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Jun 22, 2018 | News

Staff and award winners at this year's AGM Luncheon.Staff and award winners at this year's AGM Luncheon.

The Annual General Meeting Luncheon (AGM) is a time for us to gather and reflect on the accomplishments that our staff and people have achieved this past year. This year’s theme, “We are Providence,” celebrates the compassionate, innovative, and patient and family-centred care work that our staff, medical leaders, researchers and volunteers are called to do each and every day.

This year’s AGM Luncheon took place on Monday, June 18, 2018 and marked a significant moment in Providence’s history. Fiona Dalton, the new President & CEO of Providence Health Care, attended and hosted her first AGM Luncheon. Fiona began the luncheon by commemorating and recognizing our staff and teams for their excellent service and accomplishments and their dedication to Providence's core mission, vision and values.

Fiona Dalton, CEO & President of Providence Health Care.

We take pride in remaining true to our vision: a health care organization driven by compassion and social justice and a leader at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation.

In light of the significant strides that we've accomplished this year - like transforming how we care for our seniors to rising to the challenge during the opioid crisis and leading the way when it comes to innovation and research - we are at the forefront of exceptional care for those we serve. 

The AGM is a platform where we share our staff's accomplishments and their contribution to providing exceptional care. The luncheon was attended by PHC staff, leaders, physicians, researchers, award winners and their family members, Providence Society and Board members, representatives from the PHC Research Institute Board, and representatives from the St. Paul’s Foundation.

As always, the main highlight of the event was the celebration of PHC’s exceptional people through the presentation of the 2018 Faye Meuser Memorial Leadership Award, “Best” Patient Safety and Quality Award, the Mission Awards, the Research and Mission Awards, the Volunteer Resources Scholarship Awards and Keeping the Promise Awards.

The Faye Meuser Award was established by Providence Health Care and the St. Paul’s Foundation in the name of Faye Meuser, an exceptional nursing leader who spent 27 years in various nursing management positions at PHC until her retirement.

This year’s recipient was Miriam Stewart, Chief Clinical Planning Officer and Lead for the St. Paul's Redevelopment Project.

The “Best” Patient Safety and Quality Award is named after Lynette Best, who served PHC for many years and did breakthrough work for implementing and measuring quality, safety and care improvement structures and initiatives.

This year’s recipient was the Medicine Operational Excellence and Transformation Team (MOET).

The Research and Mission Award recognizes a scientist in the organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research. This year was special in that two prominent PHC researchers were presented with this award!

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, Emergency Physician at St. Paul's Hospital; and Dr. Aslam Anis, Director at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS).

The Mission Awards are presented in three categories: acute care; residential care and team excellence, and recognize those who truly represent how we continue to live the mission and values of the Sisters who founded our organization.

This year’s Individual Mission Award – Acute Care winner is Shinobu Boehm, Unit Clerk for the 7B Unit and Medicine Program at St. Paul's Hospital.

This year’s Foundress Team Mission Award winner is Mount Saint Joseph's Geriatric In-Patient Psychiatry Team!

This year’s Individual Mission Award  - Residential Care winner is Valerie Weeks, Music Therapist at Brock Fahrni and Holy Family Hospital.

In addition to recognizing staff, we celebrate the amazing work of our exceptional volunteers with the Volunteer Resources Scholarships. This year’s scholarship winners are more than deserving of this recognition and we look forward to seeing how they continue to develop at Providence Health Care and beyond. Congratulations to Ricky Tsang and Raymond Song.

The final award to be presented was the Keeping the Promise award, which honours PHC’s founding congregations' dedication to social justice. The founding congregations strongly believed in providing care for the most vulnerable populations. This award honours those individuals who live the social justice mission every day.

Open to clinical and non-clinical staff, the Keeping the Promise award is presented to one individual in residential care and one in acute care.

This year’s winner for the Keeping the Promise Award – Residential Care is Cecilia Moore, Spiritual Health Practitioner at Holy Family Hospital.


This year’s winner for the Keeping the Promise Award – Acute Care is Kent DesRoschers, Clinical Nurse Leader and Mental Health Bed Coordinator at St. Paul's Hospital. 

The AGM Luncheon also introduced new incoming members of Providence Health Care’s Board and Society, and said goodbye to some exiting members.

Sister Nancy Brown is leaving the Society after dedicating over nine years of service and Sister Elizabeth Gordon is joining the board. Pictures and detailed bios of all new and current Board and Society Members will be posted on PHC’s external website.

Fiona also thanked Carol Dixon, Director of Mission Services and Volunteer Resources at Providence, for her years of service and shared a congratulatory note on Carol's retirement.

Thank you to all those who attended this year’s Annual General Meeting Luncheon and congratulations to all the award winners!

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