RT Week at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been recognized and celebrated for many years. Public displays at our community kiosks, hospital news announcements, daily “Lunch & Learns”, social activities and two Respiratory Therapy awards are some of the many highlights to this special week.
Respiratory Therapy Excellence Award
Ainsley Hoare, an RRT in Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital, was the recipient of the 2019 HHS Respiratory Therapy Excellence Award, an award that celebrates an outstanding Respiratory Therapist who consistently demonstrates excellence in their role and it’s relation to patient care delivery and teamwork. Nominators provided their reflections and information about the nominees in the following domains: Clinical Excellence, Teaching /Education Skills, Leadership Skills and Professional Accomplishments. What was clear from Ainsley’s nomination is her commitment to and passion for the profession, providing exemplary patient and family-centred care.
Respiratory Therapy Bedside Teaching Award
Melissa Garcia, an RRT in Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital, was the recipient of the 2019 HHS Respiratory Therapy Bedside Teaching Award, an award that celebrates an outstanding Respiratory Therapist who consistently demonstrates educational excellence with Student Respiratory Therapists (SRT’s) at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The nominator for this award was a student RT who commented on Melissa’s thoughtful, supportive approach to teaching and mentoring.