Make your experience count.
Patients' Choice Awards
Is your Physician committed to Patient-Centred Care?
Who can I nominate: Family Doctors or Hospital-based Specialists
The Patients’ Choice Awards is a meaningful way to recognize local physicians who not only value the patient voice but who consistently practise patient-centred care. The Award will recognize a family and specialty physician who has exemplified exceptional patient care and leadership within the community.
In collaboration with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), this initiative stems from the belief that there are too few public acknowledgments of good practice in health care. It is the first of its kind in Canada where patients can nominate physicians or hospital-based specialists and another group, also patients, judge the entries and decide the winners. By nominating your doctor, you have made your positive experience count.
What should I consider when submitting my nomination? It's important to recognize health care professionals who are responsive to the type of care that patients' value. Begin by describing how your caregiver is responsive to your needs, values and how he or she includes your perspective. The motto for the award, 'caring, listening, hearing' could be used as inspiration when writing a submission.
Here is an excerpt from the acceptance speech of a 2010 winner, Dr. Carolyn Brown:
"Receiving this award is a great honor. I want to thank my patient who nominated me. It is a privilege being involved with patients at times of stress and illness. At these times, we can learn more from the patient about his/her concerns. There is a team approach in Peterborough Clinic as well and the care given to patients by the medical assistants and nurses, as well as the support from other colleagues in the clinic make a great difference. Thank you for this recognition."
Peterborough Winners, 2010: Dr. Carolyn Brown and Dr. David Newport.
Windsor Winners, 2011: Dr. Kouslai Naidoo and Dr. Barry Emara.
Sarnia Winners, 2011: Dr. Cynthia Arnold and Dr. Glen Maddison.
Ottawa Winners, 2012: Dr. Evelyn Honsl and Dr. Robin Boushey.
Sarnia Winners, 2012: Dr. Anil Duggal and Dr. Jaishree Uppal.
North West Ontario Winners, 2012: Dr. Andrew Siren and Dr. Adam Moir.
South East Ontario Winners, 2013: Dr. Sandra Cowan, Dr. David Ruggles, Dr. Sheryl French, Dr. Peter Brown, Dr. John Rudan, Dr. Conrad Watters, Heidi Linley.
Please email us with any questions or mail your inquiry to:
Patients’ Association of Canada, Association des Patients du Canada
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2E1
(416) 785-2500 ext. 2472
The Patients’ Choice Awards are sponsored by the Ontario Medical Association.
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