TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Neena Kanwar, a philanthropist,
entrepreneur and champion for patient care, is this year's recipient of
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences' prestigious
Honorary Diploma of Health Science.
Michener Honorary Diplomas of Health Science are awarded to individuals
who demonstrate leadership and commitment to applied health care and
who are dedicated to the advancement of applied health sciences
education. A private reception will be held in her honour in March 2012
and the Honorary Diploma will be conferred at Michener's annual
graduation ceremony on June 23, 2012.
Neena Kanwar is co-founder, President and CEO of KMH Cardiology and
Diagnostic Centres, the largest provider of Nuclear Cardiology services
in North America. Under Ms. Kanwar's leadership KMH is recognized for
expanding diagnostic health services across Ontario and the USA and
reducing wait times by delivering high quality, accurate diagnostic
procedures on a timely basis. Ms. Kanwar is also the founder and past
president of the Independent Diagnostic Clinics Association and has
served as a Director on the Boards of both St. Michael's Hospital and
the Sherbourne Health Care Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of
Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Registered Nuclear
Medicine Technologist Diploma from The Michener Institute (formerly
Toronto Institute of Medical Technology).
"The Michener Institute is very proud to bestow the Honorary Diploma on
an alumna this year," says Blair Baxter, Chair of Michener's Board of
Governors. "Her innovative contributions to the field of diagnostic
imaging serve to inform medical practices and education today." In
2004 Ms. Kanwar was also recognized by The Michener Institute's Alumni
Association as an Alumna of Distinction.
Ms. Kanwar has continually taken a leadership role in the area of
independent health facilities, approaching successive governments to
implement innovations and enhance rules and regulations governing the
sector. She has advanced the understanding of professional care through
various research projects, educational seminars/conferences, research
papers and participation on committees focused on enhancing health care
and community development. A dedicated community builder, Neena and the
Kanwar family have supported many worthwhile causes.
The contributions Neena Kanwar has made to health care research and
education align with Michener's core values—especially embodying excellence and transforming lives—and make her an outstanding candidate for this honour. Recipients are
selected by Michener's Board of Governors.
Past honourees of Michener's Honorary Diploma of Health Science are Dr.
Vivek Goel, Dr. Marlene Scardamalia, Dr. C. Joseph Kurian, Dr. Donald
Stuss, Mrs. Sonja Bata, Dr. Amitai Ziv, Dr. Robert Byrick, Dr. Daniel
Klass, Dr. Sheela Basrur, Dr. David Naylor, and Dr. Diana Schatz,
founder of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.
About The Michener Institute
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only
post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health
science education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health
professionals who serve a vital role in the country's health care
sector in such fields as medical laboratory science, medical radiation
sciences, respiratory therapy, chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics
technology, ultrasound and cardiovascular perfusion.
Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced
education are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over
5,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The
Michener Institute is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario,
through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and further enriched
through partnerships with universities, private sector companies and
leading health care organizations. For more information, visit www.michener.ca.
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