CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award

In 2018, the College Board of Directors developed a new award that merged the College Award for Distinguished Service and the College Honourary Life Member Award . The new Distinguished Leadership Award was introduced for the first time during the 2018 National Awards campaign. The prestige and stature of this new award combines the best aspects of the two previous awards to create a recognition that will showcase an outstanding senior leader for their contributions to the health system, and to the College.

Nominations will be accepted exclusively from the College’s past chairs of the Board of Directors; College Fellows; Chapter Chairs and past recipients of the College Award for Distinguished Service and the College Honourary Life Membership Award.

Previous recipients of the College Award for Distinguished Service and the College Honorary Life Membership Award are eligible to receive the CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award.

2018 Recipient: Dianne Doyle, FCCHL

Dianne leads from a faith-based perspective, with a focus on integrating compassion and social justice within the BC health system. She has fostered a patient focused environment that empowers strong leadership and inter-professional teams; engages and rewards staff; creates dynamic partnerships, and delivers on the Providence Health Care vision: “Driven by compassion and social justice we are at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation”.

Dianne has been a strong supporter of CCHL as evidenced by her CHE and FCCHL designations and her participation on the Fellows Council, CCHL committees, HPRS sessions, and Chairing the National Health Leadership Conference.




Past College Award for Distinguished Services Recipients

2017, David Weger
2016, Alice Kennedy FCCHL
2015, Donna Towers CHE
2014, Mark Neskar CHE
2013, Maura Davies FCCHL
2012, Don Desjardins
2011, Bonnie Adamson FCCHL
2010, Elma Heidemann FCCHL
2009, Major-général (ret'd) Mathieu CHE (ret'd)
2008, Robert Zed CHE, FACHE
2007, Ron Noble FCCHL FACHE
2006, Louise Cherry CHE
2005, Tony Dagnone FCCHL
2004, Garth Pierce FCCHSE
2003, Joseph Mapa FCCHL
2002, Kenneth Ezeard CHE
2001, Jean Bartkowiak CHE, AdmA
1999, Peter Peters
1996, Miriam Lowi-Young FCCHL, FACHE
1995, A Bailey
1994, Lorna Romilly CHE
1992, Harvey Fox FCCHSE


Past College Honourary Life Member Recipients

2017, Pat Coish-Snow CHE
2016, Mark Neskar CHE
2015, Bonnie Adamson FCCHL
2014, Elma Heidemann FCCHL
2013, John King CHE
2012, Robert Smith FCCHL
2011, Clifford Nordal FCCHSE, FACHE
2010, Kenneth Ezeard CHE
2009, Garth Pierce FCCHSE
2008, Tony Dagnone FCCHL