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Quality Awards

The BC Quality Awards celebrate extraordinary work in our health system. Award categories represent the four areas of care, an outstanding leader, and an Everyday Champion.

Launched in 2009, the awards program recognizes individuals, health care teams and facilities that have implemented measures, or engaged in initiatives, to improve the quality of care in BC. The awards also serve to raise the overall profile of efforts to improve quality throughout the province.

Winners are awarded a $2,500 sponsorship to help support or disseminate learning from their projects, and will be presented plaques in a ceremony at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Each winner will also receive complimentary registration for the Quality Forum, and winners of the four initiative-based awards will deliver presentations at the event.

If you have questions please contact awards@bcpsqc.ca or 604-668-8213.

2015 Winners

Everyday Champion Marla Bjorgan
Public Health Nurse
Salmon Arm Health Centre

read about Marla

Leadership in Quality Guy Fradet
Medical Director & Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Services
Kelowna General Hospital 

Carol Laberge
Program Director, Cardiac Services
Kelowna General Hospital

read about Guy and Carol

Staying Healthy Mobile Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing for Aboriginal Communities
Tuberculosis Services for Aboriginal Communities
BC Centre for Disease Control and First Nations Health Authority

read about the initiative

Living with Illness To Bleed or Not to Bleed
Adult Hemophilia Program of BC and the Yukon
Providence Health Care

read about the initiative

Coping with End of Life The Daisy Project: Quality End-of-Life Care in a Residential Setting
Kiwanis Care Centre

read about the initiative

Getting Better The BC Provincial Renal Agency’s Glomerulonephritis Formulary
BC Provincial Renal Agenc

read about the initiative


2015 Runners-Up

Everyday Champion Michelle Dungo-Sales
Respiratory Therapist, Core Wards & Bronchoscopy
St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph Hospitals

read about Michelle

Leadership in Quality Erin McGarvey
Leader, Lean Promotion Office
Interior Health

read about Erin

Staying Healthy Stories of Integrated Perinatal Services in Two Northern Communities
Northern Health

read about the initiative

Living with Illness The HealthConnection Clinic: Providing Primary Care for Vulnerable Members of Society
Vancouver Coastal Health

read about the initiative

Coping with End of Life End-of-Life Care Services in Fraser Lake
Northern Health

read about the initiative

Getting Better BC’s Take Home Naloxone Program
BC Centre for Disease Control

read about the initiative