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.
In 2016 we celebrated the long service milestones of 657 employees, 50 physicians, and 107 retirees. The combined time worked by these staff members and doctors totals an impressive 14,345 years of serving patients in Niagara. Thank you to our long-serving colleagues for putting down roots here and for dedicating your careers to caring for patients and their families in our community. Thank you as well to all of this year’s retirees for your outstanding contributions to healthcare in Niagara. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Members of Niagara Health’s team who go above and beyond to help patients with their physical, emotional and personal needs were recognized as part of our 10th annual Interprofessional Practice Awards.
Award recipients include physiotherapists, discharge planners, dietitians, nurses, social workers, speech language pathologists, recreation therapists, diagnostic imaging technicians, pharmacists and occupational therapists. Through their work, these members of our team demonstrate how essential a collaborative approach to healthcare is to providing extraordinary caring for our patients and their families.
Click here for a full list of 2016 award recipients