Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

To recognize the excellent work health care providers do every day, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has announced the launch of the second annual Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety.

The Minister’s Medal aims to honour exceptional work across the health system and showcase successes in cross-sectoral collaboration of health system partners to deliver high-quality, patient-centred care across the continuum. This medal will be awarded to teams of organizations and/or individuals who put patients in the centre of the circle of care and incorporate a focus on quality and safety into everything they do.

Successful recipients and their initiatives will be showcased at Health Quality Transformation 2014 on November 20, 2014.

Recognizing medal recipients at the event will provide an opportunity for winners to share their leading best practices with the province. Award recipients can also expect to serve as a resource in driving quality efforts across the system, with an expectation that successful programs will be profiled through various ministry opportunities and communications, and featured in other ministry events and publications.

Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are leading the promotion and coordination of the Minister’s Medal, including receipt and review of applications as part of a competitive review and selection process.

How to apply:

  • Please review the Application and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to see if you are eligible to apply.Submissions can be made for teams or individuals. Complete the appropriate application template electronically. Please note: individual applications should be attached to a corresponding team submission. Submit your completed application to the Central East LHIN office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 to Katie Cronin-Wood and/or Karen O'Brien via the Central East LHIN mailbox account centraleast@lhins.on.ca.

For more information about the Minister’s Medal:

We know there are great stories to be told and we encourage you to nominate your success for the Minister's Medal and highlight the great work that is dramatically improving the patient experience in the Central East LHIN.

Don’t miss the deadline to submit your success story – Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.