Bridgepoint Active Healthcare announces $25,000 donation from RBC

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 Excellence.

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 Executive.

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:

SOURCE: Bridgepoint Health

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Deyan Kostovski
Media Relations Advisor
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

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