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2018 Winners

On June 28, 2018, Eastern Health presented its eighth annual CEO Awards of Excellence at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s! The awards were presented during Eastern Health’s Employee Recognition Week, June 25 to 29, 2018, 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
A total of seven winners were chosen from among a total of 77 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 Aboriginal Patient Navigators with Professional Practice and Aboriginal Health at the Health Science Centre raised awareness to support the introduction of Indigenous culture, traditions, practices and ceremonies to enhance the understanding of Indigenous families and their ways of being within communities.
Human Spirit
Leo Martin, therapeutic recreation specialist with the Mental Health and Addictions Program, hones clients’ strengths in efforts to move them forward on their recovery journey. His kindness and positivity are contagious.
Innovation (team award)
The Mental Health and Addictions Team on the Burin Peninsula have proven that it is possible to provide recovery focused mental health and addictions counselling services to people when they need it the most.
Melissa Coish, division manager with the Surgery Program at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, goes above and beyond for her staff and patients. She brings her positive attitude to work every day and is a caring and genuine person.
Diane Bouwman, clinical leader of occupational therapy with the Mental Health and Addictions Program at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, is a trail blazer in occupational therapy practice. Her mentorship has enabled the role of occupational therapy to provide more holistic services to clients with a mind- and body-based therapeutic approach.
Safety (team award)
The Occupational Health and Safety Committee at the Agnes Pratt Nursing Home is an engaged team of safety advocates who work together to achieve results and create a positive safety culture.
Ron Murphy, computer analyst with Healthcare Technology and Data Management Department, has demonstrated excellence in information technology support for the Cancer Care Program.


Updated Jun 28, 2018