Awards & Recognition

2018


Mental Health at Work® Order of Excellence, June 2018

Michael Garron Hospital is the first Canadian hospital to achieve an Order of Excellence in Mental Health at Work® from Excellence Canada. Click here for more information on the Order of Excellence in Mental Health at Work®.

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Diabetes Educator of the Year Award (2017)

The Diabetes Educator of the Year award was presented to Angela Kennedy RN, CDE, Michael Garron Hospital by Dr. Phillip Segal on Thursday May 3, 2018 surrounded by her closest colleagues and family. Read more about Angela Kennedy and the Diabetes Educator of the Year award.

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Michael Garron Hospital was the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. The Award honours a forward-thinking Canadian healthcare organization that has demonstrated leadership in creating and promoting diversity and inclusion to improve the environment of its employees, patients and community. Click here for more information on the Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Greater Toronto's Top 2018 Employers

Michael Garron Hospital was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2018. A benchmark for workplace best practices, this is the second consecutive year the hospital has received this recognition. Click here for more information on Greater Toronto's Top 2018 Employers.

Finalist for HR Team of the Year

Michael Garron Hospital's Human Resources team was one of 12 finalists across Canada for the most outstanding HR team of the year (for organizations with over 500 employees). Click here for more information on the Canadian HR Awards 2018.

2017


Order of Ontario appointee is Leader of MGH's Aboriginal Healing Program, June 2017.

Ernest Matton/Elder Little Brown Bear (Athehsa Niohkwá:rita:a) is leader of Michael Garron Hospital's Aboriginal Healing Program. He was one of 26 esteemed Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario at a ceremony in June 2017. Click here for more information on the Order of Ontario.

Greening Awards

Greening Health Care (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) awarded Michael Garron Hospital: the Energy Efficiency Leadership Award as one of five hospitals recognized at the silver level for total energy efficiency, and the 5 Percent Club Award for saving 5.6% in energy since 2014 (including electricity, gas and GHG Emissions).

Green Hospital Scorecard gave Michael Garron Hospital a gold seal of recognition with high scores in the "Overall" and "Highest Energy Scorers" categories, compared to participating hospitals across Ontario. Click here for more information on the Energy Efficiency Leadership Award.

Greater Toronto's Top 2017 Employers

Michael Garron Hospital was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This prestigious award is a benchmark for workplace best practices and recognizes organizations that demonstrate leading-edge initiatives which engage employees and inspire them to be their best. Click here for more information on Greater Toronto's Top 2017 Employers.

2016


Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, presented by Waterstone, December 2016

Michael Garron Hospital was named as one of Canada's 10 most admired corporate cultures in 2016, presented by Waterstone as part of a national program that recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Click here to learn more about Waterstone and what it means to have a positive corporate culture. 

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) 2016 Team/Organizational Patient Safety Champion Award, November 2016

The Patient Safety Champion Awards were developed by HealthCareCAN and CPSI to recognize champions of patient safety. MGH received the 2016 Team/Organizational Champion Award “for outstanding work in engaging patients and families as partners in continuous improvement.” Click here to learn more about Patient Safety at Michael Garron Hospital and CPSI.

Benefits Canada 2016 Workplace Benefits Mental Health Award, October 2016

Michael Garron Hospital received the award in recognition of its development of a creative and effective mental health program to support and encourage the psychological well-being of employees. Click here for more information. To learn more about mental health in the workplace and Benefits Canada click here. 

RPNAO (Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario) Employer Award of Excellence, October 2016

Michael Garron Hospital was recognized for demonstrating outstanding achievement in the utilization of Registered Practical Nurses in innovative and creative ways, and supporting and maintaining a safe, respectful and empowering work environment where RPNs can work to the fullest of their knowledge, skill and judgment.

Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) 2016 Physician Assistant of the Year , October 2016

Maureen Taylor, Physician Assistant and member of the Infectious Diseases team at Michael Garron Hospital, was awarded 2016 Physician Assistant of the year in recognition of her work, advocacy and impact on PAs in Canada.

