Going Beyond the 9-1-1 Call

This award was formally named “Getter Better”. Our Excellence in Quality category names changed in 2020 to reflect the updates to our BC Health Quality Matrix. Visit our Categories and Criteria page to find out more. In 2015, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) received approximately 10,000 Omega calls across its three Dispatch Operations Centres (DOCs)…

Erin Gibson

With unrelenting motivation and fueled by kindness and compassion, Erin Gibson has worked to develop and expand a harm reduction program within Fraser Health for the last five years. Attentively listening to individuals of all walks of life and building relationships and extensive networks, she has challenged her peers and everyone around her to work…

Elizabeth Brodkin

In 2011/2012, Fraser Health experienced the highest Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rate in its history, with 11.5 cases per 10,000 patient days. In response, the organization committed to restructuring its Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program and developing a comprehensive program to protect patients. This program has been hugely successful, due to the leadership of…

Charlene Burmeister 

Charlene Burmeister has been involved in harm reduction work throughout British Columbia for over nine years. She began by volunteering in her home community of Quesnel, helping at-risk people – who would likely not otherwise seek care – access safe, clean supplies and care providers they could trust. Now, she is improving access to respectful…

An End to Hallway Nursing

This award was formally named “Living with Illness”. Our Excellence in Quality category names changed in 2020 to reflect the updates to our BC Health Quality Matrix. Visit our Categories and Criteria page to find out more. The 46-station hemodialysis unit at St. Paul’s Hospital services roughly 300 patients each year. It includes a renal…