Patient Experience Awards

2017 Application opens March 1, 2017.

The HQCA established this awards program to recognize and celebrate initiatives that improve the patient experience in accessing and receiving healthcare services.

Thank you to all who applied and participated in our first Patient Experience Awards program.

The selected initiative(s) will receive a plaque and funding (to a maximum total of $2,500) to attend or host a patient experience, quality, or patient safety education event. Applicants will have the opportunity to share their initiatives.

Alt text Below are the 2016 Award Recipients:

Community Paramedic In-Home Blood Transfusion Program

AHS EMS - Calgary Zone Community Paramedic Program

A program delivering blood transfusions to medically fragile patients in their homes. For the patient, this eliminates travel and time spent in the hospital.

FibroFOCUS: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Fibromyalgia Treatment Program

Calgary Chronic Pain Centre

A Multidisciplinary Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre. From nutrition and sleep strategies to yoga and tai chi, patients are empowered to self-manage pain, increase functioning, and achieve wellness.

Peer Support Neuroscience

Foothills Medical Centre Neuroscience Peer Support Programs

A program (stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury) set-up to introduce current patients and their support systems to Patient Experience Liaisons, past patients and family members, that can provide support, hope, understanding, compassion, and learned wisdom after facing similar challenges.

Stroke Support Team (Medicine Hat & Area)

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and community

A community program providing in-home therapy by a transdisciplinary healthcare team working together with stroke clients in their recovery - developing one plan of care, driven by the client, to reduce their length of stay in hospital and their wait-time to continue rehabilitation.