On Tuesday, June 14, the Mission Integration & Culture team hosted the annual Long Service and Mission Awards Recognition Event. PHC people gathered virtually to celebrate more than 1,000 staff and volunteers for their over 17,000 cumulative years of service. The event also honoured our PHC Mission Award recipients and shared stories of the incredible recipients who demonstrate our Mission, Vision and Values every day.

We welcomed new hosts – Francis Maza, VP Mission, Ethics and Spirituality and Brian Simmers, CFO and VP, People and Health Informatics – who broadcast from a virtual newsroom. Viewers were transported back in time with music and a notable timeline of PHC accomplishments featured.

Thank you to PHC President & CEO, Fiona Dalton, for providing welcoming remarks, Mark Blandford, VP, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations for introducing the Research and Mission Award recipient, Darlene Emes, Executive Director Acute Care for introducing the Meuser Memorial Leadership Award recipient, Cathy Neugebauer, Providence Health Care Society member for introducing the PHC Society Award recipient and Camille Ciarniello, Corporate Director, Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management for introducing the ‘Best’ Patient Safety and Quality Award recipient.

And a special thank you to everyone involved in our Long Service and Mission Awards event, especially the Mission Integration & Culture and Media Services teams, who worked so hard to make this virtual event a success.

We were honoured to celebrate extraordinary people in extraordinary times. It is the everyday contributions of our staff, medical staff and volunteers that strengthen and sustain our foundational Mission, Vision and Values. People are, and always will be, at the heart of everything we do.

Congratulations to everyone celebrating career milestones with PHC, and to our 2022 Mission Award recipients!

We’d also like to congratulate the viewers who successfully answered trivia questions on Slido during the event. The following staff have all won Starbucks gift cards:​

  • Alyssa Gallway
  • Sheila Hermans
  • Patty Chaster

If you missed the event, the recording has been posted.


Providence’s Mission Awards recognize those individuals who engage and empower our people in meaningful ways and nurture a culture where every voice is heard. These awards were created as an opportunity to acknowledge and express our thanks to those individuals and teams who inspire us in the way that they live our Mission, Vision and Values.

Celebrated at the annual Long Service and Mission Awards Recognition Event on June 14, these award recipients exemplify Providence’s mission, through their actions and words every single day. They provide and support the best care to the people we serve and empower us all to create a place where we can grow, thrive and flourish.

Mission Awards

The Mission Awards are presented in two categories – individual and team – and recognize those who truly represent how we continue to live the mission and values of our organization. This year there were two recipients of the Team Award.

The recipient of the Mission Award – Individual Category is Sohila Sohoolian, Occupational Therapist, Brock Fahrni.

Watc​h Soh​​ila’s vid​eo​:

The recipients of the Mission Award – Team Category are the PHC Respiratory Therapy Team and the SPH Overdose Prevention Site (OPS).

Watch the Respiratory Therapy team’s video​:

Watch the OPS team’s video:

Research and Mission Award

The Research and Mission Award recognizes a scientist in the organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.

This year’s recipient is Dr. Zabrina Brumme, Laboratory Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Watch Dr. Brumme’s video:

Meuser Memorial Leadership Award

The Meuser Memorial Leadership Award was established by Providence Health Care and the St. Paul’s Foundation in the name of Faye Meuser, an exceptional nursing leader who spent 27 years in various nursing management positions at PHC until her retirement.

This year’s recipient is Sandy Barr, Program Director, Medicine, Older Adult and Palliative Care.

Watch Sandy’s video:

PHC Society Award

The PHC Society Award recognizes an individual or team who has successfully launched a new project with the PHC Mission, Vision and Values at the forefront.

The year’s recipient is the team behind the Foundry Anti-Racism Organizational Change Working Group (AROC).

Watch the Society Award video:

“Best” Patient Safety and Quality Award

The “Best” Patient Safety and Quality Award is named after Lynette Best, who served PHC for many years and did breakthrough work for implementing and measuring quality, safety and care improvement structures and initiatives.
This year’s recipient is the team behind the Regional Anesthesia Nerve Block Program for Breast Cancer Surgery – Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.

Watch the “Best” video:

Keeping the Promise Award

The Keeping the Promise Award was established by PHC and the St. Paul’s Foundation and honours PHC’s founding congregations’ dedication to social justice. This award honours those individuals who live the social justice mission every day.

This year’s recipient is PHC Long-Term Care Staff, All Sites.

Watch the Keeping the Promise video:

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2022 Mission Awards, and thank you to the nominators and organizers who ensured these deserving recipients were recognized!