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Awards recognize excellence in health care

Public asked for nominations

Health care success stories happen every day in Powell River, and behind each story is a dedicated individual or team of professionals. Now is the time to recognize this care through completing a nomination for the 2014 Excellence in BC Health Care Awards.

Powell River nominations will be judged against those throughout the province and can be submitted by patients, peers and members of the public for service that improved health care delivery on the front lines and behind the scenes.

“I’ve always had great appreciation for people working in health care and feel it is important that they be recognized for the tremendous differences they make in the lives of others,” said Terry Lake, minister of health. “The Excellence in BC Health Care Awards is a great opportunity to recognize people and teams that have made an outstanding contribution to health care in BC.”

Since the awards were created in 2007, 77 Gold Apples and 62 Awards of Merit have been given to health employees.

Nominations for the eighth annual awards are open until Friday, February 28. Readers can visit online, twitter or Facebook to learn more about the awards program and how to nominate. Winners will be announced at a luncheon in Vancouver on June 23.