Nurses awarded for outstanding contribution

Emerging talent prize recipient Kassandra Phanord (third from left). From left, Dencia Jean-Paul, member of the Youth Committee of the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval (ORIIM/L); Louise Villeneuve, ORIIM/L Vice-President; Ms. Phanord; and Josée F. Breton, ORIIM/L President.
Emerging talent prize recipient Kassandra Phanord (fourth from left). From left, Lucie Tremblay, president of the OIIQ; Dencia Jean-Paul, member of the Youth Committee of the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval (ORIIM/L); Louise Villeneuve, ORIIM/L Vice-President; Ms. Phanord; and Josée F. Breton, ORIIM/L President.

The Council of Nurses’ Executive Committee wishes to congratulate two nurses from the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal who were awarded top prizes by the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval on June 7.

Jeanne-Mance prize

Recognizes the contribution of a nursing manager whose skills and initiatives promote the nursing profession and improve health care for the public.

From left, Jeanne-Mance prize winner Marie-Hélène Carbonneau; Director of Nursing of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal Johanne Boileau and Lucie Tremblay, President of the Quebec Order of Nurses.
From left, Jeanne-Mance prize winner Marie-Hélène Carbonneau; Director of Nursing of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal Johanne Boileau, Lucie Tremblay, President of the Quebec Order of Nurses and Louise Villeneuve, ORIIM/L Vice-President.

Marie-Hélène Carbonneau, Associate Director of Nursing responsible for nursing operations and patient trajectories throughout the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, was awarded the Jeanne-Mance prize by the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval. A 34-year veteran of nursing, Ms. Carbonneau has been a nursing manager in the healthcare network for over 28 years. She has been described as a visionary, as well as an exceptional leader, playing a key role in the development and implementation of many important projects. To promote excellence and safety in care, Ms. Carbonneau has instilled a culture of quality on the units in cooperation with the Quality and Risk Management leadership. Another of her many key contributions involved reducing nursing overtime to below the targets established by Agence de la santé et des services sociaux through innovative solutions in attracting and retaining nursing staff.

Emerging Talent prize

Recognizes the achievements of rising stars in nursing

Emerging talent prize recipient Kassandra Phanord (third from left). From left, Dencia Jean-Paul, member of the Youth Committee of the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval (ORIIM/L); Louise Villeneuve, ORIIM/L Vice-President; Ms. Phanord; and Josée F. Breton, ORIIM/L President.
Emerging talent prize recipient Kassandra Phanord (fourth from left). From left, Lucie Tremblay, president of the OIIQ; Dencia Jean-Paul, member of the Youth Committee of the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval (ORIIM/L); Louise Villeneuve, ORIIM/L Vice-President; Ms. Phanord; and Josée F. Breton, ORIIM/L President.

Kassandra Phanord, a Nurse Clinician in General Services at the CLSC Côte-des-Neiges, was awarded the Emerging Talent (regional) prize by the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval. Among her many achievements, Ms. Phanord established the first Committee of Young Nursing Professionals at the CSSS de la Montagne in 2012. That same year, she proposed launching an objective-structured clinical examination for new nurses within a community healthcare setting, a project that was awarded a National Bank prize. Ms. Phanord was the President of the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval Youth Committee in 2014-2015. As an active member of the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Quebec, Ms. Phanord is setting up a screening clinic targeting the vulnerable clients in her area. She also sits as Vice-President of the Council of Nurses’ Executive Committee for her second consecutive year.

These two nurses are a tremendous source of inspiration to the nursing profession. We offer you our heartiest congratulations.
—Marie-Claire Bélisle
President, Council of Nurses’ Executive Committee of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal and Nurse Clinician for youth mental health at CLSC Côte-des-Neiges

To learn more about the prizes awarded by the Regional Order of Nurses of Montreal/Laval, visit oiiq.org/lordre/ordres-regionaux/montreallaval/prix/les-prix.

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