This year’s awards recipients. COVID-19 note: staff in the team photo were shot individually and edited.

Providence’s Mission Awards recognize those individuals who engage and empower our people in meaningful ways and nurture a culture where every voice is heard. These awards were created as an opportunity to acknowledge and express our thanks to those individuals and teams who inspire us in the way that they live our Mission, Vision and Values.

Celebrated at the annual Long Service and Mission Awards Recognition Event on June 10, these award recipients exemplify Providence’s mission, through their actions and words every single day. They provide and support the best care to the people we serve and empower us all to create a place where we can grow, thrive and flourish.

PHC Society Award

New this year, the PHC Society Award recognizes an individual or team who has successfully launched a new project with the PHC Mission, Vision and Values at the forefront.

The inaugural recipient is the team behind the Opioid Agonist Therapy in Long Term Care initiative.

Watch the Society Award video here

Mission Awards

The Mission Awards are presented in two categories – individual and team – and recognize those who truly represent how we continue to live the mission and values of the Sisters who founded our organization.

The recipient of the Mission Award - Individual Category is Dr. Victor Leung, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control.

Watch Dr. Leung’s video here

The recipient of the Mission Award - Team Category is the Infection Prevention & Control Team.

Watch the IPAC team’s video here

Keeping the Promise Award

The Keeping the Promise Award was established by PHC and the St. Paul’s Foundation and honours PHC’s founding congregations' dedication to social justice. The founding congregations strongly believed in providing care for the most vulnerable populations. This award honours those individuals who live the social justice mission every day.

This year’s recipient is Melissa Donaldson, Music Therapist, Holy Family Hospital.

Watch Melissa’s video here

Research and Mission Award

The Research and Mission Award recognizes a scientist in the organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.

This year’s recipient is Dr. Chris Ryerson, Head, Division of Respiratory Medicine.

Watch Dr. Ryerson’s video here

Faye Meuser Memorial Award

The Faye Meuser Award was established by Providence Health Care and the St. Paul’s Foundation in the name of Faye Meuser, an exceptional nursing leader who spent 27 years in various nursing management positions at PHC until her retirement.

This year’s recipient is Blaine Bray, Program Director, Acute & Tertiary Mental Health.

Watch Blaine’s video here

Best Patient Safety & Quality Award

The “Best” Patient Safety & Quality Award is named after Lynette Best, who served PHC for many years and did breakthrough work for implementing and measuring quality, safety and care improvement structures and initiatives.

This year’s recipient is the team behind the Patient Oriented Discharge Summary Initiative.

Watch the PODS video here

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2021 Mission Awards, and thank you to the nominators and organizers who ensured these deserving recipients were recognized! 

This page last updated Jun 11, 2021 4:39pm PDT