Remembering Dianna Mah-Jones

HEABC is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our 2017 Provincial Health Care Hero, Dianna Mah-Jones and her husband. Our deepest sympathies go to her family, friends and colleagues. Dianna was a highly respected occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Vancouver General Hospital. In 2015, Diana was named the Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists BC and this past June was honoured as the Provincial Health Care Hero at the annual BC Health Care Awards luncheon. Dianna will be remembered as an accomplished and caring health care professional who went above and beyond to make a difference for her patients and will be missed by all who knew her.


Luncheon program -2017

2017 BC Health Care Awards

The BC Health Care Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in BC’s health care community by recognizing deserving teams that are improving health care delivery in BC and individuals whose achievements and actions inspire those around them.

The 2017 awards recipients were announced June 26. Congratulations to these inspiring health employees. Nominations for the 2018 Awards will open in January.

HEABC News Release: 2017 BC Health Care Awards recipients revealed


2017 Judges Pic

Judging event

A panel of 18 judges met April 11 to select Gold Apple and Award of Merit recipients in 12 award categories for the 2017 BC Health Care Awards. Award recipients are selected by an independent panel of community, academic and business leaders. Nearly 100 nominations were received, so the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the standouts among the many worthy nominations.


Giving Back to the Health Care Community Charitable Donation Recipient

RainCity Logo

RainCity Housing and Support Society has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the BC Health Care Awards “Give Back” donation. At the gala awards luncheon, $1,000 from each of our Gold Apple sponsors will be given to this charity.

RainCity Housing is a housing first organization with a penchant for pushing the envelope, challenging our own thinking and trying something different in order to drive positive change for folks experiencing homelessness, addiction, a history of trauma, and mental illness.



The BC Health Care Awards were created in 2007 to celebrate successes in BC's publicly funded health care community and to recognize the incredible health employees responsible for these successes.

Presented by the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), the awards celebrate successes in our province’s health care community. Awards are for projects that have improved health care delivery in BC and for individuals who inspire those around them.

Award categories recognize innovative health models, workplace health initiatives, collaborative problem-solving and outstanding individual achievements.

HEABC coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 250 publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia and represents denominational, proprietary and affiliate health employers, as well as the province’s six health authorities.

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