Traditions are important – especially so during a global pandemic. We’re reminded to keep to our routines, as much as we can; keep exercising; and celebrate with friends and family virtually. So when it came time for the Heart Centre to keep to their yearly tradition of hosting the Unsung Heart Hero awards, it was a no-brainer; and following a couple difficult months – it was a great to celebrate the staff and their dedication to our patients.

What makes someone an Unsung Hero?

  • It’s someone who makes a substantive, yet unrecognized, contribution; whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged.
  • Someone who does a great job yet receives little or no recognition for that. An unsung hero usually refrains from claiming too much in return for his/her efforts.

This year, the Heart Centre acknowledged and recognized four (4) PHC people for their contribution to cardiac patient care. These four award recipients receive $1000 cash award, their name on a plaque posted in St. Paul’s 5C/D, and a video celebrating them and their achievements.

This year’s winners are:

  • Carrie Bancroft, Clinical Nurse Leader, 5A
  • Marvi Lazatin, Clerk, Pacific Adult Congenital Heart Clinic
  • Emily Murtagh, Electrophysiology Technologist, Electrophysiology Lab
  • Christopher Tiongson, Patient Care Aide, 5B

New to this year, the Heart Centre awarded the first ever Award of Merit to Dr. Victor Leung, Medical Direction Infection Prevention and Control; Medical Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program; and Clinical Associate Professor, UBC, following his unwavering commitment to patients and staff within the Heart Centre during these unprecedented time. A plaque for the Award of Merit has been installed on 5CD.

Click here to celebrate your colleagues and watch the videos!

These awards are made possible because of generous donors to St. Paul's Foundation.

This page last updated Feb 26, 2021 5:31pm PST