3M Health Care Quality Team Awards

This award recognizes three important elements: innovation, quality and teamwork. 3M Canada Company encourages institutions and healthcare providers to embrace quality management by developing innovative approaches that bring about sustainable improvement.

Full descriptions of all award nominees can be found in the 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards Executive Summaries booklet. 

Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Across a Health System

2016 Recipient: Weaving a Mosaic of Support: Caregiver Respite in the Mississauga Halton LHIN

Mississauga Halton LHIN



In 2012, the Mississauga Halton LHIN opened the new caregiver respite program. Five services were developed to wrap around the caregiver: emergency respite, out of-home respite (short stay), adult day respite (day, evening and bathing service), in-home respite and caregiver counseling, knowledge exchange & support.


For more information about Weaving a Mosaic of Support view our 2016 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet. 

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Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Within an Organization

2016 Recipient: Get Your Province Together! BC Cancer Agency Emotional Support Transformation

BC Cancer Agency and Provincial Health Services Authority



The MoH and BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) have conducted provincial out-patient cancer care patient experience surveys. In 2013, the survey was conducted with 20,000 BC cancer patients/families with a 65% response rate. Although the overall rating was 97.5%, emotional support scored 46.8%, which is similar across Canada.


For more information about Get Your Province Together! view our 2016 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet.

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Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

Programs and processes in an acute care hospital environment

2015, Providence Health Care
2014, Mount Sinai Hospital
2013, Vancouver Coastal Health
2012, North York General Hospital
2011, St. Michael’s Hospital
2010, IWK Health Centre
2009, Trillium Health Centre

Programs and processes in a non-acute environment

2015, Nova Scotia Health Authority
2014, Island Health
2013, Capital Health, QEII Health Sciences Centre
2012, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Alberta Health Services
2011, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network
2010, Sunnybrook’s Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre
2009, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences