Mar. 18, 2015
Held annually on St. Joseph’s Day, the awards honour staff, physicians and volunteers who share the remarkable attributes of the Sisters
It’s one of St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s most heartwarming and meaningful traditions – the presentation of the Sisters of St. Joseph for Excellence, which will be held Thursday March 19, at 2:00 pm at Parkwood Institute’s Main Building (formerly Parkwood Hospital).
The awards recognize St. Joseph’s staff, physicians and volunteers for their excellence, positive attitude, reliability, honesty, efficiency, creativity, respect, caring, compassion, empathy and appreciation for the work of others. All are nominated by their colleagues. Without knowing anyone’s identity, an awards selection committee comprised of representatives from across the organization selects the recipients. To be nominated and to be a recipient is a distinguished honour. Some recipients have referred to the awards as the Oscars of St. Joseph’s.
This year there are five recipients, including one team.
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. Gratitude marks the celebration of St Joseph’s Day, which is held every year on March 19.
Media are invited to attend the Sisters of St. Joseph Awards for Excellence:
When: Thursday, March 19 at 2:00 pm
Where: Parkwood Institute’s Main Building Auditorium (formerly Parkwood Hospital), 550 Wellington Rd., London, ON
For more information:
Dahlia Reich, Communication & Public Affairs
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
(519) 646-6100 ext. 65294, pager 10117
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; 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 www.sjhc.london.on.ca.