We've got some winners to announce!

Apr 12, 2018 | Spotlight

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) has announced their slate of award recipients for the CCHL’s 2018 awards program.

And Providence is being recognized on this national platform not once, but twice!

Excellence in Patient Safety: Global Trigger Tools Team

PHC’s Global Trigger Tool (GTT) Team, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Excellence in Patient Safety Award.

 “I am thrilled on so many levels that we have won this award,” says Camille Ciarniello, corporate director, Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Patient Relations & IPAC, who was instrumental in PHC’s implementation of the GTT system in 2005, which has emerged as the foundation for PHC’s patient safety journey.

Over the past decade, the GTT Team has not only developed expertise in the execution of this tool but has also been able to identify learning opportunities from their findings and provide senior leadership with validation of the positive outcomes stemming from the collected quality and safety initiatives. The organization’s knowledge and understanding of adverse events, and what drives them in our organization, has matured allowing us to revisit early decisions and better identify gaps in our patient safety culture.

“The acknowledgment that this award provides is nice, but even more is the opportunity to publicly recognize the cumulative efforts of every person in this organization who cares deeply about what they do,” says Camille. “I know without that, we would never have been able to realize this incredible improvement in patient safety.”

Nursing Leadership Award: Candy Garossino

Candy Garossino, director, Professional Practice & Nursing at Providence Health Care, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the CCHL Nursing Leadership Award.

Candy’s advocacy and passion for patient and family-centred care has seen our organization be first to implement many initiatives, putting Providence on the map as a provincial leader in this area. Candy is a known champion for professional development for clinicians, improving the care experience of all who are touched by the organization. Additionally, under Candy’s leadership, Providence has gained heightened recognition, presenting and publishing successful patient-centre initiatives to a provincial, national, and international audience.

“I am honoured and humbled about receiving this award,” says Candy. “I am so blessed to work at PHC with such wonderful mentors and opportunities to grow, risk, and be challenged.  Thank you to my team who excel, and warm my heart every day with the difference they make to patients and family outcomes through the decisions they make.” 

Huge congratulations on two very deserved wins; way to make PHC shine on a national stage!

Camille, on behalf of the GTT Team, and Candy will receive these awards at the Canadian College of Health Leaders’” Honouring Health Leadership” event on June 3 in St. John’s, NL. For more information about this award and the College’s National Awards Program please visit the College’s website at www.cchl-ccls.ca.


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