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For Immediate Release

November 13 , 2012

LHSC congratulates OHA HealthAchieve award winners


LONDON, Ontario – London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to announce that two members of our leadership team were honoured with prestigious awards at the recent HealthAchieve conference hosted by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).


Dave Crockett, Vice President, Integrated Facilities Management, was the recipient of the Individual Leadership award during the Green Health Care Awards. The Individual Leadership award recognizes a hospital employee who has made an outstanding individual contribution to reducing their hospital’s environmental impact and inspiring the hospital to go green.


Dr. Vanessa Burkoski, Vice President, Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Executive was awarded the Margret Comack National Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. This award is designed to acknowledge outstanding leadership of an individual nurse in a senior leadership position, who is employed in a health care organization.


"I am so pleased that the tremendous work done by Dr. Burkoski and Mr. Crockett has been recognized by the OHA,” said LHSC President and CEO Bonnie Adamson. “Within her first year at LHSC, Dr. Burkoski inspired and launched the nursing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) movement, connecting with front-line staff and all levels of leadership within the hospital to achieve scholarly practice. LHSC’s Energy Stewardship program, spearheaded by Mr. Crockett, has been working to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions since 2002 and has been recognized both provincially and nationally. LHSC is fortunate to have these two exceptional leaders on our team."


About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca 



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