College Honorary Life Member Award

This award recognizes a long standing College member who has contributed significantly to Canada’s health system through their role as health care leader. Honorary life members are selected at the discretion of the College’s Board of Directors.

As recipients are selected by the College's Board of Directors, there is no formal nomination to be submitted.

2017 Recipient: Pat Coish-Snow, CHE 

Pat Coish-Snow began her career as a bedside nurse and her passion for learning and wanting to make a difference launched her into healthcare education, leadership, and management.  Her career spans over 34 years, including 18 years in executive management roles in acute care, long term care, and community environments.  Pat has played key leadership roles in the reorganization and integration of healthcare organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.  She has successfully facilitated and led many policy, program, and system wide initiatives at the regional and provincial level, resulting in system transformation while ensuring a commitment to safe, quality healthcare.

View our 2017 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet for Pat’s full biography.


Past Recipients

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

2016, Mark Neskar CHE

2015, Bonnie Adamson FCCHL

2014, Elma Heidemann FCCHL

2013, John King CHE

2012, Robert Smith FCCHL

2011, Clifford Nordal FCCHSE, FACHE