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President's Excellence Awards

Meet our Recipients

Recipients Named for 2018

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s President’s Excellence Awards!

Selected from a record 138 nominations, these 21 award recipients demonstrate the highest standards in innovation, collaboration and patient-centred care.

Stay tuned to this page and AHS social media in the week to come for more information on our recipients. We encourage you to congratulate all our recipients and nominees by using the hashtag #AHSprezawards.

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination. You can learn more about the President’s Excellence Awards categories below. Award recipients will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, a pin and celebratory luncheon with the President and CEO and senior leaders.

If you have any comments or questions, email presidentsexcellenceawards@ahs.ca.

New: Service Excellence, Corporate & Non-Clinical Support Services

This award recognizes an individual and a team (Corporate and non-clinical Support Services), who help create a collaborative workplace environment, contribute to producing positive results through exceptional program or service delivery, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, excellence and collaboration. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Patient & Family Centred Care

This award recognizes a clinical or non-clinical individual or team who has demonstrated excellence in providing, supporting or advancing a culture of patient- and family-centred care in a unit, site, program, or throughout AHS. The focus of the award is on an individual or team who has implemented an effective method (practice, policy, technology) for including patients and families as partners in their care and includes an emphasis on the humanity of health care – how we relate to the person inside the patient and to each other. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

People Excellence

This award recognizes an individual and team who has demonstrated excellence in providing, supporting or advancing a culture where everyone feels safe, healthy, and valued, and can reach their full potential. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Innovation & Research Excellence

This award recognizes an individual and team who demonstrates outstanding improvements to quality care, patient experience, patient or population health outcomes and/or health system performance through the successful introduction of an innovation or research project. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Quality Improvement

This award recognizes an individual and a team who have made evidence-based quality improvements in the health system which achieved improved health outcomes for patients and their families and/or organization or clinical effectiveness. Clinical and non-clinical teams that have implemented or redesigned a system issue, process or aspect of care which achieved exceptional improvements can be nominated for this award. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Lifetime Achievement

For staff and physicians: This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of an individual who has had a significant impact on healthcare for at least 20 years. Only individuals can be nominated in this category.

For volunteers: This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of a volunteer who has made a significant impact to their health care community for at least 10 years.