Recognition program

At Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) we value and appreciate the hard work that our staff, attending physicians and volunteers contribute to our organization and patients. Throughout the year we take time to recognize and appreciate each other.

Service Recognition

KHSC offers a service-based program that recognizes and rewards employees, attending physicians and volunteers with service at 5-year milestones starting at 5 years and ending at 55 years. Individuals with milestones of 25 years or more are also invited to our annual formal long service recognition dinner.

KHSC Team Awards

The KHSC Team Awards are our organization’s most prestigious awards. They are presented annually to acknowledge those who exude unwavering dedication across KHSC, with awards being presented to teams exhibiting excellence in the categories of Care, Knowledge and Leadership.

Exceptional Healer Awards

In recognition of the primary importance of patient- and family-centred care to the mission of KHSC, the Exceptional Healer Awards are given to a physician, nurse and/or allied health professional who demonstrate these core concepts of patient and family-centred care: dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.

Hote Dieu Hospital (HDH) Mission Awards

In honour of past and present Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph (RHSJ), the HDH Mission Awards are presented annually to staff working at our HDH site whose practice unwaveringly embodies the legacy HDH Mission.  The Jeanne Mance Award recognizes individual achievement, while the Jérôme Le Royer Award acknowledges an outstanding team.

KHSC hosts several other staff appreciation events throughout the year including:

  • Thank You voucher program
  • Annual Strawberry Social in June
  • Seasonal get-togethers in December, including the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at our HDH site and holiday decorating contests and festive open houses for staff across both our sites
  • Christmas Turkey Dinner for staff working on Christmas Day at our KGH site.