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Record crowd attends BC Health Care Awards

HEABC hosted the 12th annual BC Health Care Awards on June 25 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. A total of 290 people attended the awards luncheon, making it the most well-attended awards event ever. Awards were handed out in 12 categories, including the first-ever Dianna Mah-Jones Award of Excellence in Person-Centred Care.

Dianna Mah-Jones, an occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, was tragically killed just three months after being named 2017 Provincial Health Care Hero. Our hope is that this award will help to keep her memory and legacy alive by recognizing others who strive to deliver health care that is respectful of the needs, values and preferences of individuals.

The awards were hosted by Marnie Goldenberg, Director of Directions Youth Services, with a special appearance by Health Minister Adrian Dix, who announced the Provincial Health Care Hero award, and Dianna’s sister Sharon Mah Avery, who presented the inaugural Dianna Mah-Jones awards.

To learn more about the 2018 Gold Apple award winners, visit the awards You Tube channel at YouTube/BCHealthCareAwards.


The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 230 publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia. HEABC represents denominational, proprietary and affiliate health employers, as well as the province’s six health authorities.

HEABC is also the accredited bargaining agent for most publicly funded health employers in the province. HEABC negotiates five major provincial agreements covering more than 115,000 unionized health care employees. HEABC negotiates agreements covering nurses, health science professionals, physician residents, and support workers in both facilities and community settings.

HEABC takes a provincial leadership role in strategic planning related to human resources and labour relations issues management for BC’s publicly funded health employers. Through collective bargaining and other industry initiatives, HEABC endeavours to build constructive and collaborative relationships with members, government, employees, and unions, while continuing to adapt to the evolving needs of its membership.

HEABC provides leadership and professional expertise in:
  • Bargaining
  • General Labour Relations Services
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Education and Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Job Classification
  • Executive Compensation
  • Specialized Recruitment