Exceptional Healer Award

In recognition of the primary importance of Patient and Family-Centred Care (PFCC) to the mission of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the KHSC Patient & Family Advisory Council annually offers the Exceptional Healer:  Patient and Family-Centred Care Physician Excellence Award to a KHSC physician who demonstrates in clinical practice the core concepts of PFCC:  dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.

Who can nominate? 
• Patients and family members can nominate a KHSC physician who has provided care to them in the last two years. 
• KHSC staff can nominate a physician on a patient care team.

Who is eligible? 
As a faculty member of Queen’s University, the physician nominee will have a current appointment at KHSC and will have been credentialed at KHSC for at least the past two years.

What are the criteria? 
The nominee creates an excellent patient care experience over and above the norm by exhibiting some or all of the following behaviours:

• Demonstrates compassion as a skillful clinician by displaying personal qualities such as approachability, flexibility and empathy.

• Uses novel or innovative methods in attempting to deliver compassionate care.

• Demonstrates a pattern of listening to and respecting patient and family perspectives and choices. 

• Exhibits a value of integrating patients and families into the clinical care model to ensure they are equal, informed participants in their health care.

• Honours the uniqueness of patients and families by incorporating their knowledge, values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds into the planning and delivery of care. 

What is required for the nomination? 
The nominator must complete a brief nomination form, which includes both questions and a short explanation of the candidate’s special qualifications for the award based on the criteria listed above.

How can I nominate? 
There are two ways to nominate: 

• complete and submit an ONLINE form at the link below OR

• download the PRINTABLE form at the link below and submit to:
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Kingston General Hospital Site Patient- and Family-Centred Care | Professional Practice
76 Stuart Street, Victory 2B
Kingston,  ON  K7L 2V7

Nomination deadline is Friday, November 3, 2017.