Elena is one of six winners of the Nursing Week Awards, an annual award program to recognize excellence in nursing at BC Children’s and BC Women’s.
Elena is a role model for integrity and innovation. Elena uses a simulation-based education program in her work and is a superhero at engaging others. She has an open demeanor that inspires a feeling of trust. Elena puts the best interests of patients and their families first. She listens to concerns and celebrates achievements, while encouraging everyone to be the best they can be. Elena is an expert problem solver, inspecting the evidence, risks and benefits to find solutions.
In celebration of the nursing family at PHSA, poet Julia Pileggi has collected some of their stories and used them as inspiration for a spoken word performance that touches on heart-warming and heartbreaking aspects of nursing. Check out the video “I Am Your Nurse,” featuring over 60 nurses from PHSA programs and services.