Row of Above and Beyond award trophies

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of Fraser Health employees, physicians and volunteers.

Above and Beyond Awards

Above and Beyond, an annual event is our special way of celebrating the outstanding achievements of Fraser Health employees, physicians and volunteers. Nominations are accepted from February 1 until April 30 each year, with the awards handed out in a special ceremony in September.

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 between February 1 and April 30 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 managers and front-line 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 categories?

Nominations will be accepted from February 1 until April 30 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 who...

  • Has shown the same characteristics as a Fraser Health Hero through the course of a significant career with Fraser Health (minimum 10 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.

Best in Health Care Merit Award – a special one time award for exemplary pandemic-specific responses

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

  • Captures the significant work or demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Demonstrates exemplary pandemic-specific responses by individuals or teams from clinical or non-clinical support areas, including innovative and creative ideas developed and implemented to combat the COVID-19 virus to support colleagues, patients, residents and communities.
  • Uses budget and available resources effectively specific to pandemic spending.
  • Demonstrates success or improvement relative to the previous way of operating.
  • Has the proven ability to serve as a role model and share unwavering expertise with other members of their team, department, site or community partners.
  • Maintains perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • Demonstrates an intense commitment to provide excellence in service delivery.

Past Award Winners


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