Canadian College of Health Leaders Mentorship Award, June 2016

Wolf Klassen was this year’s recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leaders Mentorship Award, presented at CCHL’s Honouring Health Leadership celebration on Sunday, June 5. Wolf was recognized for his focus on the needs of the mentee, for championing mentorship at the individual, organization, and system levels, and for ensuring that each mentorship relationship fits and meets the individual’s goals for growth. To learn more about the Mentorship Award, click here. 

Cleveland Clinic Association for Patient Experience Practice of the Year Award, May 2016

The Association for Patient Experience Practice of the Year Award honours outstanding innovations or improvements that enhance the patient experience and promote best practice development through the exchange of ideas among peers. MGH won this year for "Patient Videos - Empowering the Patient Voice to Transform Care,". and received the award at the 2016 Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit in Cleveland, Ohio in May 2016. Click here for more information on the Practice of the Year Award.

Association of Ontario Midwives Hospital Integration Award, May 2016

Awarded to an Ontario hospital that demonstrates excellence in successfully integrating midwives into its organization. Michael Garron Hospital was recognized for its Department of Midwifery, which includes a voting seat on the Medical Advisory Committee, and for the midwives who have privileges at the hospital being actively involved in decision-making and policy development and working to their full scope of practice. Click here to learn more about the Hospital Integration Award. 

2015


PLATINUM Quality Healthcare Workplace Award, November 2015.

For the third consecutive year, received a Platinum Quality Healthcare Workplace Award from the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto (RGP) Patient Voice Award, November 2015.

Patient Voice Award/Team Award of Excellence for innovation and achievement in integrating the patient's voice in seniors' care. Click here to learn more about the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto. 

HIROC & FM Global Risk Improvement Award, November 2015.

HIROC and FM Global presented an award to Michael Garron Hospital in recognition of the many risk improvements they have made to their facility, resulting in the highest Risk Mark score amongst their peer group. Click here to learn more about the Risk Improvement and Ongoing Commitment to Property Loss Prevention award

Mental Health at Work® Platinum Award of Excellence, October 2015.

We are pleased to announce that Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) is the sole hospital and only the third organization in Canada (standing with Bell Canada and Mental Health Commission of Canada) to achieve Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work® Award for Excellence at the platinum level.

IDEAS Alumni Achievement Award, October 2015.

IDEAS (Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors) is a province-wide educational initiative to build capacity in quality improvement and change management across healthcare sectors. MGH's project, Improving Transitions to External Rehab (Bridgepoint & Providence) for the Fractured Hip Patient at Michael Garron Hospital, was one of only five projects recognized for contributing to healthcare quality improvement in Ontario.

eLearning Design Award from eLearning Alliance of Canadian Hospitals, August 2015.

MGH was recognized for infomercial-style video which helps staff to understand changes to the hospital's electronic patient profile. This video used an innovative approach to elearning course design by mimicking an infomercial, which helps viewers to understand the content in a less structured and more entertaining format.

Recognition for Electronic Medical Record Adoption Success - HIMSS Level 6! April 2015.

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) has been recognized for achieving Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model; only the fifth Canadian hospital to achieve this level.  The HIMSS Analytics Adoption score measures organizational progress towards the ultimate goal of a paperless patient record. For more Information click here.

20 Faces of Change Award, March 2015.

A new award from the Change Foundation, this recognition honours organizations who have "made an outstanding contribution to patient and family-centred care in the province's health care system," says Cathy Fooks, CEO of The Change Foundation. MGH was recognized for its Patient Video program, an innovative approach to capturing and disseminating the patient voice. MGH has filmed over 100 patient videos which are shared across the organization to help identify opportunities for patient-centred quality improvements and to empower patients to  impact on the care they receive. Click here to learn more about the 20 Faces of Change Award. 

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