Hospital staff honoured

September 27, 2017 – Long Service and Team Member of the Year awards recipients honoured by Brockville General Hospital.

Brockville General Hospital hosted their Long Service Awards on September 26 at the Brockville Country Club. With over 80 guests in attendance, host Nick Vlacholias, BGH’s President and CEO, acknowledged the over 800 years of service in the room. The event honoured employees and physicians who have been employed with the Hospital for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years.

Sandra Sherwood, a registered nurse with the day surgery team, received a standing ovation for her 45 years of service. The longest the Hospital has ever awarded. 

BGH’s Workplace Happiness Action Team, also known as “WHAT”, unveiled their Team Member of the Year.  Developed in 2013, this is the Hospital’s peer-evaluation recognition program. Nominees were considered based on BGH values, professional knowledge of position, demonstrating team support and going beyond the call of duty.

The roster of nominees was very strong, with the most nominees in the award’s history at 19 in total.  Boyd Dodd, a Personal Support Worker (PSW), employed at the Hospital’s Garden Street site, was this year’s award recipient.  Dodd was recognized by several members of his peers through a video submission for his commitment to BGH values, gentle approach to patient care and teamwork. 

Honorable mentions were also given to Tanya Beale, an Executive Assistant, and Linda Hunter, the Vice President of Clinical Services.

“People are the heart of this hospital,” shared Jim Cooper, the newly appointed Co-Chair of BGH’s Board of Directors.  “Thank you for all that you do, and continue to do for our community.”

Sandra Sherwood, a registered nurse at Brockville General Hospital, is acknowledged for her 45 years of service by Nick Vlacholias, President and CEO (left) and Jim Cooper, Board Co-Chair (right).

Boyd Dodd, a personal support worker at Brockville General Hospital, received BGH’s Team Member of the Year award from Jessica Gerritsen (left) and Abby McIntyre (right), Co-Chairs of the Hospital’s Workplace Happiness Action Team.
Abby McIntyre
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Brockville General Hospital
613-345-5649 ext. 1504