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2014 CEO Awards of Excellence winners...
2015 Winners

Eastern Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the organization’s fifth annual CEO Awards of Excellence, presented on June 22, 2014 in St. John’s. The awards are presented during Eastern Health’s Employee Recognition Week, which runs from June 21 to 27, 2015.

The CEO Awards of Excellence is designed to recognize and express appreciation for employees who, by their outstanding contributions and achievements, help to support Eastern Health’s vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities. Employees were nominated for the awards by either colleagues or supervisors. A total of seven winners were chosen from among 78 nominations.

Awards were presented in the categories of Leadership, Mentoring, Human Spirit, Innovation, Safety, Service and Connectedness. The winners are as follows:


Christine (Chris) Power, division manager with the Cancer Care Program of Newfoundland and Labrador, has made significant and unique contributions to the program with her knowledge, family-centered approach and innovative skills that come with her 35 years of experience.  Chris has been instrumental in engaging others by creating and leading networking groups that offer staff an avenue to gain knowledge and share ideas related to cancer care. Chris places a high value on teamwork and collaboration and consistently works to advance clinical practice and quality patient care. Her knowledge of cancer services is commendable, and she models the type of leadership that is required to cultivate an environment where employees are empowered, respected, accountable and engaged.

Georgina Hickey is a care facilitator at the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s.  In everyday practice, Georgina mentors nurses, physicians and allied health professionals.  She holds the vocation of nursing in the highest regard, and devotes her time to guiding, teaching and inspiring staff to achieve their professional goals.  Georgina advises, trains and coaches those around her in a way that is appreciated, trusted and respected.
Human Spirit

Edwina Brenton, mental health liaison nurse at the Carbonear General Hospital, is an inspiration to those with whom she crosses paths.  She goes above and beyond her prescribed duties, in the best interests of her patients, and does it with admirable energy, joy and an infectious sense of humour.  Her presence lightens up the environment for those around her, and on a continuous basis, Edwina makes meaningful contributions to improve the lives of those for whom she cares.


The Cardiac Device Clinic Team, as part of the Cardiac and Critical Care Program at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, has taken an innovative technology, Remote Patient Monitoring, to improve the lives of those they serve.  The team consists of highly trained nurses who look after Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who have implanted pacemakers or implanted cardiac defibrillators.  The team maintains an accurate database of device implant characteristics, patient information and clinic visit history, and has excelled in analyzing and interpreting information produced by these devices.  This team is professional, competent, and has achieved startling success with the implementation of the program.
Lorilee Pumphrey is a food services manager with Central Kitchen in St. John’s.  Lorilee is a strong advocate for safety in food services, and is committed to a variety of safety initiatives, including workplace inspections and the development of safe work practices and procedures.  She has a true passion and eagerness to learn about safety practices, and encourages those around her to be educated on safety issues.  Lorilee is a role model for those around her, and she encourages healthy eating and living healthy lifestyles.

Stephen Keough, registered nurse with the General/Thoracic Surgery Unit at the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital
in St. John’s, continuously inspires other employees to achieve excellence in their work.  He goes above and beyond his daily duties, and is dedicated to mentoring those around him by sharing his broad ranging knowledge and skills for the betterment of service to patients.  Stephen is a true inspiration and model employee. 

The Jamaican Practical Nursing Recruitment and Onboarding Team has demonstrated an unwavering commitment and team work through their journey of recruiting Licensed Practical Nurses for the new long-term care facility in St. John’s.  Together, this team is dedicated to improving the delivery of health care for Eastern Health’s resident population, and they exemplify the importance of working together for the greater good of the organization. 

Other Winners:


Updated Jun 29, 2016