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2016 CEO Awards of Excellence winners...
2017 Winners
On June 19, 2017, Eastern Health presented its seventh annual CEO Awards of Excellence! The awards were presented during Eastern Health’s Employee Recognition Week, June 19 to 25, 2017, which is a celebrated occasion to formally express appreciation to employees for their commitment to excellence in the workplace.
Individuals nominated were recognized by their colleagues or supervisors for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions in maintaining Eastern Health’s vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities
This year, award ceremonies took place across the region at four locations, including the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s; Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville; Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre and Carbonear General Hospital. A total of seven winners were chosen from among a total of 71 nominations.
Awards were presented in the categories of Innovation, Service Excellence, Leadership Excellence, Team Excellence, Mentoring, Safety and Community Capacity Building. The winners are as follows:
Connectedness (team award)
The multidisciplinary Thoracic Triage Panel at the Health Sciences Centre works with the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Their weekly meetings have helped to decrease wait times for patients from months to weeks.
Human Spirit (team award)
The staff at 4NB in the Health Sciences Centre have helped lift spirits across the entire facility with their acts of kindness and encouragement to pay-it-forward to others.  
Dr. Jodi Spiegel’s innovative spirit has led to the elimination of the waitlist for group services for clients living with an anxiety disorder. She has worked with her team to transform former Self-Care Anxiety course into two new courses: Anxiety 101 and 201.
Debbie Ryan, clinical nurse coordinator at Cordage Place, inspires her fellow nurses with an enthusiasm for public health. She exemplifies balancing experiential evidence with compassion, which can help sustain healthy communities. 
Clerk, April Thorne, has shown exemplary service by making herself available 24/7 to employees who need advice or assistance. She exceeds expectations by diligently pursuing quality documentation for patients and updating the training available to other clerks in rural Avalon. 
Curtis Snow, physiotherapy support worker at the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre and a representative on the Occupational Health and Safety committee, is an advocate for incident reporting. Curtis happily answers questions and educates his coworkers about the importance of maintaining workplace safety and preventing accidents. 
Service (team award)
The Burin Infrastructure Support Team is a symbol of service excellence. They demonstrate compassion and understanding towards patients and their families and provide exceptional quality in their work.  
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Updated Jun 25, 2018