Medical Staff Recognition

At Island Health, we want to recognize the contributions, commitment, dedication, and service the Medical Staff provide to patients across Vancouver Island.

Celebration of Excellence Awards:  Island Health peer nominated awards

The Celebration of Excellence Awards are peer nominated Island Health Awards to recognize  a well deserving individual or team. To learn more or to nominate an individual, please visit the Celebration of Excellence Award page. 

Healthcare Heroes Recognition Videos and Memo's

National Physicians Day 2024:

2024 National Physicians' Day - Dr. Ben T. Williams: May 1 is National Physicians’ Day, an opportunity to recognize Island Health’s extraordinary doctors who chose to serve in the profession of medicine.

National Physicians Day 2023:


Good News Recognition

Updated August 30, 2023

Acute MHSU wins Kickstart Innovation Award!

The Island Health Acute Mental Health and Substance Use team in at RJH recently applied for a Health Workforce Innovation Challenge grant offered by Healthcare Excellence Canada. This is an outcomes-based challenge with a rolling application date, perfectly suited to meeting healthcare teams where they are at. In Early August the team won a Kickstart Innovation Award, the first award available through this Health Workforce Innovation Challenge. It is so encouraging to have additional support to improve staff experience and patient care.​ Click here to read the story.




Healthcare Heroes

Thank you to our "Everyday Heroes" who dedicate themselves to providing outstanding care and service to the patients of Vancouver Island. 

BC Family Doctors Day & National Physicians' Day

In tribute to the many dedicated physicians practicing at Island Health and in honour of BC Family Doctors Day and National Physicians’ Day, we are profiling some of the doctors leading innovations and delivering high quality service to show the human behind the profession.

International Women's Day

Want to Recognize a Colleague?

Do you have a story you would like to share about a Medical Staff member’s retirement or significant contributions? A professional or academic achievement, quality improvement project, or someone who has gone above and beyond that you would like to acknowledge?

Please contact us at - We would love to hear from you!