First Shine Awards for 2021
Every quarter, we recognise staff members or teams from Support Services who actively live and role model the Northern Health Values of Safe, Kind and Together, and who go above and beyond what is expected of them in their role.
Aptly called the Shine Awards, it casts a light on a staff member or a team who have excelled in any one of three categories- Safe, Kind and Together.
The first is someone or a team that has demonstrated consistent safe work practices, provided suggestions for improving safety and is a role model for other staff- i.e. the Safety Award.
The second is awarded to a staff member or team that consistently and proactively supports their peers, the broader department and Northern Health to achieve their work and goals i.e. the Kindness Award.
The last i.e. the Together Award – is awarded to a staff member or team who work together to achieve excellent outcomes.
Below are the winners and what their nominators had to say about them.
Safety Award: Peter Savidis
“Peter always works safely in ICU and ensures the safety of others. He is always willing to help and step up when required. He is a valued member of the PSA and ICU teams.”
Narkita Van Ekeren, NUM ICU had this to say about Peter– “Peter is reliable, friendly, dependable and there is no job he isn’t willing to do. Peter always conducts his work day in a positive manner and is a well-established member of the team. Peter takes pride in teaching new PSA staff the role of the ICU PSA.”
Kindness Award: Karen Luchetta
“Karen is great with patients, kind to everyone and willing to do whatever is needed to help. She is kind and caring and always willing to assist her colleagues and nursing staff and goes above and beyond.”
Miguel Barros, Support Services Manager, had this to add, “Karen is always kind to patients, visitors and colleagues. She is a great mentor to PSAs trainees, helping them to settle in quickly. Karen does favours without asking anything in return.”
Together Award: Bryan Nicholson and Cheryl Jenner – Ward 6
“Cheryl and Brian work so well together on Ward 6. The ward always looks so clean and they always have a smile on their faces. They are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure everything is perfect for the nursing teams and patients. You can tell that they take extra care with what they do.”
Nicole Campbell, Clinical Nurse Consultant – Infection Prevention had this to say about Cheryl and Bryan –“Cheryl and Brian work so well together on Ward 6. The ward always looks so clean and they always have a smile on their faces. They are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure everything is perfect for the nursing teams and patients. You can tell that they take extra care with what they do.”
Please join us in congratulating Peter, Karen, Cheryl and Bryan!
The next Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards ceremony will be broadcasted as a video stream on in March. More details will follow.
Featured image shows from left to right: Bryan, Cheryl, Karen and Peter.