Nursing Leadership Award
The Nursing Leadership Award builds on the themes of patient-centred care and nursing leadership, and honours those who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in these areas.
2016 Recipient: Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson, a Registered Nurse from Yellowknife, has worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) for the past 15 years – most recently as the Senior Project Manager for the Medical Travel Program in the Department of Health and Social Services and previously as the Territorial Chief Nursing Officer.
Scott worked extensively in emergency and remote nursing before moving into policy. Improving the quality of care using data was the catalyst for his pursuit of a Masters in Health Economics, in which his thesis captured the significant variations in hospitalization rates between larger and smaller communities in the NWT and, in particular, between urban and rural Aboriginal populations. His ongoing work uses data analysis to identify and reduce barriers to access and improve health system design.
Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Leading Practices booklets.
2015, Sandra Lauck
2014, Patricia O'Connor FCCHL
2013, Doris Grinspun
2012, Theresa Fillatre CHE
2011, Lucie Tremblay AdmA, CHE
2010, Jeanne Besner