It's that time of year when we serve up some food and recognize our support services team members. Our annual Support Services Recognition BBQs were held the last two weeks of September across all of our sites. More than 1,100 people attended the barbecues which included a mix of NH team members, patients, and visitors. Niagara Health has a number of other recognition events throughout the year to recognize our extraordinary teams.
Niagara Health’s Awards of Excellence honour individuals across our organization for their commitment to our Purpose, Vision and Values. In addition to the President’s Award, which recognizes overall extraordinary performance, through a formal nomination and selection process by their peers, six awards were presented to valued members of our team.
Niagara Health celebrated excellence in nursing with its annual Nursing Excellence Awards. All our nursing professionals help us achieve our vision of a healthier Niagara.
Members of our team were very proud to join the Pink Shirt Day movement again this year to take a stand against bullying and promote kindness. Many of them wore pink shirts on Wednesday, Feb. 27. More than 1,400 of our Be Kind shirts were sold this year.
We honoured the long service of our employees and physicians and wished our retirees well in the next chapter of their lives at our annual Loyalty Recognition and Retirement Event on Thursday, Nov. 1. We are incredibly thankful for our dedicated and compassionate teams.
Our first-ever Celebrate Summer BBQ held across all Niagara Health sites in July was a sizzling success, raising more than $3,715 for Niagara Health Foundation. Niagara Health team members organized the barbecues as a way to bring everyone together to enjoy some fresh air, food and fun. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Niagara Health Foundation for purchasing much-needed patient care equipment.
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Niagara Health team members and guests attended our 13th Awards of Excellence celebration on May 22 at our St. Catharines Site. We presented eight awards to extraordinary individuals living our CORE values of compassion, optimism and achieving ambitious results. All of the recipients were nominated by their peers.
Read more about the award recipients here.
Niagara Health team members gathered across all of our sites on Thursday, May 10 to recognize all of the Nursing Excellence Award nominees for their commitment to extraordinary care. This year’s nominees represent an extraordinary group of nurses who demonstrate compassion, optimism and are committed to achieving ambitious results and living our Niagara Health CORE values every day. The awards are held each year during National Nursing Week.
Read more about the award recipients here.
Hundreds gathered at Club Roma in St. Catharines on Monday, April 23 to celebrate our extraordinary volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
Niagara Health has more than 850 volunteers working in a variety of important roles at all of our sites to help provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families. To learn more about volunteering at Niagara Health, please visit the Volunteer Resources page.
It was a sea of kindness and pink across our sites for Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
Niagara Health joined the international movement to take a stand against bullying - an idea that originated in Nova Scotia in 2007. Many of our team members wore pink Be Kind shirts to show their support of the effort. Pink Shirt Day is celebrated on various dates around the globe.
Learn more about Pink Shirt Day here.
Collaboration and communication are keys to providing extraordinary patient experiences at Niagara Health, and a few professionals who exemplify this were honoured at the 11th Annual Interprofessional Practice Awards banquet in Thorold.
Click here for a full list of 2017 award winners
The Niagara Health Awards of Excellence recognize extraordinary service and performance within our organization consistent with our Purpose, Vision and Values. In addition to the President’s Award, which recognizes overall outstanding performance, six additional awards were handed out in May 2017 to outstanding members of the Niagara Health team.
All of the recipients were nominated by their peers for demonstrating our CORE values (compassion, optimism and ambitious results) and providing extraordinary experiences to our patients and families in specific areas. Click here for a full list of recipients.