St. Joseph’s presents Sisters of St. Joseph Awards for Excellence 2019

London, Ontario – A physician, registered practical nurse, dietary aide and occupational therapist – very different roles, each working at a different St. Joseph’s Health Care London site.

Yet this year’s outstanding recipients of the Sisters of St. Joseph Awards for Excellence have much in common – a remarkable ability to connect with colleagues, patients and residents, a guiding belief in the power of respect and compassion, and a tireless commitment to excellence in all its forms.

Honouring the legacy of our founders

Presentation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Awards for Excellence is one of St. Joseph’s most heartwarming and meaningful traditions. The awards honour the legacy of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph by recognizing staff, physicians and volunteers who share the Sisters’ remarkable attributes: excellence, positive attitude, reliability, honesty, efficiency, creativity, respect, caring, compassion, empathy and appreciation for the work of others.

Recipients are nominated by their colleagues. To be nominated and to be a recipient is a distinguished honour.

Recipients for 2019

The 2019 recipients are:

  • Dr. Rookaya Mather, ophthalmologist, Ivey Eye Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Martha Scott, occupational therapist, Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Parkwood Institute Main Building
  • Corinne Wilson, registered practical nurse, Assessment Program, Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building
  • Marie Carroll, dietary aide, Food and Nutrition Services, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care

Learn why these individuals are considered standouts by their peers.

Media are invited to attend the Sisters of St. Joseph Awards for Excellence. Interviews can be arranged just prior to the ceremony. Please call ahead to arrange.

When: Tuesday, March 19 at 2:00 pm

Where: Parkwood Institute Main Building Auditorium, 550 Wellington Road South, London, Ont.

The awards are part of the St. Joseph’s Day festivities across St. Joseph’s. Otherwise known as The Feast of St. Joseph, the day commemorates the life of St. Joseph, who is patron to many occupations and organizations, including the Catholic Church, the Sisters of St. Joseph and many St. Joseph’s health care organizations around the world.

About St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a leading academic health care centre in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research.

Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of: chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and surgery.

St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Institute; Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care; and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care. For more information, visit

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