St. Joseph's Director of Professional Practice recognized for her role in adapting care to best serve patients
Congratulations to Amanda Thibeault, St. Joseph’s director of Professional Practice for receiving the Iota Omicron Chapter’s 2019 Excellence Award in Nursing Leadership, an Honour Society of Nursing connected with Western University.
“Amanda is an enthusiastic visionary for nursing,” says Karen Perkin, St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive, who submitted the nomination.
“She is a strong mentor and coach for the professional practice team who leads with integrity. She excels at identifying the strengths and passions of team members and at helping them to build on those qualities to achieve outcomes.”
With a mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, the Iota Omicron Chapter (IOC) was established more than 30 years ago in affiliation with Western University’s School of Nursing.
“Excellence awards have been an integral part of the chapter to promote, recognize, and celebrate nursing excellence among our outstanding members,” explains Ryan Chan, governance chair, Sigma IOC.
Visionary and innovative approaches to nursing
The IOC Excellence Award in Nursing Leadership is awarded to members who excel in their leadership capacity by influencing nursing through visionary and innovative approaches, participating in the development of nursing leaders, enhancing the image of nursing within the community, and demonstrating nursing leadership qualities resulting in widespread community, provincial or national recognition for their unique contributions.
“Amanda is always exploring how we can incorporate evidenced-based frameworks, engaging colleagues and health discipline team members, and leading us to modify or adapt our care practices to best serve our patients,” adds Heather Tales, director of St. Joseph’s Veterans Care Program, who supported the nomination. “She is a wonderful role model for our developing leaders at St. Joseph’s, who enthusiastically supports staff in their professional development and encourages all to achieve their greatest potential.”
“I am so proud to congratulate Amanda on behalf of our organization,” adds Karen. “She is truly a deserving recipient for this prestigious award.”