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Board of Directors names entire GBGH team as Exceptional People Award recipients

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June 29, 2021 – The Board of Directors of Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) has announced the 2020-2021 recipients of the Exceptional People Awards. The entire GBGH team of staff and credentialed staff are being acknowledged with this year’s award.

The Board of Directors’ Exceptional People Awards are announced annually to recognize staff, credentialed staff and volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to GBGH while exhibiting the hospital’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence and the vision of Exceptional People, Every Person, Every Time.

“When deciding on the candidates for the Exceptional People Awards, there was only one clear option for the 2020-2021 recipients,” says Tim Kastelic, chair, GBGH Board of Directors. “Given the pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on all the hospital’s staff and credentialed staff, we feel this year has been profoundly unique, and as such, is a perfect opportunity to recognize the whole GBGH team for their service and sacrifice.”

Given the challenges the GBGH team has endured this past year, the Board felt it would not have been representative to recognize only a few team members for their exceptional contributions. This past year has demonstrated the GBGH team has worked together through every challenge, all while consistently embodying GBGH’s vision, values and strategic themes.

“GBGH’s team of staff and credentialed staff have worked together through adversity and constant change,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. “They have come to the hospital uncertain of what lies ahead and have shown great resiliency in spite of it. They have also been called upon to go above and beyond – putting in many hours of planning to ensure our hospital is ready for all pandemic scenarios. Many have worked beyond their regular roles to pitch in where we needed them the most, when we needed them the most.”

In addition to all the extra planning and work associated with the pandemic, the GBGH team has persevered with the details of daily operations, the compassion of patient care and the determined progress achieved on other major projects which still had to move forward.


Jennifer Moore

Communications Officer, GBGH

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