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President's Excellence Awards

Do you know a person or team who has gone above and beyond at Alberta Health Services this year? Help celebrate AHS’ 10-year anniversary by nominating a team or individual for a President’s Excellence Award by February 8, 2019.

Since 2011, the President’s Excellence Awards have recognized and celebrated the dedication and accomplishments of AHS staff, physicians, teams and volunteers.

Last year, you nominated a record 138 teams and individuals.

Why you should nominate someone for the President’s Excellence Awards?

  • This is your chance to celebrate your fellow employees, physicians, midwives and teams and highlight the exceptional work they do
  • All nominees will be profiled and receive a President’s Excellence Award nominee lanyard
  • Award recipients will receive an award certificate and pin, and will be invited to an award luncheon with the AHS President and CEO, as well as other senior leaders

Award Categories

The President’s Excellence Awards are divided into six categories for outstanding achievement in:

  • Service Excellence, Corporate and non-clinical Support Services (individual and team award)
  • Patient and Family Centred Care (individual and team award)
  • People Excellence (individual and team award)
  • Innovation and Research Excellence (individual and team award)
  • Quality Improvement (individual and team award)
  • Lifetime Achievement (individual award for staff and volunteers)

Award recipients demonstrate exceptional collaboration, innovation and a commitment to quality improvement. They also exemplify the AHS values of compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and safety.

Learn more about the award categories below.

Make a nomination

Nominations must be received by midnight on February 8, 2019

Check out previous award recipients for ideas on what makes a good nomination.

Need help?

If you have questions, need help making a nomination, or are having difficulty accessing the SPIRIT website, please contact [email protected]

Service Excellence, Corporate & Non-Clinical Support Services

This award recognizes an individual and a team (Corporate and non-clinical Support Services), who help create a collaborative workplace environment, contribute to producing positive results through exceptional program or service delivery, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, excellence and collaboration. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Patient & Family Centred Care

This award recognizes a clinical or non-clinical individual or team who has demonstrated excellence in providing, supporting or advancing a culture of patient- and family-centred care in a unit, site, program, or throughout AHS. The focus of the award is on an individual or team who has implemented an effective method (practice, policy, technology) for including patients and families as partners in their care and includes an emphasis on the humanity of health care – how we relate to the person inside the patient and to each other. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

People Excellence

This award recognizes an individual and team who has demonstrated excellence in providing, supporting or advancing a culture where everyone feels safe, healthy, and valued, and can reach their full potential. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Innovation & Research Excellence

This award recognizes an individual and team who demonstrates outstanding improvements to quality care, patient experience, patient or population health outcomes and/or health system performance through the successful introduction of an innovation or research project. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Quality Improvement

This award recognizes an individual and a team who have made evidence-based quality improvements in the health system which achieved improved health outcomes for patients and their families and/or organization or clinical effectiveness. Clinical and non-clinical teams that have implemented or redesigned a system issue, process or aspect of care which achieved exceptional improvements can be nominated for this award. Teams and individuals can be nominated in this category.

Lifetime Achievement

For staff and physicians: This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of an individual who has had a significant impact on healthcare for at least 20 years. Only individuals can be nominated in this category.

For volunteers: This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of a volunteer who has made a significant impact to their health care community for at least 10 years.