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.

Selection Committee - Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Across A Health System

Selection Committee - Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Within An Organization

2019: 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards Executive Summaries


Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Across a Health System

2019 Recipient: Breast Cancer Integrated Care Collaborative 

North York General Hospital

Recognizing that the complexity of breast cancer treatment necessitates a more collaborative and integrated approach to care and treatment, a passionate team of inter-professional providers and a patient advisor came together, and through extensive consultation co-designed the NYGH Breast Cancer Integrated Care Collaborative (ICC). Using an innovative approach to link medical and support services together, with evidenced-based practice as a lever for change, the ICC was developed to provide a seamless, integrated patient- and family- centred care approach from diagnosis to survivorship. Click here for the full article


Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Within an Organization

2019 Recipient: Megamorphosis - Shifting from an Institutional to a Social Model in Residential (Long Term) Care

Providence Health Care 


The Megamorphosis project is Providence Health Care’s residential care’s movement to transform from an institutional to a social model of care, and to improve the lives of residents, staff and families. Using the novel methodology of human-centred design, Megamorphosis focussed on increasing the engagement of each resident through the following principles: emotional connections matter most, residents direct each moment, and home is a feeling. PHC has seen sustained increases in positive and social emotional connections between staff and residents, increased personalization of resident spaces, and increased resident engagement in every day activities. Click here for the full article


Past Recipients

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

Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Across a Health System 

2018, Trillium Health Partners and Saint Elizabeth Health Care - Learn more (video)
2017, London Health Sciences Centre
2016, Mississauga Halton LHIN 
2015, Providence Health Care
2014, Mount Sinai Hospital
2013, Vancouver Coastal Health
2012, North York General Hospital
2011, St. Michael’s Hospital  

Quality Improvement Initiative(s) Within an Organization 

2018, Nova Scotia Health Authority - Learn more (video)
2017, University Health Network
2016, BC Cancer Agency and Provincial Health Services Authority
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