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Board Awards of Excellence Highlight Outstanding Hospital Staff

Thursday, August 04, 2016

(August 4, 2016 - Orillia, ON) – The Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Board of Directors recently recognized hospital staff for outstanding performance through the 8th annual Board Awards of Excellence.  Nominations came from colleagues within the hospital in recognition of the exceptional work they see happening in the organization. The Board was grateful for the nominators and delighted to honour six very deserving individuals with the award this year. 

“We have so many dedicated and hardworking employees at the hospital” said Pat Campbell, President and CEO of OSMH.  “We look forward to any opportunity to recognize the amazing work they do.”

Aligning with OSMH’s strategic plan, there are six awards in total.  There is one winner for each of the five strategic directions, and one winner who best represents the values and code of conduct of the hospital.

The 2016 winners are as follows:

  • Outstanding Care and Service, Karen Herbst – RN – Post-Anesthesia Care Unit 
  • Inspired People and Teams - Dr. Nancy Merrow – Chief of Staff, VP-Medical Affairs
  • Sound Stewardship and Operational Excellence - Diana Moczkodan – EMR Project Coordinator
  • Strong Partnerships and Relationships - George Ibrahim – EMR Technical Lead
  • Focus on Quality and Safety - Cindy Newhall – RN, Complex Continuing Care Unit 
  • Values and Our Code of Conduct - Denise McGuffin – Pharmacy, Operations Supervisor

Honourable mention was also awarded to the Obstetrical Nurses and the Laboratory staff.  OSMH will be launching a new strategic plan in the fall so there will be new categories for next year’s awards.




For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Terry Dyni
Director, Community Relations
Tel: 705-327-9179
E-mail: tadyni@osmh.on.ca


About Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in Orillia, Ontario and serves the residents of North Simcoe Muskoka and beyond. OSMH is focused on ensuring a healthier future for our communities by providing high quality care closer to home. Medical, surgical and critical care, seniors healthcare services, adult mental health, and paediatric and perinatal care are among the Hospital's recognized areas of expertise. It also specializes in orthopaedic surgery and kidney care. For more information visit www.osmh.on.ca.

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