NS Health Care Awards - Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

North Shore Health Care Awards

Applications are open for the 14th Annual North Shore Health Care Awards!

Exceptional people create exceptional results. The annual North Shore Health Care Awards celebrate staff who show a deep commitment to patient care. We are grateful for all the health care professionals in our community; your strength inspires us, and we look forward to celebrating you!

These awards are open to any Vancouver Coastal Health employees working on the North Shore. Staff are invited to nominate their peers who are deserving of a Health Care Award.

Nomination Deadline: Nominations are due by November 9th at 4pm; however, there is an early bird deadline of October 27th at 4pm and all nominations submitted by October 27th will be entered to win a pizza party for their department.

Nomination Form: Download the 2020 nomination form, and return via email to Jennifer McDonald or by dropping it off at the Foundation Office.

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation funds three $1,000 awards in the following categories:

Workplace Inspiration

This award honours those who energize the workplace and who are dedicated not only to their chosen career, but also serve as a role model for those considering a career in health care. A health care workplace environment can be significantly enriched by an individual who exemplifies:

  • professional competence;
  • a positive “can do” attitude;
  • a willingness to generously share his or her knowledge and skills; and the motivation and commitment to “go the extra mile” for both colleagues and the people they serve.

Clinical Practice

Continuous improvement is key to better health outcomes and to the effective and efficient delivery of service. This award honours staff and physicians who have identified an opportunity for improvement and then acted on it. This could be in the area of clinical research, process redesign, innovative curriculum development and delivery, software development or adaptation, or the creation of a new health care program or service. The intent is to honour those who have had a systemic influence on the care and service we provide not only on the North Shore, but also on the health region as a whole or even on a provincial or national level.


Leadership is a way of being, not a job title. This award honours those who lead by example, either formally or informally. Such an individual earns the trust and respect of colleagues, sees problems as opportunities to think critically and systemically, communicates effectively, endeavours to build strong and inclusive teams, takes responsibility for his or her actions, and recognizes the contributions and talents of others. Leaders are also integral to influencing the culture of a unit or organization and have a positive effect on recruitment and retention.

All nominees who meet the criteria will be announced in December 2020. We look forward to reviewing your applications. For more information, please contact Jennifer McDonald at 604.984.5914 or via email.

Learn about the 2019 recipients from the 13th Annual North Shore Health Care Awards!

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