DARTMOUTH, NS, March 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Medavie Health Services New Brunswick (MHSNB) has been named as a category finalist in the 2019 PwC Canada Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative organizations in the country for their hard work and creativity, turning visions into reality.
In the Accelerator category, MHSNB is recognized for launching an integrated health care system with the Government of New Brunswick in January 2018. MHSNB has brought together the New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program (EMP) and Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) into a single public service entity that is enabling both services to reach their full potential and build capacity within New Brunswick's primary health care setting. This integrated approach is the first of its kind in Canada, working to shift delivery of care from hospitals into patients' homes and communities, where they are healthiest and happiest.
"Medavie Health Services New Brunswick is honoured to be recognized by PwC Canada as a Vision to Reality Award finalist," said Richard Losier, President of MHSNB. "We need to think differently about how we deliver health care. We need to provide care that serves our patients – our clients – with better outcomes and in the way they want. We strongly believe our approach to an integrated health care system will improve the lives of New Brunswickers and make a difference for patients and their families, health care providers and New Brunswick's overall health system. It's also a model of health care that has the potential to make a significant difference in the lives of many more Canadians as other provinces take note and consider a similar approach."
The PwC Canada V2R Awards recognize Canadian organizations and their innovative accomplishments in four categories, defined by revenue levels. The awards are open to any Canadian-controlled, headquartered or organization with operations in Canada (e.g. publicly held, privately held or public sector with management team and activities related to the innovation located solely in Canada) able to demonstrate their innovations within their category. The entries are then judged by an independent panel of industry and innovation experts who review and rate each applicant's innovation description.
"We're thrilled to recognize our V2R Awards finalists who represent innovators of all sizes and industries. Selected by the independent panel of judges, the finalists demonstrate that innovation is thriving across every region in Canada," said Chris Dulny, Chief Innovation Officer, PwC Canada. "The Awards celebrate some of the country's best innovators and bring together a network of leaders to collaborate and share ideas. Ultimately, this type of collaboration helps make Canada a more competitive place for innovation and we're proud to be a part of that."
PwC Canada will be announcing the V2R Awards winners during an awards ceremony to be held May 9th in Toronto.
About Medavie Health Services New Brunswick
Medavie Health Services New Brunswick is the subsidiary of Medavie Health Services responsible for the optimal operation and management of Ambulance New Brunswick and the Extra-Mural program, an integrated, service-led primary health care organization.
Medavie Health Services is part of Medavie, a health services organization. Together with Medavie Blue Cross, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that will improve the wellbeing of Canadians.
SOURCE Medavie Health Services New Brunswick
For further information: Chisholm Pothier, Medavie Health Services New Brunswick, 506-872-6836, [email protected]