December 20, 2021

Shining staff of Northern Health

This quarter’s Shine Awards have been awarded to staff members or teams from Support Services who role model Northern Health’s values of safe, kind and together.

The awards are presented under three different categories to people who have demonstrated one of Northern Health’s values.

The Safety Award, was presented to Almasa Julardzija and Tonia Scuteri, for demonstrating consistent safe work practices, providing suggestions for improving safety and being a role model for other staff. Almasa and Tonia were nominated by Snezana Velevski, Support Services Coordinator.

“Both Almasa and Tonia have stepped into the floater role while it has been vacated by another staff member who is on leave. They have worked as a team ensuring they work safely and complete manual handling tasks and patient transfers correctly, while providing excellent customer service,” said Snezana.

Wendy Nicol, Operations Manager, PSA and Cleaning Services Contracts, nominated Matko Musulin for the Kindness Award, for consistently and proactively supporting their peers, the broader department and Northern Health to achieve their work and goals.

“Matko kindly cancelled his Annual Leave and returned to work for us in the Cath Lab when another staff member unexpectedly took time off. He is a true team player who had no hesitation in stepping back in to help us when we were short staffed. We appreciate his efforts very much,” said Wendy.

Jenny Rexhepi also received the Kindness Award and was nominated by Karen Ayres, PSA In Charge.

“Jenny stood by a patient’s bedside for 15 minutes to hold his phone to his ear while he spoke to a family members. The phone has slipped from his shoulder so she wanted to assist. She went the extra mile to make the patient happy,” said Karen.

The Together Award was presented to Shimelis Dufera, who was nominated by Miguel Barros, Support Services Manager.

“A quiet achiever, Shimelis always works well as part of a team and always does a great job to achieve team goals. He is a great performer and works hard,” said Miguel.

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Featured image: Shine Award winners and nominators