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Drumroll, please…meet the winners of the 2018 PHSA+ Awards

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​The PHSA+ Awards celebrate the people and projects that make our organization a better place to work and our province a leader in caring for vulnerable populations. The winners of the 2018 PHSA+ Awards are five individuals and five teams that exemplify PHSA’s values and go the extra mile, every day, for our patients, families and colleagues.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Individuals

  • Damian Duffy, BC Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation)
  • Linda Hamata, BC Cancer (Pharmacy)
  • Mandi Higenbottam, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (Ashworth 1, FPH)
  • Jeanette Stewart, Health Emergency Management BC
  • Paola Zen, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (Neonatal follow-up)

Teams

  • FAST-VAN team, BC Emergency Health Services and Stroke Services BC
  • Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents, BC Children’s Hospital
  • Office of Virtual Health and clinical partners (BC Cancer – Victoria and BC Women’s Chronic Complex Diseases Program)
  • Pediatric spinal surgical team, BC Children’s  Hospital
  • P6 project team, Cardiac Services BC
2018 marks the fifth round of PHSA+ Awards and as in previous years, the nominations were of high calibre. “The nominations were inspiring,” one judge noted, “providing real life examples of the amazing work PHSA staff do above and beyond the expectations of their job.” Check out some of the comments on the winners below:

Damian Duffy, BC Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation)

“It’s rare to see multiple nominations for the same individual. An amazingly talented and dedicated person – who gives his all always.” – judge


Linda Hamata, BC Cancer (Pharmacy)

“Her hands on approach, proactive nature, and ability to lead by example have made her a bright star within and outside the pharmacy department.” – nominator

Mandi Higenbottam, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (Ashworth 1, FPH)

“Compassionate and caring, with some of the most challenging clients.” – judge

Jeanette Stewart, Health Emergency Management BC

“A proven leader in emergency planning – respected and well-regarded for all her efforts!” – judge

Paola Zen, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (Neonatal follow-up)

"Paola is an unsung hero who has worked quietly behind the scenes over the last 30+ years. Her front-line work with patients and families has an important role in ensuring patient outcomes and PHSA is lucky to have her!” – nominator

FAST-VAN team, BC Emergency Health Services and Stroke Services BC

“A great example of cross-organization collaboration.” – judge


Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents (MARS-A), BC Children’s 

“The work on MARS-A has positioned BC Children's Hospital as a leader in mindfulness for youth.” – nominator

Office of Virtual Health and clinical partners (BC Cancer – Victoria and BC Women’s CCDP)

“Pioneering and innovative.” – judge

Pediatric spinal surgical team, BC Children’s 

“The definition of teamwork where everyone matters.” – judge

P6 project team, Cardiac Services BC

“A clear example of how partnerships between physicians, Cardiac Services BC, clinical staff and the health authority can move challenging tasks forward visioning ‘what can be’. – nominator

Keep watching phsa.ca for winner profiles and videos. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees - we are proud to work alongside your talent and ingenuity, and we thank you for your commitment to PHSA and to the health of British Columbians.   



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