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Dr. Jan Kornder Memorial Award 
 
The deadline for submissions for the Dr. Jan Kornder Memorial Award has now passed.
Thank-you for your submissions!
 
The Dr. Jan Kornder Memorial Award is presented each year to individuals or groups within Fraser Health that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. Jan Kornder was a staunch supporter of patient safety within Fraser Health.  He worked tirelessly to enhance partnerships across all sectors of Fraser Health to promote a culture of safety.  His untimely passing in 2015 left a void for the many that knew him.  In honor of his memory, the Clinical Quality and Patient Safety portfolio wanted to present an award to an individual or team that demonstrates outstanding achievement in the area of Quality and Patient Safety.  We worked closely with Dr. Kornder’s family to create an award that would not only honor his memory but also acknowledge his contribution.  
A huge thank-you to BD for sponsoring last year's Dr. Jan Kornder Memorial Award as a Platinum sponsor for the conference.  
 
The selection committee is accepting nominations for the 2018 award and will be evaluating submissions based on the criteria listed below.
 
 
 
Award Selection Criteria
 
Quality:
Provide quality care and services to our patients, clients and residents and their families, by:
  • Incorporating best practices or contributing to the development of best practices
  • Improving patient safety
  • Improving effective delivery of care
  • Embracing dignity & respect
  • Exhibiting patient & family centeredness
 
Building Capacity:
Focus on refining our primary and community care strategies, improving hospital effectiveness, ensuring timely access to appropriate surgical care and supporting rural health care strategies, by:
  • Improving accessibility to services
  • Increasing patient satisfaction
  • Improving patient reported outcomes
  • Improving information sharing
Fiscal Responsibility:
Manage our resources and spend money wisely to maximize the care and services offered to our patients, clients and residents, by:
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Taking risk
  • Focusing on solutions
  • Improving the efficiency of care delivery
Staff and Physicians:
Support our workplace to be engaged and motivated.  This means we will be responsive and proactive and we will create a workplace that allows employees to perform at their best, by:
  • Establishing strategic partnerships
  • Improving staff and physician experience
 
 
 
Meet Last Year's Recipients
From left to right, Fabio Feldman (accepting on behalf of Ashley Kwon), Taylor Connolly, Megan Widmer, Ronda Field, Ming Leung and Mrs. Carolyn Hein (Kornder)
 
 
Last year we were excited to award the team members behind the Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic with the Dr. Jan Kornder Memorial Award.  These team members include Ming Leung, Ashley Kwon, Ronda Field, Megan Widmer and Taylor Connolly.  
 
The Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic exemplifies two powerful ideals that are central to outcomes for patients and families.  These activities are meeting patients and families in the communities where they live to deliver services and maintaining a focus on the family centeredness to develop actionable falls reduction plans.   
 
This clinic is unique as it takes falls assessment to seniors in their own community by travelling from community to community within the geographic area served by Fraser Health. Due to the clinic’s mobility, the care provided by the Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic is extraordinarily effective in reaching many populations that otherwise would not receive access to services of this type. Utilizing seniors’ centers, faith-based temples and churches, community centers and seniors’ housing complexes, this clinic has the capability to be set up in any location where seniors may gather. The Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic touches on all four of the strategic priorities because it provides a unique delivery of health care services and is one of a kind in the Fraser Health region.
 
The clinic has demonstrated to the evaluation committee a record of exceptional care and services for clients in the Fraser Health region. The primary objective of the clinic is to improve patient safety and to help individuals remain independent for as long as possible.  This is an objective that the team should be extremely proud in making come to life for patients in the communities that are served by Fraser Health.
 
The team’s ability to incorporate family centered care, by actively involving family or caregivers into the appointment, ensure the creation of realistic falls reduction goals that are achievable. By focusing on family centered care, caregivers feel involved in the care, and the patients receive the individualized attention that they need and deserve. 
 
Overall, the Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic demonstrated its success by focusing on offering high quality care, and continuously working to build upon its capacity to improve outcomes for the patients. In doing so, the clinic has taken risks, been driven to find solutions, and established partnerships to result in an effective program.
 
Congratulations Ming Leung, Ashley Kwon, Ronda Field, Megan Widmer and Taylor Connolly for demonstrating outstanding achievement in Quality and Patient Safety!
 
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