was recognized for launching a new program to secure frail and elderly seniors better access to family doctors.
  • Dr Christopher Wong, an infectious disease specialist at Royal Columbian Hospital, was celebrated for spending a lifetime innovating to fight infectious disease.

Two of the teams recognized with awards also included physician members:

  • Dr Julian Pleydell-Pearce and the Pediatric Observation Unit team at Chilliwack General Hospital, who realized their dream of a dedicated space for their smallest patients.
  • Dr Shelley Tweedle and the Pre-Admission Clinic team at Royal Columbian Hospital, who adapted clinic procedures to end long waits and put patients first.

. Physicians honored with Above & Beyond Awards. BCMJ, Vol. 58, No. 9, November, 2016, Page(s) 523 - News.

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