Nominations for the 2020 Quality Awards are now open! The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, started the Quality Awards in 2009 to celebrate people and projects that improved health care across BC.
There’s one Quality Award category in particular which may interest you: the Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice award celebrates a patient, caregiver or family member who made an outstanding contribution to patient engagement in BC’s health care system. They took the lead to inspire and support other patients, caregivers, family members and health care organizations to partner in pursuit of better care. Past winners include PVN Patient Partners Chad Dickie, Isabel Jordan and Delia Cooper.
Additional categories celebrate a Leader in Quality, an Everyday Champion and a Quality Culture Trailblazer, as well as projects in each of the four areas of care as defined by the BC Health Quality Matrix. .
Award winners will receive a $2,500 sponsorship to help support and disseminate learning from their projects or to support ongoing learning and development. They will also be recognized during an awards ceremony at the Council's Health Talks event in February 2020.
Submit nominations by July 12, and there is a webinar next week if you’d like tips on how to write them.