At Niagara Health, our people are our most valuable resource. Our staff, physicians and volunteers total an amazing 6,000 people, all committed to providing extraordinary caring at each of our sites.
Through a wide range of programs and initiatives, we seek to make the experience of working or volunteering at our hospitals the best that it can be.
Our teams are given the support and opportunity they need to continually learn and improve, helping them to be the critical thinkers we require and our patients need. Our respectful culture supports teams of problem solvers who think big, are innovative, adaptive and resilient.
Each week our teams meet at site huddles, where we share stories from our patients and families about how our people are living our values. There are also regular huddles at the unit and department level, which create an opportunity for our teams to review their performance to help maintain focus and develop action plans to meet our organizational priorities. Huddles are just one of the great ways we also recognize individual and team success.
In addition to this, every six months we ask our staff and physicians for feedback through an anonymous Employee and Physician Engagement Survey to help us make positives changes that will support extraordinary patient care.
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