RMH acknowledged the dedication of Susan Beddows, Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Leanne Harding, Laurie Jones, Lynn Mundy and Fiona Rossaert, who have been with the health centre for 35 years.
“I want to thank you for making an effort to be here today,” Elley told those in attendance. “It’s not easy to get time away from our work. Every department is busy, and each one of you plays an important role in patient care.”
Chair of RMH Board of Governors, Art Hornibrook and President and CEO, Dr. Bert Lauwers, President and CEO were on hand to honour and congratulate recipients.
Awards of Excellence were presented to employees from a diversity hospital departments:
- Champions of Change: Dr. Michael Francis (Chief of Hospitalist Medicine), Gail Kennedy (PACS Administrator & DI Charge Technologist)
- Respectful Communicators: Ann Marie Young (OR Assistant), Tracy Mann (Breast Health Navigator), Jodi Dunn (Program Director, Continuing Care, Rehab & HealthFirst)
- Team Players: Colleen Patton (Senior Medical Radiation Technologist), Dawn McNeil (Occupational Therapy Rehab Assistant), Kevin Sawka (Auxiliary Director of Recruitment), Kathleen Kenning (Pharmacist)
- Dedicated to Excellence: Natalie LaMantia (Registered Nurse on CCP2), Steve Lofkrantz (Registered Practical Nurse on CCP1), Meredith Dando (Social Worker),
Jackie Judson (Environmental Services), Dr. Bharat Chawla (Chief of Medical Staff)