2014 National Awards ProgramAward Recipients | Celebrating Leading Practices Booklets | Photo Galleries
The Canadian College of Health Leaders, and the sponsors of the National Awards Program, are proud to honour the individuals, teams and organizations that are making a difference across the healthcare system.
Award recipients were honoured on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the College’s Annual General Meeting and the National Awards Gala, in Banff, Alberta. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards were presented during the National Health Leadership Conference on June 2 & 3, 2014.
Those profiled were selected for special recognition; however, the 2014 competition included many outstanding programs and accomplishments. Look for an expanded version of the Celebrating Leading Practices Booklet, including descriptions of all award nominees, to be posted for free download on the College’s website later this summer.
Read the official news release: "The Canadian College of Health Leaders Recognizes Leadership Excellence through the 2014 National Awards Program."
3M Health Care Quality Team Awards
Mount Sinai Hospital: The Acute Care for Elders Strategy
Island Health: Better Patient Journeys: Community-lead Strategies to Improve Hospital Flow
Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement
Capital Health: Forensic Sexual Behaviour Program Treatment Manual
- Assiniboia: Alan Chapple
- BC Lower Mainland: Paul Gallant, CHE
- Bluenose: Catherine MacPherson, CHE
- Eastern Ontario: Gino Picciano, CHE
- GTA: John Patcai, CHE
- Hamilton & Area: Peter Conteduca
- NEON Lights: Richard Joly, CHE & Hilary Dogbeson
- New Brunswick: Gary Buchanan, CHE, FACHE
- Quebec: Sharon Brisette, CHE
- Southwestern Ontario: Joe Verga, CHE & Ross Graham, CHE
College Honorary Life Member Award
Elma Heidemann, FCCHL, LFACHE
College Award for Distinguished Service
Mark Neskar, CHE
Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award
Trillium Health Partners
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award
Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre
Healthcare Safety Award
BC Cancer Agency (BCAA) & Vancouver General Hospital: BCAA Patient Transitioning Project
Innovation Award for Healthcare Leadership
Rob Devitt, CHE
Nursing Leadership Award
Patricia O'Connor, FCCHL
- Dalhousie University: Victoria Smith
- University of Alberta: Derek Clark
- University of British Columbia: Julie Ho
- University of Montreal: Geneviève Plamondon
- University of Ottawa: Taylor Linesman
- University of Toronto: Jeff Biddiscombe
Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award
Sarah Padfield, CHE
The Leading Practices Booklet features summaries of award winning programs, initiatives and inspirational leaders. Download the booklet and learn about the leading practices and innovative programs that are positively impacting patients, staff and the environment.
2014 National Awards Program - Excellence in Health Leadership Awards
Featuring the 2014 award recipients, all nominated programs and shortlisted individuals.