Broswick wins provincial health care award

Pearl Broswick was known as the hospital’s “most valuable asset” until her recent retirement

Clearwater resident Pearl Broswick (center) receives the 2014 provincial Health Care Hero award from HEABC president and CEO Michael Marchbank and HEABC board chair Betsy Gibbons during a gala luncheon held recently in Vancouver.

Clearwater resident Pearl Broswick (center) receives the 2014 provincial Health Care Hero award from HEABC president and CEO Michael Marchbank and HEABC board chair Betsy Gibbons during a gala luncheon held recently in Vancouver.

Pearl Broswick, a diagnostic imaging technician at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater for 38 years, has been named the 2014 provincial Health Care Hero.

According to Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC), Broswick was known as the hospital’s “most valuable asset” until her recent retirement.

She was the go-to person for all staff, as she would have an answer to every question and a solution for every problem. Broswick devoted herself wholly to enhancing health and community services for rural patrons, taking the term “above and beyond” to stratospheric levels.

The winners of the eighth annual Excellence in BC Health Care Awards were announced June 12 at a gala luncheon in Vancouver. Twelve Gold Apple winners and eight Award of Merit recipients were honoured.

“Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to personally witness many of our province’s amazing and dedicated health employees in action,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “The Excellence in BC Health Care Awards showcase the best in B.C. health care and celebrate the accomplishments of just a few of the incredible people working in our health system. I congratulate this year’s winners and thank them for their service to the people of British Columbia.”

Recipients are remarkable health employees who are making a positive impact on BC’s health system.

Presented by HEABC, the Excellence in BC Health Care Awards recognize outstanding health care employees and reward innovation and best practices within B.C.’s publicly funded health care providers. The awards shine a spotlight on health employees who are improving the provincial health care system and delivering outstanding care – both on the front-lines and behind the scenes.

 

“This year’s winners are an inspiring group, who truly go the distance to provide excellent care to British Columbians,” said HEABC President & CEO Michael Marchbank. “They are people we can all look up to and I’m proud to be able to share their successes and accomplishments, and thank them for being outstanding health care employees.”