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Announcing the 2016 Above and Beyond Awards Recipients

We work with wonderful people. Every day, our colleagues go above and beyond their daily duties to enhance the care and services we provide.

The 2016 Above and Beyond Awards honoured 19 of these individuals and teams in five new awards categories at a special awards ceremony on September 21. The awards are designed to recognize Fraser Health employees, teams, physicians and volunteers who go beyond the call of duty to achieve extraordinary results in everything from patient care to health care innovation.

Celebrate their achievements by reading their inspiring stories and watching their moving videos. If you know an unsung health care hero who deserves to be recognized be sure to nominate them next year for an Above and Beyond Award.

Even in a workplace full of remarkable people, some just stand out. They're the ones who go above and beyond and accomplish impressive results. The Fraser Health values—respect, caring and trust—are part of who they are on a personal and professional basis, and it shows in their exemplary commitment to the people they serve. These are the workplace leaders we look up to, no matter what their role. And now we want to recognize those who go above and beyond. It's an honour to which everyone can aspire.

Providing meaningful recognition for work well done is a core part of who we are at Fraser Health and it’s essential to fostering a healthy working environment. How well we support each other is a reflection on the care we provide to patients, clients and residents. 

What is Above and Beyond?

Above and Beyond, an annual event is our special way of celebrating the outstanding achievements of Fraser Health employees, physicians and volunteers. 

Who is eligible?

Fraser Health employees, physicians and volunteers on active status are eligible. Nominations can be for an individual or a team. 

Who can nominate?

Anyone can submit a nomination. Fraser Health employees, physicians, volunteers, patients, external suppliers, contractors and other external groups can nominate an individual or a team. Nominators must identify themselves. 

What is the nomination process?

Complete and submit a nomination form to nominate someone exceptional.

A broad-based selection committee will determine award recipients from the nominations received. The committee includes representation from across Fraser Health and is made up of members of the executive team, physicians, health services administrators (directors, managers), volunteer resources manager, and frontline employees.

The Above and Beyond Awards honour individuals or teams who have clearly demonstrated behaviours or produced results (that go above and beyond the call of duty).  Consideration will be given to initiatives that occurred within the last two calendar years. To ensure that your nominee is duly recognized, please provide clear and specific examples of the individual or team’s performance, achievements, and accomplishments when filling out the nomination form. 

What are the award criteria?

Nominations will be accepted from January 1 until March 31 to recognize a Fraser Health employee, volunteer, physician or team with an Above and Beyond Award in the following categories:

Fraser Health Hero Award

Do you work with an individual or a team who...

  • Has gone above and beyond to make a significant impact on the support, care and delivery of health care at Fraser Health.
  • Is an exemplary team player or team.
  • Has made some significant contribution and positive impact on the culture of their department and Fraser Health.
  • Has moved the organization forward in a meaningful way (example: by nurturing relationships; inspiring colleagues, clients, patients or residents; and demonstrating a high level of integrity and compassion).
  • Lives out the Fraser Health values of respect, caring and trust.
  • Exceeds patient, client or resident expectations and/or engages in exemplary behaviour, such as volunteerism or acts of heroism.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Do you work with an individual...

  • Has shown the same characteristics as a Fraser Health Hero through the course of a significant career with Fraser Health (minimum ten years).
  • Is a consistent high-performer.
  • Has made and continues to make a significant positive impact on employees, patients, clients and residents.

Innovator Award

Do you work with an individual or a team who...

  • Exemplifies creativity, intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness.
  • Has used those qualities to benefit Fraser Health by improving service, advancing practice or conserving resources.
  • Is a leader in research and innovation, and have advanced best practices or patient safety through the use of an evidence-based approach to education, research, information technology, mentoring, and/or learning and development.

Best Collaboration Award

Do you work with an individual or a team who...

  • Has a talent for working in collaborative partnerships, either with internal or external groups.
  • Has significantly benefited Fraser Health employees, patients, residents, clients or the community at large.

Service Delivery Excellence Award (two sub-categories:  Non-clinical and Clinical)

Do you work with an individual or a team who...

  • Delivers quality service.
  • Goes above and beyond by showing exceptional initiative, perseverance, accountability or commitment in meeting or exceeding patient, resident, client or customer needs. 

Nominate today

Complete the nomination form before March 31. 


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