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President’s Award Program recognizes the remarkable people at LHSC

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
June 9, 2011


President's Award Program recognizes the remarkable people at LHSC

 

LONDON, Ontario – Bonnie Adamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 President's Awards, which include the established awards for Community Service, Living Our Core Values (How We Work Together andHow We Serve Our Patients) and Leadership, in addition to this year's new award for Innovation.

Mary Helen Adams, a physiotherapist in orthopaedic surgery, is this year's recipient of the President's Award for Community Service, recognizing her many dedicated years as a volunteer with The Arthritis Society. This award recognizes an individual at LHSC whose volunteer achievements have made a difference to the lives of people in our community.

Sue Brighton is the recipient of the President's Award for Living Our Core Values, How We Serve Our Patients. Brighton has worked at LHSC for 30 years, most recently as a nurse practitioner for the vascular surgery division at LHSC's Victoria Hospital.

Chris Harris, manager of the operating rooms at University Hospital, is the recipient of the President's Award for Living Our Core Values, How We Work Together. Both Brighton and Harris demonstrate our values of respect, trust and collaboration on a daily basis.

Catherine Glover, director of Corporate Clinical Operations since 2009 is this year's recipient of thePresident's Award for Leadership, which recognizes leaders at LHSC – both formal and informal – who make a significant difference to the effectiveness of the organization.

Dr. Chris Fernandes, chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and director of Quality of Medical Care at LHSC is the inaugural recipient of the President's Award for Innovation, nominated for his work as the chair of LHSC's Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

"LHSC is proud of all the remarkable individuals who are committed to improving the lives of our patients, our community, and our hospital environment. This year's President's Award recipients are no exception, and I am honoured to recognize them today," says Bonnie Adamson, President and Chief Executive Officer.

For more information on each recipient please see the backgrounder below.

Each winner's name now appears on the perpetual plaques honouring award recipients, located in the President's Gallery at both Victoria and University hospitals.

 

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 135 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children's Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children's Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph's Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital's nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

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For media inquiries contact:

Kelly Almond 
Corporate Communications and Public Relations 
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext.77129
Kelly.Almond@lhsc.on.ca


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