An honour to be nominated

Healthier You AwardsLast night I attended the 6th Annual Healthier You Awards, an event presented by the Honourable Shirley Bond, our Prince George-Valemount MLA.

Health & Wellness Innovator of the YearI’m not one to normally attend functions like this, but last night I was nominated for three of the awards – Health & Wellness Advocate of the Year, Health & Wellness Innovator of the Year, and the Technology in Healthcare Award. My name was put forward due to the health promotion work I do at NH, such as the recent September Healthy Living Challenge, which encompasses a lot of social media and online marketing work to engage our audience to live a healthier lifestyle. What an honour to even be nominated!

And I was certainly in good company. I didn’t take an award home, but I’m happy to say that the right people did. I was in the same categories as the NH Chief Medical Health Technology in Healthcare AwardOfficer (he won two awards) who’s involved in some amazing initiatives at work that I have the pleasure of being a part of; another doctor who’s been involved in some great technological projects such as creating an electronic medical record system; and some other projects that will be sure to make a huge difference to health care in the North (such as our brand new Cancer centre).

My friends tell me I’m too modest, but if I’m being honest, it boggles my mind a little that I was even for a minute considered next to people and projects like this. At any rate, I really do appreciate my co-workers taking the time to nominate me. That recognition is award enough for me!

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