Once again, Niagara Health is one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers. This is the second straight year we have earned this honour. It is the result of our team’s commitment and dedication, which supports our purpose of providing extraordinary caring to every person, every time.
While we are proud of this recognition, the real indicator of our workplace culture is our people. Our caring and compassionate team is made up of more than 6,000 employees, physicians, students and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of our patients and families every day across our hospital sites and community-based services.
One of our biggest points of pride is Niagara Health’s culture of kindness. Niagara Health’s Acts of Kindness Workplace Challenge continues to reach new heights since its launch in 2017, with 38 departments performing 38,000 acts of kindness. Each year, we celebrate inclusion and build on the momentum of other kindness initiatives including Pink Shirt Day, Pride Month and Kindness Rocks.
Niagara Health was recently Accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada – the highest possible accreditation result. Achieving this distinction for the second consecutive time is a testament to the innovation and quality improvement work taking place at Niagara Health. The optimism, compassion, and pursuit of ambitious results of our people drive this work and make us extraordinary.
Other highlights of our recent success include:
Recognition is an important way Niagara Health demonstrates its appreciation of our extraordinary team members and the work they do. There are a number of events held each year to acknowledge our people, such as the annual Awards of Excellence, Loyalty Recognition and Retirement Celebration, Doctors’ Day and Nursing Week.
Niagara Health team members were proud to support the Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, Feb. 26 – a worldwide movement – taking a stand against bullying and practicing kindness. More than 1,600 Be Kind pink shirts were sold across our organization this year.
Niagara Health team members are reaffirming their commitment to kindness. In January, senior leaders visited units across all sites as part of Kindness Rounds to acknowledge the extraordinary work of our teams and encouraged team members to reflect on our culture of kindness. Team members are participating by signing their names on a Be Kind poster.