Celebrating the Human Spirit Award
This award recognizes and honours the meaningful contributions of individuals or teams, who provide health services, for acts of caring and compassion that go above and beyond the call of duty, which inspire others and have a profound and lasting impact. This can be interpreted broadly to include any act that improves an individual patient’s health and/or spirit, the lives of the patient’s family and/or the community. This award is a vehicle to share their stories with colleagues from across Canada and to help inspire others.
2018 Recipient: Dr. Jeff Beselt
Kwadacha, a remote village in northern BC for three years and were part of the fabric of that community. Jeff continues to travel to Kwadacha and Tsay Keh Dene while supporting local nurses through virtual care 24/7.
As Executive Medical Director for North Vancouver Island, Jeff’s vision of a welcoming and culturally safe environment for Indigenous people was foundational to the design of two new hospitals opened in 2017 in Comox Valley and Campbell River.
Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.
2017, Bruyère Continuing Care
2016, Ontario Shores
2015, Saint Elizabeth Health
2014, Carol Kushner and Donna Davis, Patients for Patient Safety Canada
2013, Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority, Park Bench Players
2012, Vancouver Inner City Youth Mental Health Program, Providence Health Care
2011, Dan McGann, Credit Valley Hospital