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Written by Cameron Brine, Vice President, Employee Experience

You have one week left to tell us how you could use $5,000 to increase employee engagement and improve the patient experience in your community.

Have an idea that could increase your site’s engagement and/or improve patient care? Tell us about it and you could win up to $5,000 to grow your idea!

Here are some examples that might jog your imagination

  • Plan a team building event for you dispersed department.
  • Implement a patient appreciation day at your site.
  • Launch a method to ease patients’ frustration during wait times.
  • Develop a mobile app that improves communication with patients and families.
  • Create a system that increases collaboration across the teams or units at your site.

Whether your idea is big, small or ground breaking – as long as it improves team engagement or leads to a better patient experience – you’ll be in the running. Tell us your story and you could win an opportunity to showcase your idea at the 2018 Engagement Summit for the chance to win up to $5,000 to invest in your project.

Contest and submission details

  • Submit your story to engagement@fraserhealth.ca
  • Clearly explain:
    • The innovative idea or action and how it will improve the patient experience or your team/site engagement
    • How you will use the $5,000 prize fund to move your idea forward.
  • Accepted formats include:
    • A photograph and written description (300 words max).
    • A short 2-3 minute video. (Note: if using video, you’re encouraged to upload your finished product to YouTube and submit the link.)
  • You are encouraged to partner with teammates, managers, directors and colleagues.
  • Submission deadline: 4:00PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
  • A panel of four judges (comprised of senior leaders and patients) will review all submissions between January 11 and 18. All participants will be contacted on January 22 with the results.
  • The top five finalists will be invited to attend the 2018 Engagement Summit on February 8, 2018 (i.e. one invitation per finalist).
  • Finalists will be responsible for creating and presenting a table display at the Engagement Summit that further elaborates on their innovative ideas/actions.
  • Attendees at the summit will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite submission. The finalist with the most votes will be the winner of the $5,000 prize fund!

**IMPORTANT**: if you were recently awarded an Innovation Grant, you will not be eligible for this contest.

About the E-Summit

On February 8, 2018, the Employee Experience team will host their Annual Engagement Summit. This year’s event aims to inspire a future of everyday engagement and innovation at Fraser Health. As part of this year’s theme – The Future Is Us – we will explore our individual and collective roles in creating exceptional patient experiences.

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