Meet the HEART Team
On April 25, 2022, Humber River Hospital’s Elderly Assess and Restore Team (HEART) won an award for 3M Health Care Quality Improvement initiative within an organization from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). The HEART program launched almost four years ago and each member contributed to the success of this award.
The team has shared some of their feedback and experiences on winning this award below.
Meet Beatrise Edelstein who has been at Humber for four and a half years as a Program Director of Seniors Care. Beatrise believes, “It is such an honour to receive the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award within an Organization. Past recipients represent some of the most influential health leaders in Canada and I am thrilled for our HEART team to be counted amongst this group”.
Meet Denise Scott, who has been working at Humber for almost eighteen years and is currently a Manager, Integrated Transitions in Care. Winning the CCHL award was important to Denise because of the focus the HEART program has on maintaining function and prompting independence.
Meet Alin Khodaverdian, who has been working at Humber for almost seven years. Alin is a Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy. Alin is proud of her team for winning the CCHL award. As Alin puts it, “it was great to see the work of our frontline team and leadership being recognized. The HEART team really does important work for patient outcomes.”
Meet Andrew Lockwood, Professional Practice Leader, Physiotherapy who has been at Humber for 12 years. Andrew feels that winning the CCHL award was great because they are such a small and mobile team, and it provides additional awareness for the great work the HEART team does.
Aimee McDonald has been working at Humber since 2017. Aimee is a Physiotherapist and began her journey in the surgery unit, transitioning to the HEART team in 2020. Aimee feels that, “seeing the HEART team recognized for our hard work and the improved outcomes we provide for patients was exciting.”
Meet Anne Sabourin, who has been working at Humber for one-and-a-half years as an Occupational Therapist. Anne believes, “it is wonderful to be a part of a team that has been recognized for providing high quality senior care. I feel very proud of the work my colleagues and I do to help seniors get back on their feet.”
Meet Ceeja Vaidhyan, who has been at Humber for three years as an Occupational Therapist. Ceeja mentioned, “I entered Seniors Care to facilitate the functional independence of the geriatric population through exercises, environmental modifications, and compensatory strategies.”
Ceeja is pleased that the HEART team has gained recognition for their work within Seniors Care and for improving patient outcomes within acute care.
Meet Chantal Tazhoor, who has been at Humber for six years as a Rehabilitation Assistant. Chantal says, “It is amazing that the HEART team won the CCHL award and we can change the way we look at senior’s healthcare.”
Kamaldeep (Kamal) Kalra
Meet Kamaldeep (Kamal) Kalra, Registered Practical Nurse on the HEART and is one of the original team members. Kamal has been at Humber since 2017 and he feels that winning this award was “a proud moment.” As Kamal states, “being a team that is just four years old and winning a leadership award is an outstanding achievement.”
Meet Madiha Nehal, who has been working at Humber since 2021 as an Occupational Therapist. Madiha feels that it is great to know that the HEART team is making a positive impact. “It motivates us to continue to work harder and makes me feel like we are making a difference in people’s lives.
Mark Edward Mangabav
Meet Mark Edward Mangabay, who has been working at Humber since September 2021 as a Rehabilitation Assistant. Marks feels that winning the CCHL award was gratifying, as they received recognition for the team’s hard work.
Nabat Yahya has been at Humber for four and a half years as a Rehabilitation Assistant. As Nabat mentions, “I love the team here. We all work well together and have been able to create a good work environment.”
Meet Silvio Pacitti, who has been at Humber since 2020. Silvio is a Physiotherapist on the HEART team. Silvio is proud of himself and his team. He expressed that he appreciates the acknowledgment for the contribution they have made to senior care by winning this award.
Congratulations once again to Humber River Hospital’s Elderly Assess and Restore Team!
To learn more visit, https://www.hrh.ca/2022/06/01/heart-program-wins-3m-health-care-quality-team-award/