The College of Quebec professional dietitians (OPDQ) highlight exceptional work done by a senior member of the organization during their career through an Annual Awards program. Paule Bernier from the Quebec Node of Safer Healthcare Now! has received the Career Award for Excellence (Prix d’Excellence en carrière) Suzanne Simard-Mavrikakis, offered in partnership with Provigo (a member of Loblaws), for her outstanding achievements in 2010. With a cash prize of $5,000, this is the most prestigious award presented by the OPDQ.
Paule was honoured at an OPDQ reception on November 25, 2010 and recognized for her accomplishments in improving nutritional and interdisciplinary care at the Jewish General Hospital and for her work with Safer Healthcare Now!
Described by her peers as a tireless worker, valuable team player, an inspiring mentor and great ambassador, Paule is most deserving of this prestigious award. Congratulations, Paule!
The Award of Excellence is named in honour of the late Suzanne Simard-Mavrikakis, Chair of the OPDQ Awards Committee from 1987 to 2003, and a recipient of the Career Award in 2000.