The Board of Directors of the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) annually confers two awards: the CHA Award for Distinguished Service and the Marion Stephenson Award. Award recipients are nominated from across Canada by CHA members. The Awards are presented during CHA’s Annual General Meeting each June.
CHA’s 2013 Award Recipents – Lauréats du Prix de l’ACS de 2013
Recipient: The Honourable Ronald D. Stewart (Read profile)
Récipiendaire: L’honorable Ronald D. Stewart
Recipient: Cherry Harriman (Read profile)
Récipiendaire: Cherry Harriman
2012 Award for Distinguished Service
Recipient: Arlene Wilgosh, President & CEO, WRHA
Arlene Wilgosh is a registered nurse who is currently leading one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. Born and raised in Minnedosa, Manitoba, she started her health care career in Winnipeg as a staff nurse at the Health Sciences Centre and went on to hold various nursing, nurse leadership and healthcare management roles in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. Prior to joining the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in the spring of 2010, Arlene served in various positions with the Provincial Department of Health and Healthy Living, including Deputy Minister of Health for the Province of Manitoba. She has and continues to bring her insight and perspective as a nurse to each of her leadership roles and into the day-to-day decisions of the health system in Winnipeg.
2012 Marion Stephenson Award
Recipient: Dr. Janice Keefe
Dr. Janice Keefe is a Professor of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University and holds appointments at Dalhousie University’s Faculties of Medicine and Graduate Studies. In 2002, she was selected as a Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving Policy and was awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to develop the Maritime Data Centre for Aging Research and Policy Analysis. In 2006, she was awarded the Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology and appointed Director, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. Dr. Keefe’s research areas are caregiving policy and practice, continuing care policy and rural aging. She leads three CIHR-funded research teams – one projecting human resources needed to care for older Canadians over the next 30 years, another assessing caregivers of spouses with a cognitive impairment, and a third, exploring the impact that differences in physical design and care models within nursing homes have on resident’s quality of life. Dr. Keefe has published extensively and has been invited to present her research at national and international conferences. Dr. Keefe has received recognition internationally for translating her research into policy, and locally for her contributions to Gerontology and Health in Nova Scotia.
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