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GBGH honours exceptional people at annual awards




The Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) Board of Directors honoured one staff, two physicians and one team with Exceptional People Awards. This recognition is the most prestigious honour handed out to by the hospital for outstanding commitment to care based on its three strategic themes and vision. From left – Award presenter Dr. Nancy Merrow, chief of Staff, GBGH; award recipient Dr. Shirley Babaran, chief of Internal Medicine, GBGH; award recipient Andrea Sheehan, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; award recipient Dr. Richard Coutts, acting chief of Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care, GBGH; award recipient Stacey Cameron, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; Britton Dusome, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; Corinne Norwood, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; and award presenter Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. Absent – Award recipient Lynne Bedard, registered nurse, Operating Room, GBGH; Pyxis implementation team members – Jennah Jones, Roy Deslauriers, Mike Cope and Amy Bellisle.November 19, 2018 – Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) held its annual awards to celebrate staff and physicians for their Years of Service, and honour some of the hospitals’ team members through the GBGH Board of Directors’ Exceptional People Awards and Volunteer Awards of Excellence. The evening is hosted annually by the GBGH Board of Directors to recognize the dedication of staff, credentialed staff and volunteers.

November 19, 2018 – Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) held its annual awards to celebrate staff and physicians for their Years of Service, and honour some of the hospitals’ team members through the GBGH Board of Directors’ Exceptional People Awards and Volunteer Awards of Excellence. The evening is hosted annually by the GBGH Board of Directors to recognize the dedication of staff, credentialed staff and volunteers.

“It was a privilege for me to represent the Board of Directors as we celebrated the successes of exceptional team members,” says Jane Millar, vice chair, GBGH Board of Directors. “The board is proud to be part of GBGH because of the incredible team members who positively represent the hospital every day – with patients and families, as well as within the community. These individuals and teams commit their compassion, skills, caring, kindness and time to making care at GBGH exceptional. As a board, we thank them so much for all they do.”

Exceptional People Awards were handed out in four categories based on the themes of the organization’s new strategic plan. Congratulations to the following recipients of these prestigious awards in each category:

  • Engagement & Inclusiveness – Dr. Richard Coutts, acting chief of Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care
  • Quality & Safety – Pyxis Implementation Team
  • Accountability & Sustainability – Dr. Shirley Babaran, chief of Internal Medicine
  • Vision – Lynne Bedard, registered nurse, Operating Room

President of the GBGH Volunteer Association Karen Roberts was awarded the Volunteer Award of Excellence for her significant contributions of time and leadership to the association.

GBGH also recognized staff and physicians for reaching years of service milestones between five and 40 years. Three staff – Michele Madaire, Randi Dubeau and Sheryl Truax – were recognized for 35 years of service, while Kathrine Archer was awarded for 40 years.

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Cutline 1: The Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) Board of Directors honoured one staff, two physicians and one team with Exceptional People Awards. This recognition is the most prestigious honour handed out to by the hospital for outstanding commitment to care based on its three strategic themes and vision. From left – Award presenter Dr. Nancy Merrow, chief of Staff, GBGH; award recipient Dr. Shirley Babaran, chief of Internal Medicine, GBGH; award recipient Andrea Sheehan, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; award recipient Dr. Richard Coutts, acting chief of Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care, GBGH; award recipient Stacey Cameron, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; Britton Dusome, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; Corinne Norwood, Pyxis implementation team, GBGH; and award presenter Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. Absent – Award recipient Lynne Bedard, registered nurse, Operating Room, GBGH; Pyxis implementation team members – Jennah Jones, Roy Deslauriers, Mike Cope and Amy Bellisle.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Moore

Communications Officer, GBGH

705-526-1300 ext 5177

moorejen@gbgh.on.ca