I have a favour to ask. Please take a few moments out of your day to celebrate someone important to you who is making a difference.
Whatever the reason, large or small, take the time and make the effort to celebrate one another. In the workplace, especially one as frantic as healthcare, these can be moments that bring colleagues together and build a stronger culture.
In the realm of patient safety, for instance, time is running out to submit your nominations for the Patient Safety Champion Awards. Presented in partnership with our good friends at HealthCareCAN, these awards are your opportunity to recognize both volunteers, and entire organizations, for the work they do to engage with patients and families and ensure they're at the centre of all patient safety initiatives.
Not only that, but winners will be flown to the National Health Leaders Conference to accept their award. After the awards ceremony, we're going to host a webinar with the winners and runners-up, where we can share the work they've done with the country and encourage others to follow their example.
The deadline to submit your nominations has just been extended to April to give everyone one last chance to submit their nomination. Win or lose, a nomination itself is a tremendous gesture that will leave a lasting impression on someone very deserving.
For some inspiration, you can learn all about Johanna Trimble and Michael Garron Hospital, who were the winners of the Patient Safety Champion Awards last year.
I for one am looking forward to celebrating our Patient Safety Champions this June at the National Health Leaders Conference.
How about you? Any celebrations to share, or people to recognize? I invite you to connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @ChrisPowerCPSI.
Yours in patient safety,