Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has recognized four members of its healthcare team, as well as one department, with an Award of Excellence. It’s the highest honour awarded at the health centre and recognizes their invaluable contributions last year to the centre and the region it serves.

This year’s award recipients are: Frances (Fran) Moore – RVH volunteer; Claudia Dixon – security, emergency planning and locating coordinator; Kim McAllister – cancer palliative inpatient unit manager; Matthew Follwell – radiation oncologist and chief of oncology; and the imaging services booking team – Donna Kilbourne, Mandy Dawson, Jodi Hopkins, Shirley Briggs and Jennifer Arnsten.

“These exceptional individuals and the imaging services booking team strongly exemplify the attributes this health centre holds in highest regard and demonstrates their excellence by consistently living, breathing and supporting our vision, mission and values,” said Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO.

All winners were selected by the RVH board of directors, led by chair Michael O’Keefe.

“Among the many tasks assigned to the members of the RVH board of directors, this one is a favourite, but it’s also very difficult,” said O’Keefe. “There are so many outstanding members of Team RVH that we find it hard to choose. Every nomination we read reminds us – yet again – just how exceptional the people who work at RVH really are. These recipients were all nominated by their peers for going above and beyond the call of duty. There is no greater honour than to have the people you work beside every day stand up and applaud you.”

Photo: The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Award of Excellence winners were honoured at a ceremony on June 18. Seen here are Michael O’Keefe, RVH board of directors chair (left-back) and Janice Skot RVH president and CEO (far right), along with winners Fran Moore, Claudia Dixon, Jennifer Arnsten, Shirley Briggs, Donna Kilbourne, Mandy Dawson, Jodi Hopkins, Dr. Matthew Follwell and Kim McAllister.