This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the utilization of
RPNs across an organization, the creation of multi-disciplinary teams
and empowering RPNs to work to the fullest of their knowledge, skill
and judgement while maintaining a safe and respectful work environment.
"RP's play a critical role in patient care at SMH and the leadership
that they have exemplified is outstanding,” said Carrie Jeffreys, VP
Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive, SMH. "It is an honour to
receive this prestigious award and recognition from the RPNAO. It is a
true reflection of our passionate and dedicated nursing staff."
The award will be presented to SMH at the RPNAO's Annual AGM and
Conference Gala on Thurs., Oct. 3rd at the Four Points Sheraton in
"The contributions that our RPNs make to our hospital inspired me to
submit a nomination for the award on behalf of SMH," said Erin
Arsenault, RPN. "I am so proud to be a part of such a skilled group of
As the recipient of this award, a cheque for $500 will also be
presented. The RPNAO's CEO, Dianne Martin will visit SMH after the gala
to re-present the award, allowing all staff to participate in a
The RPNAO recently awarded SMH with a $10,000 grant to implement the
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for Prevention of Delirium. This
patient care program ensures optimal care for seniors with a sudden
change in mental state and loss of functioning.