Years of Service and Retiree Recognition Celebration
On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, employees, physicians, and retirees gathered together to celebrate their dedication to sharing their skills and compassion at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at the annual Service Awards and Retiree Recognition Event.

Employees and physicians were awarded Years of Service pins to those who have been with our organization for 5, 10, 15 years and so on. Dozens of employees have served at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare for upwards of 30 years, including our very own, Dr. Maresq Child who celebrates 50 years of service. Thirty-five former employees were celebrated as retirees.

In addition to these recognitions, six outstanding individuals were acknowledged for embodying Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare's Mission, Vision, and Values each and every day. The recipients of the 2017 President's Awards are as follows:


  • The President's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Advancing the HDGH Identity in the Community, presented to Paulette Jagatic
  • The President's Award for Outstanding Demonstration of HDGH Values, presented to Nancy Dufour
  • The President's Award for Outstanding Contribution to a Patient Experience, presented to Shauna Carter
  • The President's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety, presented to Pat Keane
  • Rookie of the Year, presented to Jessi Doucette
  • Physician of the Year, presented to Dr. Sean Prabhu


To conclude the evening, six valued employees were presented with the J. Kenneth Deane Health Systems Innovator Scholarship for outstanding dedication to the advancement and improvement of health care. The award, created to honour former CEO Ken Deane, acknowledges those employees who continuously seek opportunities for professional growth and the betterment of the lives of those around them through involvement, innovation and education. The recipients of this year's Kenneth Deane Scholarship were Joe Karb, Tazdia Kemeny, Jade Hitchins, Aman Ahluwalia-Cameron, Arij Elmi, and Brittany Hyatt.
After hearing the selection committee's dilemma in narrowing down the winners of this year's J. Kenneth Deane Scholarship, the Changing Lives Together Foundation made the decision to help. The evening before the Service Awards, the Foundation held a board meeting at which time the board agreed to not only cover the scholarships for two of the 2017 recipients, but also create the Changing Lives Together Foundation Health Systems Innovator Scholarship, recognizing the outstanding work being done by Our People. The new scholarship will be awarded annually of a level up to $10,000, to deserving members of the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare team.

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