Awards handed out to honour staff for their long service
Awards handed out to honour staff for their long service
Posted on 06/16/2017
Waypoint hands out awards to honour staff for their long service 

Waypoint’s longest serving employees and recent retirees were honoured last month at a luncheon ceremony at the hospital.

On May 26, more than 100 guests were on hand to pay tribute to the twenty-eight staff who reached 25, 30 and 35 years of service, along with 62 recent retirees. Together, the 90 honourees have a combined 2,263 years of service, an amazing accomplishment that not many employers can boast about.

The annual event celebrates the accomplishments and dedication of Waypoint staff who have devoted their career to serve those most needing mental health care.

“The contributions of our experienced and expert staff impact what we can achieve as a hospital and for our patients,” said Betty Valentine, Board Chair. “They bring to life our mission of providing excellence in specialized mental health and addiction services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values.”

The Long Service Awards luncheon is just one part of Waypoint’s broader recognition program that supports the strategic direction of The People Who Serve, promoting a safe, positive and innovative workplace where staff and volunteers are engaged and individual and collective achievements are celebrated. 

“Together we have worked through many challenges, embraced opportunities, and continued to grow both as individuals, and as an organization,” said Terry McMahon, Vice-President Human Resources and Organizational Development. “It is because of the continued efforts and support of our staff that have allowed us to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and deliver successful outcomes for services to our patients and clients.”

“Sometimes it might not feel like we thank you enough,” said Ms. Valentine. “Today I hope you feel the thanks and gratitude in this room and that we appreciate that you aren’t just staring up the stairs but heading up them, bringing our mission to life and being part of the excellence that is embedded in our history.” 

2017 Long Service Award Recipients
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 2017 Long Service Award Recipients  2017 Long Service Award Recipients  2017 Long Service Award Recipients
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