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Apply now for the 2018 Minister’s Medal – Deadline August 24

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) has announced the launch of the sixth annual Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. This annual recognition program aims to honour exceptional work across the health system and showcase successes in cross-sector collaboration of health system partners to deliver high-quality, patient-centred care across the continuum.

The theme of this year’s awards is Innovating Integration, which focuses on recognizing the innovative and transformative initiatives being undertaken across the province to improve patient and provider experiences, support better value, and improve health outcomes across the province.

Why apply for the Minister’s Medal?

The Minister’s Medal is a prestigious and competitive recognition program that aims to highlight the successes of Ontario’s health system partners in providing excellent, high-quality care that puts patients’ needs first. It provides a platform to honour and showcase achievements of health system partners and allows for sharing of these successes across the system.

Benefits of being recognized through the Minister’s Medal include:

  • Participation in the award presentation at Health Quality Transformation, Canada’s largest conference on health care quality
  • Increased profile across the province and beyond, increasing potential for additional partnerships and collaboration
  • Recognition and increased engagement of front-line staff dedicated to delivering high-quality care to patients.

Application templates are now available for download from the Minister’s Medal webpage. Applications are due to your Local Health Integration Network office via email by 5:00pm on August 24, 2018. The award will be presented to one team-based initiative/program and one individual champion at Health Quality Transformation 2018 on October 17, 2018. More information on the program, including profiles of previous years’ winners and honourees, is available on the Minister’s Medal webpage.

AFHTO members have been recognized before at the 2014 awards presentations and at the 2016 awards presentations. Consider submitting a nomination on behalf of your team.

For any questions related to the Minister’s Medal program, please contact: ECFAA@ontario.ca