Hotel Dieu Hospital staff honoured for excellent service

From caring for children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis, to serving as mentors and cheerleaders for other staff, to jumping in with both feet whenever a need arises, four individuals were honoured late yesterday at Hotel Dieu Hospital for their tremendous contributions.

At a ceremony to give out the annual Mission Awards, Hotel Dieu Hospital celebrated its 800-plus employees and 200-plus volunteers, and recognized four individuals whose contributions reflect the tremendous expertise and commitment to mission demonstrated every day by all hospital employees.

“The individuals being honoured with this year’s Mission Awards really highlight the dedication of our staff and the important role that they play in living our mission of compassion healing,” noted Board Chair Sherri McCullough at the recognition ceremony.  

Those honoured with 2014 Hotel Dieu Mission Awards included:
Winners accepting the 2014 Hotel Dieu Hospital Mission Award on November 6.
Nicholas Axas:  Described as an “outstanding ambassador for our most vulnerable population” at Hotel Dieu, Nicholas is a full-time Social Worker for the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Urgent Consult Clinic.  Known for his skills in dealing with all systems connected to services for adolescents at risk for harm to themselves or others due to an underlying mental health issue, Nicholas collaborates with partners in our school systems, mental health agencies and emergency departments across the region.  He is a passionate advocate for the Urgent Consult Clinic and its patients and families, and a caring and compassionate member of the Clinic team.

Ann Marie Mohan and Sherry Graham:  Ann Marie and Sherry are full-time nurses in the Jeanne Mance 5 clinic.  Together, they were recognized for their close relationships with colleagues, for creating a productive and welcoming environment in the clinic, and for being wonderful mentors for new nurses.  They were honoured, in particular, for putting patients first and for going the extra mile for those patients and families experiencing difficult circumstances.  Indeed, they provide an “exemplary level of support to our patients, families and staff”.  

Sandy Taylor:  In her role as Housekeeping Supervisor at Hotel Dieu, Sandy never hesitates to jump in with both feet to keep Hotel Dieu looking its finest every day.  Known for her compassion, Sandy was also commended for being kind and generous to others and within the community.  And she is expert at leaping into action during a crisis.  Sandy is a “wonderful example of how one person can share our mission and values with those around her”.

Elizabeth Bardon, Chief of Public Relations & Community Engagement, thanked all staff and volunteers for their contributions to excellence at Hotel Dieu Hospital.  She noted, “We are truly blessed by our outstanding staff and the ways in which they live the hospital’s mission every single day.”

Pictured: Winners, Sherry Graham and Ann Marie Mohan, with Sr. Joan Kalchbrenner (left) and Board Chair Sherri McCullough (right) accepting the 2014 Hotel Dieu Hospital Mission Award on November 6. 

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