2016 Nursing Leadership Award presented to Registered Nurse from Yellowknife

Baxter Celebrates Nurse Leader through Sponsorship of Annual Award

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - As sponsor of the annual Nursing Leadership Award of The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), Baxter Corporation is pleased to congratulate this year's award winner, Scott Robertson. Scott is the Senior Project Manager for medical travel in the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories.

As a long-standing healthcare leader and innovation partner in Canada, Baxter is honoured to be a part of this program and proud of the relationships the company has developed with nurses during its almost 80 year history.

"Nurses play a vital role in our healthcare system, demonstrating their dedication and hard work to patient care each and every day," said Stephen Thompson, General Manager and Region Head, Baxter Corporation. "Baxter is pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate and recognize the commitment of nurses through this award."

Scott Robertson was nominated by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI). His nursing career has extensively focused on emergency and remote care settings with past positions including Chief Nursing Officer and senior nursing consultant for the Northwest Territories' Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). In these positions, Scott led improvements in health system design and delivery.

Scott is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University, where he leads a project examining the features of high-value healthcare systems and how they can be reproduced. He continues to identify ways to use evidence and data more effectively in order to support nursing practice and make nursing policy more useful, which will then improve care on the front line.

About the Nursing Leadership Award
Baxter Corporation shares with nurses a commitment to advancing clinical excellence, and works directly with nurses throughout the year in institutions across the country to provide clinical programs and continuing education to help advance safe and quality patient care.
Since 2005, Baxter has been the proud sponsor of The Nursing Leadership Award, an initiative of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). The Nursing Leadership Award builds on the themes of patient-centred care and leadership and honours those who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in these areas. Recipients seek to advance nursing at every level, to remove barriers between providers and to build systems of quality care for patients. They have displayed their leadership qualities both within, and outside, their organization.
The programs that they have delivered have resulted in a measurable improvement to their organization's excellence. The award is presented annually at the CCHL Honouring Health Leadership event.

About Baxter Corporation
As the Canadian subsidiary of Baxter International Inc., Baxter manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices and pharmaceuticals to create products that advance patient care worldwide. These products are used by hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, clinical and medical research laboratories, and by patients at home under physician supervision. Learn more about Baxter at: www.baxter.ca.

SOURCE Baxter Corporation

Image with caption: "The 2016 Nursing Leadership Award is presented to Scott Robertson at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Pictured left to right: Susan Owen, Vice-Chair, Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) Board of Directors, Sherri Keller, Director of Clinical Services at Baxter Corporation, Scott Robertson, Stephen Thompson, General Manager and Region Head of Baxter Corporation and Ray Racette, President and CEO, CCHL. (CNW Group/Baxter Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160606_C3140_PHOTO_EN_706673.jpg

For further information: Media inquiries: Baxter Corporation, Erin Abbey, 224-948-3301, erin_abbey@baxter.com; Canadian College of Health Leaders, Cindy MacBride, 613-235-7218, cmacbride@cchl-ccls.ca


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