The inaugural edition of the Multidisciplinary Council’s Recognition Awards were handed out in June during the Council’s Annual General Assembly on June 6. Ibrahima Diallo, President of the Multidisciplinary Council Executive Committee, says that the awards are the initiative of the Executive Committee “for us to recognize the quality, innovation and team work that our members bring forward each day to our users.” Mr. Diallo said that the Committee was very impressed with the quality of the twelve projects submitted, and that this is a testament of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal’s clinical excellence.
Winners of the 2019 Multidisciplinary Council Recognition Awards
Provincial pulmonary telehealth rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Project goal: Increasing the accessibility of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD clientele, throughout the province of Quebec; minimizing the costs on the healthcare system by revising the approach for care and by integrating technology; promoting front line services, exercises and education in the management of COPD patients
- Nathalie Saad, Pulmonologist, Director of the Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Yujie Hu, Nurse, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Albert Sicondolfo, Project Manager, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Sandra Sol Edery, Respiratory Therapist, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Maria Stathatos, Physiotherapist, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Christine Nguyen, Occupational Therapist, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Barbara Panayotidis, Dietitician, Mount Sinai Hospital
Mobilization of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Technical Aids Service team for informing people on their services
Project goal: To equip therapists in identifying their client’s needs in regards to orthotics and prosthetics throughout Quebec
- Aurélie Cribier, Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician, Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
- Geneviève Levert, Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician, Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
Interdisciplinary Project Award
Interdisciplinary education on chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease)
Project goal: Educating clients on the management of their health and on the services available to them in the community.
- Bormaey Pech, Program Manager, General Services, CLSC de Benny Farm
- Martine Dugazon, Program Manager, General Services, CLSC René-Cassin
- Catalina Estevez, Program Manager, Catherine Booth Rehabilitation Hospital
- Tim Halal, physiotherapist, Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
- Claudia Corbu, Nurse Clinician, CLSC de Benny Farm
- Teeshila Rungien, Administrative Agent
Public Choice Award (tie)
1. Resuming the professional role following mental illness
Project goal: for health professionals unable to find assistance for mental health issues; aims for a return to their previous functional capacity and to avoid chronic problems.
- Hélène Plourde, Occupational Therapist, CLSC de Parc-Extension
- Isabelle Rhéaume, Occupational Therapist, CLSC Métro
2. Art Hive (art therapy), a tool for creativity and community involvement at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Center
Project goal: interdisciplinary and intergenerational, the art hive studio challenges the assumption that long-term care is just a place where people come at the end of their life by creating a home space filled with creativity, hope and potential. The art hive is for residents, friends, families, staff, volunteers and students.
Sondra Goldman, Art Therapist, Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Center