2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of this year's Recipients.

Practitioner of the Year

Grace Lee

Princess Margaret Hospital

Grace's research record is outstanding, with multiple high impact publications .
Her research has won multiple awards .

Grace is deeply engaged in education for undergraduate and graduate students, frequently winning awards that recognize the value of her teaching.

Educates Radiation Oncology fellows and residents, Physics residents, and Radiation Therapists. 

Grace is a widely respected advocate for our profession. She has been invited to speak about advanced practice Radiation Therapists in multiple international venues. 

She is a leader for the profession in venues such as the Cancer Care Ontario Steering Committees, where she ensures that the Radiation Therapist voice is heard at a provincial decision-making level.

She is gentle and skillful, and patients have confidence in her abilities and knowledge. She is widely acknowledged as an expert in the field, and is an approachable and valuable resource for all members of our multidisciplinary department. She holds herself to an exceptionally high standard in her clinical work, and inspires others to do the same.

Grace not only promotes and abides by best practices, she creates them.

Patient Care Award

Madonna Storozuk

Grand River Hospital

It’s not uncommon for patients to request Donna by name.
Donna’s goal is to be “the ONE good thing” in their experience and ensure their takeaway is a positive one.

Here are just a few of Madonna’s secrets to great patient care:

She is known to hug patients and treats them like family.
Knows details of their personal lives to the point she recently helped reunite two high school sweethearts.

Makes direct eye contact, offers an arm, and a warm giant smile when she introduce herself, like that person is her ONLY patient of the day.

Mary F. Cameron Leadership Award

Susan Barfoot

CT Charge Technologist - Grey Bruce Health Services.

Leader of CT department who received the OAMRS Team Award 2017.

Implementing a new "Race Car Pit Stop" Code Stroke protocol. 

Boost departmental morale by leading by example. 

She is always involved with social gatherings, fundraising and
Susan’s leadership role reaches far beyond the borders of the CT suite.  She sits on multiple committees and is the voice of the department.

Just a few words colleagues used to describe Susan: Leader, teacher, mentor, encouraging, supportive, communicator, trustworthy, dependable, knowledgeable, positive, enthusiastic…

Team Award

Radiation Therapy Team Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Innovative Service: Recognizing that patient experiences over the course of radiotherapy are fragmented by the many technical and supportive care sessions performed by many different Radiation Therapists, the team members were key in piloting a novel person-centered model of care.

Collaboration: Each Therapist had to self-manage their own schedule to align with their patients appointments. Streamlining clinical communications as each was better equipped to refer patients to appropriate supportive services.

Public Education: Created education materials, presented abstracts at two scientific conferences in Toronto, currently drafting a manuscript to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.

Patient Care and Experience: Make the patient experience as seamless as possible, enhancing their supportive care and make their overall experience exceptional. Each member took this to heart and we heard this directly from patients.

Unsung Hero Award

Linda Scott

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare.

Technologist, teacher, coordinator, colleague, leader, solution master, patient advocate, mentor, friend
Works tirelessly in her role providing the day to day coordination for busy department. 

Organizes all IR procedures , patient transfers, special IR supplies, delicately brokering surgical nursing support, coordinates all departmental policy writing and archiving.

Devoted to our profession and constantly promotes the field to those who witness her steadfast dedication to always do our very best for our patients …all with a smile .

Family is her number one love and source of enjoyment. 

Living in Muskoka, Laura enjoys photography, landscapes that change with the seasons and endless wildlife.

Recent Graduate Award

Jennifer Dang

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

MRT - Radiation Therapist, MRI Technologist.

Clinical teacher to radiation therapy students. 

Jennifer stays involve in Radiation Therapy research. Her latest research dissemination was a poster at the RTi3 Radiation Therapy Conference.

Jennifer's modesty and humbleness is a great strength.  It allows her to focus on the needs of others, patients and peers, without bias and fuss.

Student Award

Laura Wilson

Graduate from the MRT program at Confederation College.

Laura is the student representative on the North Western Section of OAMRS .

Laura is a great teacher.  She mentored the younger students during clinical lab periods with a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm. 

Great support to her many classmates, and very freely gave compliments and “thanks” to those around her Outside of school, Laura enjoys dance, particularly ballet. Laura also appreciates spending time with friends and family, playing guitar, being outdoors, and enjoying a nice cup of tea.

For more information on Awards’ Gala 2019 and see pictures click here.

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