The Nomination Process

Nominations for the BC Health Care Awards open in January of each year. Awards are for projects or initiatives improving health care delivery in BC and for individual health employees who are shining stars and inspirations to those around them. For a full description of each category, visit the awards page.

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Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must work within an HEABC member facility (or facilities) and nominations must be for work done in service to or on behalf of an HEABC member employer either as a permanent or contract employee. This includes physicians and other medical and non-medical staff not directly employed by the HEABC member employer but working within their facility/facilities and providing care or support to people in the region.


  • Nurses, care aides, physicians, administrators
  • Human resources professionals, support staff, maintenance workers and many, many others
  • Permanent/contract employees not necessarily directly employed by the HEABC member employer but working on behalf of them

Not Eligible

  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Executive Directors of HEABC member organizations (i.e., the most senior leader in an organization).
  • Volunteers 

For full nomination rules and regulations click here.

How do I submit a nomination?

All nominations are submitted online through the BC Health Care Awards website. Please review the "How to submit a winning nomination" guide for tips.

Is there a guide to help me with submitting a nomination?

Read the handy "How to submit a winning nomination" guide for tips and check out these past winning nominations for an idea of what makes a nomination a winner:

2014 Gold Apple - Top Innovation: Affiliate
2014 Gold Apple - Workplace Health Innovation
2014 Gold Apple - Health Care Hero: Northern Health
2014 Gold Apple - Provincial Health Care Hero

What are judges looking for?

For Top Innovation: Affiliate/Health Authority, Collaborative Solutions and Workplace Health Innovation award

Projects must show:

  • Excellence & innovation: Demonstrates a significant improvement in practice, process or structure of the organization.
  • Leadership: Demonstrates leadership and vision in championing teamwork and collaboration and inspires others to effect positive change.
  • Best practices: Demonstrates contribution and capability, improving health care service delivery, patient care and adding value across the industry.
  • Measurable results: Demonstrates how the project has successfully achieved its goals by providing significant and measurable results.

For Health Care Hero awards

Individuals must:

  • Demonstrate a pattern of going above and beyond (give specific examples)
  • Inspire change in others (give specific examples)
  • Be admired for their achievements and respected for their dynamic professionalism and know-how
  • Have had a positive impact on health care in BC