Patient Experience Awards

The 2022 recipients of the Patient Experience Awards have been announced. Read about them here.


The Patient Experience Awards were established by the HQCA and its Patient and Family Advisory Committee to recognize and spread knowledge about initiatives that improve the patient’s overall experience in accessing and receiving healthcare services.

Who can be nominated or apply?

Any individual or team in Alberta involved in designing and implementing an initiative that promotes a positive patient experience in accessing or receiving healthcare services.

A successful applicant:

  • Has some evidence from the patient perspective that something needed to be changed or improved,
  • Engages patients and/or their family members in the process to improve (including the evaluation),
  • Acts on patient and/or family feedback, and
  • Can show how their patients’ and their families’ experiences have been positively impacted by this approach or initiative.

What types of initiatives qualify?

Initiatives in any healthcare setting including, but not limited to: primary care, acute care, home care, transitions in care, and continuing care. The initiatives that will be considered must have resulted in a positive impact on the patient experience.

View the Award Recipients here.

How do I apply for the award?

Applications for the 2023 Patient Experience Awards will open in the fall.

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