TORONTO, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Bridgepoint Active Healthcare celebrated
National Nursing Week with a $25,000 donation from RBC and awarded
Jonathan Cava with the prestigious Beth Bishop Nursing Student Award of
RBC's donation supports the RBC Program for Nursing Innovations in
Complex Health Conditions - a bespoke program, unique to Bridgepoint
that established an education initiative dedicated to enhancing the
professional development opportunities for Bridgepoint nurses.
"The generosity and continued support of the RBC Foundation enabled us
to augment nurses' leadership skills, increase the number of
specialized certifications, invest in online bedside technology that
supports clinical care and provide unparalleled learning opportunities
for nurses at the beginning of their careers," said Jane Merkley, Vice
President Programs, Service, Professional Affairs and Chief Nursing
The nursing innovations program further augments Bridgepoint's resources
by equipping nursing staff with modern, cutting edge and practical
skills, amplifying Bridgepoint's commitment to helping patients see
what's possible and live better.
The Beth Bishop award is in recognition of a nursing student who
consistently demonstrates all the qualities that make a nurse
exceptional - being compassionate, diligent and resourceful.
"I am pleased to be recognized with this award. My desire to become a
nurse was motivated by my core belief that it is possible for people to
overcome unexpected challenges and live better. The investments that
Bridgepoint has made in nursing education have given me a leg up and
jump started my professional career," said Jonathan Cava, 2013 Beth
Bishop Award Recipient.
"Together, through responsible community investment and partnerships
with outstanding organizations like Bridgepoint, we believe we can help
to make a difference here in Toronto, and in all the other communities
- large and small - where we live and work," said Jane Broderick, Chief
Brand and Communications Officer, RBC.
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare manages, delivers, researches and teaches
leading healthcare practices so that people with complex health
conditions can live better. Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is made up of
the Bridgepoint Hospital, Bridgepoint Family Health Team, Bridgepoint
Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and Bridgepoint Foundation.
Bridgepoint is transforming the way patients with living with complex
health conditions receive their healthcare. Our Active Healthcare
approach shifts away from isolated treatments by multiple care
providers, and towards a collaborative plan that encompasses the
individuals overall medical and psychosocial well being.
Image with caption: "From Left to Right: Jennifer Botterill RBC Olympian, Jonathan Cava Beth Bishop Award Recipient, Jane Merkley Vice President Programs, Service, Professional Affairs and Chief Nursing Executive, and Jane Broderick, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC (CNW Group/RBC Foundation) (CNW Group/Bridgepoint Health)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130514_C6616_PHOTO_EN_26649.jpg
SOURCE: Bridgepoint Health
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Bridgepoint Active Healthcare