Niagara Health honours teamwork at awards

The Sixth-floor Medicine Team at the Welland Site won the Interprofessional Practice Collaboration Team Award. Niagara Health photo

Niagara Health press release – Niagara Health honoured healthcare professionals who embody the spirit of collaboration at the 13th annual Interprofessional Practice Awards on Thursday, Nov. 28/2019.

This year’s award recipients were chosen for consistently demonstrating excellence in caring, teamwork, forward-thinking and innovation.

“Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients. Their work is truly inspiring and highlights the importance of collaborating as a team to provide excellent patient experiences and quality care,” said Derek McNally, Executive Vice-President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive. “We know there are strong benefits for patients and their families when healthcare professionals from all disciplines work together and share knowledge and best practices.”

Interprofessional Practice is the combining of professionals from across disciplines into one healthcare team to optimize patient care. This model allows Niagara Health teams to share information, knowledge and best practices to improve patient outcomes.

A total of 51 nominations were received for this year’s awards.

“The quality of nominees is reflective of the extraordinary caring that is being provided across our organization,” said Zeau Ismail, Niagara Health’s Director of Interprofessional Practice, Ethics & Research. “In partnership, we accomplish more and we thank all our Interprofessional Practice colleagues for their ongoing collaborative efforts to improve the patient experience.”

Niagara Health is also grateful to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union for their generous contributions and sponsorship to make Thursday’s banquet a success.

A list of the award recipients is attached here or you can visit the Niagara Health website.