Awards and Recognition at Horizon Horizon awards and recognition programs celebrate employees and physicians who embed our values in their work and use their passion to help people be healthy through innovation and leadership. Every year, we recognize the extraordinary achievements and contributions of Horizon employees and physicians. We recognize achievements in all areas – from clinical, community, leadership, quality, safety, development and more. We also acknowledge and award employees and physicians for their longstanding service at Horizon and celebrate retirement as an important milestone. We are proud to share these outstanding accomplishments from across Horizon! Say Bravo! to a Horizon Employee Years of Service and Retirement Quality Quest Awards Patient Safety Hero Awards Awards of Distinction in Nursing Leading One Horizon Have you ever wanted to thank a Horizon employee for the exceptional care they provided to you or your family? Horizon employees have been saying “Bravo!” to their fellow staff since November 2016 and now you too have the opportunity to recognize a Horizon employee for the exceptional care and service they provided to you or a loved one. It’s easy to say Bravo! from your mobile device or personal computer: Go to horizonbravo.ca. Fill out a short recognition form. Click “Submit Bravo!“ Thank you for taking the time to thank a Horizon employee for the exceptional care they provided to you or your family. Since Horizon introduced Bravo! in 2016, there has been over 62,000 moments of excellence demonstrated by our employees for their exceptional work, dedication, and resilience. Happy 5th Birthday Bravo! Please note that some of the photos in this video were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 prevented us from celebrating this year’s 2,000+ Years of Service recipients in person, but managers and department heads took time to recognize those across Horizon celebrating milestones ranging from five to 50 years of service. Congratulations to all! The Quality Quest Award Program was developed to recognize teams for their quality improvement work and to share quality improvement initiatives across Horizon. 2020 Quality Quest Award Recipients Overall Winner – Brenda Kinney, Executive Director for the Saint John Area and her team for their project: Standardization of Systemic Cancer Therapy Delivery at Horizon This project was a regional quality improvement project that took place in 2018. Chemotherapy treatments are now numbering over 15 thousand per year in Horizon, which makes systemic cancer therapy a vital part of cancer care service in our organization. The team met their projected outcome of 100 per cent drug delivery – 100 per cent of the time to 100 per cent of patients in environments that minimize hazardous drug exposure for all health providers, patients and families. The process for set up and delivery of IV therapy has been standardized for Horizon. The standardized process is completely implemented in all sites. Runner Up – New Brunswick Interprofessional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic This project was led by Dana El-Mughayyar, Research Coordinator – Canada East Spine Centre in Saint John and Tara Mann, physiotherapy manager in Moncton, along with an interdisciplinary team at each site. Initially designed as a pilot project at Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital and The Moncton Hospital to fill a gap in the current standard of care for low back pain patients, the program was created to better serve patients, and to help them return to good health through rapid assessment, and excellent individualized care. They have shown success in reducing unnecessary imaging, improving overall patient outcomes, and reducing wait times. Runner Up – Dr. Rebecca Mills, clinical neuropsychologist and Erica de Passillé, physiotherapist both from The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton for their project: Enhancing Self-Management of Pain The project team developed and introduced group-based pain education for both inpatients and outpatients, focusing on evidence-based non-pharmacological pain management strategies. Their work has influenced the entire team, and pain science education and pain self-management strategies are now part of their everyday practice. The annual Patient Safety Hero Awards are presented to one individual and one team within Horizon who exemplify commitment to patient safety, innovative practice, collaborative spirit, and patient-centredness in their daily work. 2021 Recipients There are two categories for this award, individual and team. Individual: Rita Berry, Organ Donor Coordinator, Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital Rita’s work to develop and implement standards and guidelines for donation after cardiocirculatory death and her commitment to French language training to better serve donor families exemplifies her commitment to patient safety and patient and family-centred care. “She exhibits all four of Horizon’s values, including teamwork and commitment to the delivery of exceptional service and care while maintaining and promoting professionalism and showing empathy, compassion and respect for our donors and their families.”- Nominator Team: Paediatric Adapted Aquatic Assessment Team, Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation This unique pool-based program in Fredericton is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada. The team uses swim instruction, buoyancy, and water-play as therapeutic tools to engage and train children with complex disabilities. Despite numerous challenges, the team successfully offered this program through innovation and teamwork, even providing a specially adapted life jacket fitted to each child and a COVID-compliant waterproof mask for swimming. Their innovative approach is an example of how we can provide safe patient and family-centered care during a pandemic. “They invest a significant amount of time in planning, taking into consideration the needs of each paediatric patient, and ensuring their first contact in the pool is not only safe, but positive.” – Nominator Miramichi Area Clinical Practice Julia Kenny, RN Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital, 1 West Leadership Greg Murphy, NP Horizon’s Chatham Health Centre Mentorship Beth Hitchman, RN Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital, 3 East Nursing Novice Elizabeth LeBlanc, RN Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital, Emergency Moncton Area Clinical Practice Fredrick Agbozo, RN Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital, Relief Team Leadership Christine Flanagan, RN Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital, Orthopaedics Mentorship Anne Marie Leblanc, RN Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital, Palliative Care Nursing Novice Brigitte Barry, RN Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital, Labor & Delivery Saint John Area Clinical Practice Patti Nicholson, RN Horizon’s St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospital, Health & Aging Leadership Theresa Comeau, RN Horizon’s Charlotte County Hospital, Facility Manager Mentorship Paula Forbes, RN Horizon’s St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ambulatory Care Nursing Novice Isabelle Pafford, RN Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital, Speciality Medicine Pod Fredericton and Upper River Valley Clinical Practice Sarah Carson-Pond, RN Community Health Ann Green, LPN COVID Assessment/Primary Health Care Leadership Roddy Barton, RN Horizon’s Chipman Health Centre, Primary Health Care Mentorship Pascia Birchweaver, RN Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Orthopaedics Nursing Novice No submission Congratulations for the 2021 Award of Distinction in Nursing recipients! Horizon recognizes the importance of professional development opportunities for its employees. Leading One Horizon is a program to support Horizon managers in developing a more solid grounding in core management competencies. There are four components to the program: You as a Leader; Leading People; Managing the Work of the Department; and Moving Forward. To graduate from this program, participants complete 75 hours of virtual learning over a 10-month period. The program provides an opportunity for Horizon’s people leaders to network, hone leadership skills through iterative and collaborative learning, and work together to share knowledge to solve complex Horizon case studies. Leading One Horizon was recently recognized by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Horizon employees who complete the Leading One Horizon program receive credits towards the nationally recognized LEADS in a Caring Environment certification. The second class of the Leading One Horizon program recently celebrated their graduation. Click on their yearbook photo below to see where they work! Congratulations to the Class of 2021!