2015 winners

Please watch the videos below to learn more about each Gold Apple Winner. To download the 2015 Luncheon Program, click here.

The 2015 Gold Apple winners are:

Provincial Health Care Hero & Health Care Hero – Island Health

Dawn Nedzelski – Chief Professional Practice & Chief Nursing Officer

Health Care Hero – Affiliate

Frannie Cruise – Recreation Therapist (Centre for Child Development, Surrey)

Health Care Hero – Fraser Health

Marika Sandrelli – Addiction Knowledge Exchange Leader (Mental Health & Substance Use Program)

Health Care Hero – Interior Health

Patrice Gordon – Nurse Practitioner (Community Integrated Health Services, Cariboo Region)

Health Care Hero – Northern Health

Heather Floris – Head Nurse (St. John Hospital, Vanderhoof)

Health Care Hero – Provincial Health Services Authority

Amy Pezzente – Eating Disorder Peer Support Worker (Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, BC Children's Hospital)

Health Care Hero – Vancouver Coastal Health

Ian Denison – Physical Therapy Equipment Specialist (GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre)

Collaborative Solutions

BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (Provincial Health Services Authority) – Hospital Inventory Optimization Project

Workplace Health Innovation

Island Health (Nanaimo Regional General Hospital) – Integrating Violence Prevention Policies into Practice

Top Innovation - Health Authority

Fraser Health – Implantable Cardiac Electrical Device Project: From Complexity to Optimization

Top Innovation - Affiliate

Rosewood Manor (Richmond) – Enriching the Quality of Care for Dementia Residents




2015 Awards of Merit


Awards of Merit were also presented in each of the four project-oriented award categories. This year’s Awards of Merit recipients are:

Top Innovation – Affiliate

• Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division – Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health

Top Innovation – Health Authority

• BC Children’s Hospital (Provincial Health Services Authority) – ON TRAC (Transitioning Responsibly to Adult Care) Youth Transition Initiative

• Vancouver Coastal Health– Emergency Department (ED) iCare

Workplace Health Innovation

• Fraser Health – Site Security Incident Reporting System

• Northern Health & Interior Health – Duty-to-Accommodate Pilot Project: A Collaboration with HR Operations & Disability Management

Collaborative Solutions

• BC Emergency Health Services – Decreasing Lead Time for RED (High Acuity/Emergent) Inter-Facility Transfers

• Vancouver Coastal Health – Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Innovation, Research, Education & Safety (ASPIRES) Team