Awards and Nominations

Workplace Health Innovation – 2018

BC Health Care Awards – Award of Merit: Workplace Health Innovation

Reducing Workplace Injuries through Leading Practices
Menno Place

With over 700 residents on an 11- acre campus, Menno Place offers a full range of housing and long-term care options from independent living to complex care. The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees have collaborated with leadership teams including the Transfer/Lift Peer Support team to refine best practices and recommendations that encourage safety and focus on the reduction of workplace injuries. Along with peer support, violence prevention training, safety orientation, team huddles, and conducting events like their Safety Expo, Menno Place has reduced workplace injury claims costs by 65 per cent.

For taking leadership in best practices and reviewing policy, safe work procedures and health and wellness initiatives, we present an Award of Merit to Menno Place.

Project Team: Gord Sale, Laura Fast, Jeanette Lee

Karen Baillie

BC Lower Mainland Chapter Award for Distinguished Service 2015

karen-baillie-smKaren Baillie has provided significant leadership as the past chair for the BC Lower Mainland Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

She was recognized by the chapter as a significant contributor with the BC Lower Mainland Chapter Award for Distinguished Service in 2015.

Karen holds her Canadian Health Executive designation (CHE). In October 2014, the Mennonite Benevolent Society (Menno Place) and the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) signed the first agreement in British Columbia health care that commits to setting the Certified Health Executive (CHE) as a standard for leaders to develop skills and competencies of health leaders in Canada. This will help raise the level of leadership and management in the care of seniors in the province of British Columbia.

Congratulations, Karen, for providing significant healthcare leadership in our region, province and country!

Bryan Gay

Canada Cares Caregiver Award 2013 & 2014

2014 Western Regional Winner – Professional Caregiver

2013 Honorable Mention – Professional Caregiver

BryanGay-CareAideBryan is a dynamic man who works as a part-time care giver in the special dementia unit at Menno Home. His enthusiasm and respect for the residents is obvious as he talks about his love for the elderly. Bryan found his passion for care-giving in the second half of his life and has embraced it wholeheartedly. We are blessed to have Bryan on our team at Menno Place.

Learn more about Bryan’s work and read his nomination.

Watch a video of Bryan sharing his love for residents and his work.

Bas Kervel

Winner of the Everyday Champion Quality Award through the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council – Winner receives $2500.

BasPic10-opt-240x300Bas Kervel spearheaded a new chemical-free cleaning system using liquified ozone. Menno Place is the only residential care facility in BC that uses this non-toxic, aroma-free method of cleaning. Not only does it kill 99.9% of bacteria, it does it FASTER! Bas’ persistent research and applications to governing bodies was key to Menno Place embracing this green method of cleaning. On top of it all… Menno Place looks forward to savings of up to 50% in cleaning costs.

Erin McQuaig

Nominated for the Canada Cares Caregiver Award 2013 in the Professional Caregiver Category – Winner receives $10,000.

Erin-McQuaid-opt-180x1802013 Honorable Mention

Erin McQuaig is an LPN who is passionate about caring for elders in residential care. Erin practices nursing on one of the units at Menno Hospital. Known for her attention to detail, her drive to find the source of a persistent medical issues, her perseverance in systematically addressing care needs and her kind friendship, Erin is a bright light for residents each day.

Learn more about Erin’s work and read her nomination.
Watch a video of Erin sharing her love for residents and her work.

Tami Johnson

Nominated for the Canada Cares Caregiver Award 2013 in the Professional Caregiver Category – Winner receives $10,000.

tami-johnsonCongratulations to Tami Johnson, winner of the Top Nurse of the Year by the International Nurses Association. Tami is known for her generosity of spirit, her precision in nursing and her gentle leadership. She brings leadership and perspective to the clinical care team at Menno Hospital. We are grateful that she is on our team.