Every year nearly 3,000 employees, medical staff, and volunteers across the health authority are celebrated for their continued commitment, dedication, and contributions to making our organization a great place to work and receive exceptional care. The Long Service Recognition program recognizes individuals for reaching their milestone year (for 5-55 years of service in five-year increments) in the previous calendar year.
To keep everyone healthy and safe, a oneVCH Long Service virtual event was held on Thursday, February 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate our 2020 milestone recipients. Over 1,000 people across VCH participated by Zoom and webcast. The event was hosted by interim President & CEO Vivian Eliopoulos and Emcee’d by Paul Haysom, Global TV News Anchor, with Elder Roberta Price delivering the event blessing. We shared recipient photos and stories, leaders gave shout-outs to recipients over Zoom, and we had fun trivia contests and door prizes. A heartfelt acknowledgement was made with Dr. Sheldon Howard, celebrating 50 years of service alongside his son, Dr. Andrew Howard, celebrating 15 years of service.
We wish to congratulate all medical staff who achieved a service milestone in 2020!
The gift catalogue is now closed and will reopen for our 2021 long service recipients in the spring of 2022. VCH medical staff who achieved 10+ years of service in 2020 and who have not already ordered a gift are eligible.
Additional information is available in the Long Service gift catalogue FAQ flyer.
Our Long Service Recognition Program is just one way we show our staff, medical staff and volunteers that we care for them at VCH.
Should you have any questions about our Long Service Recognition program, please reach out to our team at VCHRecognition@vch.ca.