We celebrate 10 extraordinary individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional care.
The 2017 Above and Beyond Awards honoured 10 individuals and teams in five awards categories at a very special awards ceremony on September 28.
The Above and Beyond Awards recognize Fraser Health employees, teams, physicians and volunteers who go above and beyond to achieve extraordinary results in everything from patient care to health care innovation.
“These extraordinary people provide outstanding care to patients, and exceptional service to our programs and communities,” said Michael Marchbank, Fraser Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “These are the individuals and teams of employees, physicians and volunteers, who exceed our expectations and motivate us to excel, too.”
Meet the recipients
Fraser Health Hero Awards
Dr. John Hwang, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Surgical Champion, Royal Columbian Hospital, fostered a patient-participation approach to improving post-surgical outcomes that has seen results.
Best Collaboration Awards
The Right Care, Right Place team, a partnership between Fraser Health, Doctors of BC and the White Rock/South Surrey Division of Family Practice, joined forces to reduce unwise patient uses of the Peace Arch Hospital Emergency Department.
Service Delivery Excellence Awards
Dr. Hilary Erin Rowe, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surrey Memorial Hospital, has made it her mission to find or conduct the research on medication safety for pregnant and breastfeeding women with health conditions.
Bryce Walker, Home Support Services Regional Coordinator, Abbotsford Home Health Office, was instrumental in centralizing and standardizing home support services to improve both care delivery and patient care.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mits Miyata, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services Manager, has spent the past 16 years working to ensure that pharmacists and their expertise are fully integrated into all aspects of patient care and multidisciplinary teams.
Join the celebration
Even if you couldn’t attend the ceremony, you can still join in the celebration. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing stories of our recipients on our social media channels. You can share their inspiring stories and offer up your own kudos to recipients on social media using the hashtag #ABAwards
Thank you again to everyone who nominated inspiring candidates from across Fraser Health, and to the 10 award recipients for their dedication and commitment to making Fraser Health the best in health care.