2015 Award Recipients

Please watch the videos below to learn more about each Gold Apple Winner. To download the 2015 Luncheon Program, click here.

Gold Apple recipients

Provincial Health Care Hero & Health Care Hero: Island Health

Dawn Nedzelski – Chief Professional Practice & Chief Nursing Officer

Health Care Hero: Affiliate

Frannie Cruise – Recreation Therapist (Centre for Child Development, Surrey)

Health Care Hero: Fraser Health

Marika Sandrelli – Addiction Knowledge Exchange Leader (Mental Health & Substance Use Program)

Health Care Hero: Interior Health

Patrice Gordon – Nurse Practitioner (Community Integrated Health Services, Cariboo Region)

Health Care Hero: Northern Health

Heather Floris – Head Nurse (St. John Hospital, Vanderhoof)

Health Care Hero: Provincial Health Services Authority

Amy Pezzente – Eating Disorder Peer Support Worker (Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, BC Children's Hospital)

Health Care Hero:Vancouver Coastal Health

Ian Denison – Physical Therapy Equipment Specialist (GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre)

Collaborative Solutions

BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (Provincial Health Services Authority) – Hospital Inventory Optimization Project

Workplace Health Innovation

Island Health (Nanaimo Regional General Hospital) – Integrating Violence Prevention Policies into Practice

Top Innovation: Health Authority

Fraser Health – Implantable Cardiac Electrical Device Project: From Complexity to Optimization

Top Innovation: Affiliate

Rosewood Manor (Richmond) – Enriching the Quality of Care for Dementia Residents

2015 Awards of Merit

Awards of Merit were also presented in each of the four project-oriented award categories. This year’s Awards of Merit recipients are:

Top Innovation: Affiliate

• Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division – Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health

Top Innovation: Health Authority

• BC Children’s Hospital (Provincial Health Services Authority) – ON TRAC (Transitioning Responsibly to Adult Care) Youth Transition Initiative

• Vancouver Coastal Health– Emergency Department (ED) iCare

Workplace Health Innovation

• Fraser Health – Site Security Incident Reporting System

• Northern Health & Interior Health – Duty-to-Accommodate Pilot Project: A Collaboration with HR Operations & Disability Management

Collaborative Solutions

• BC Emergency Health Services – Decreasing Lead Time for RED (High Acuity/Emergent) Inter-Facility Transfers

• Vancouver Coastal Health – Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Innovation, Research, Education & Safety (ASPIRES) Team