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What is Above & Beyond?

Above and Beyond, an annual event, is our special way of celebrating the outstanding achievements of Fraser Health employees, physicians and volunteers. Successful nominees will be honoured at a special award ceremony and the winner's accomplishments profiled in Fraser Health's online news.

Above & Beyond recipients are the ones who go above and beyond and accomplish impressive results. The Fraser Health vision; better health, best in health care - is their personal mission, and it shows in their caring and in their capabilities. These are the workplace leaders we look up to, no matter what their role. And now we want to recognize those who go above and beyond. It's an honour to which everyone can aspire.

What are the award criteria?

The awards honour individuals or teams who clearly demonstrated behaviours or produced results that go above and beyond the call of duty (as distinct from doing one's normal job duties very well):

Fraser Health Hero Award

   Lives the Fraser Health values of respect, caring and trust;  

   Has made a positive impact on the culture of their department and Fraser Health (ie: by nurturing relationships; inspiring and motivating colleagues, clients, patients or residents; and demonstrating a high level of integrity and compassion); 

   Exceeds patient, client or resident expectations and/or engages in exemplary behaviour, such as volunteerism, good citizenship or acts of heroism; 

   Maintains perseverance in the face of adversity.




             Lifetime Achievement Award

   Has shown the same characteristics as a Fraser Health Hero through the course of a significant career with Fraser Health (minimum ten years); 

   Is a consistent high-performer; 

   Has built strong relationships that support a high level of trust and credibility; 

   Mentors and cultivates employees, creating a culture of respect that fosters achievement; 

   Has made and continues to make a significant positive impact on employees, patients, clients and residents.

Innovator Award

   Exemplifies creativity, intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness; 

   Has used those qualities to benefit Fraser Health by improving service, advancing practice or conserving resources; 

   Approaches problem-solving with a solution orientation; 

   Is a leader in research and innovation, and have advanced best practices or patient safety through the use of an evidence-based approach to education, research, information technology and/or learning and development.

Best Collaboration Award

   Establishes effective and collaborative partnerships across multiple levels of the organization; within one site or across multiple sites; internal or in partnership with external organizations, to yield a positive outcome;

   Can demonstrate how an integrated approach and has significantly benefited Fraser Health employees, medical staff, patients, residents, clients or the community-at-large; 

   Builds consensus in decision-making; 

   Shares knowledge or information contributing to group success; 

   Increases success of team(s) through process of cooperative problem-solving.

Service Delivery Excellence Award

      Recognizes an individual or teams in each of the two sub-categories (Non-clinical and Clinical): 

   Delivers exemplary quality service;; 

   Goes above and beyond by showing exceptional initiative, perseverance, accountability or commitment in meeting or exceeding patient, resident, client or customer needs; 

   Demonstrates an intense commitment to provide excellence in service delivery.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Fraser Health Employees, Physicians and Volunteers (individually or teams) who exceeds expectations and clearly go Above & Beyond in their role are eligible for nomination.

Nominees, who are on active status, must work within or at a Fraser Health facility (or facilities). Nominations must be for work done in service to or for Fraser Health either as a permanent, temporary/term specific or contract employee. This includes physicians, other medical staff and volunteers who may be directly employed by Fraser Health or working within their facilities/communities and providing care or support to people within the Fraser Health regions.

Employees who have retired or passed away may be nominated, as long as they were employed by or worked at Fraser Health within one [1] year of the date of nomination.

  The following individual/group is not eligible for nomination:

·       External vendors and suppliers are not eligible for nomination;

·       Nominations submitted for a direct family member (grandparents, parents (or in-law), spouse, and children) are not eligible;

·       Non-FH employees (not paid through FH payroll) including members of the Lower Mainland Integration (LMI); 

·       Physicians that do not have Fraser Health site privileges;

·       You cannot nominate yourself in any of the individual categories. However, in the project-based categories you may nominate a team or initiative in which you participated.

 Who can nominate?

The nominator can be anyone; Fraser Health employees, physicians, volunteers, patients, external suppliers, contractors and other external groups can nominate an individual or a team. Nominators must identify themselves.

What is the nomination process?

A broadly based selection Committee (judges) will determine award recipients from the nominations received. The committee includes representation from across Fraser Health and is made up of some members of the Executive team, health services administrators, physicians, directors, managers, front-line employees and volunteers.

An online nomination form must be completed to qualify. Fax, e-mail or hand written forms will not be accepted. Nominations will be accepted from January 1 until March 31.

What are the rules and guidelines of submitting a nomination?

       To ensure your nominee is duly recognized, please provide clear and specific examples on the individual or team's performance achievement/accomplishment when completing the nomination form.

        Fraser Health reserves that right to reprint and share the nominations to interested members and the public. All nominations submitted become the property of Fraser Health.

        As a nominator, you confirm and guarantee the accuracy of all information submitted.

        All nominations must be submitted through the online nomination form. Nominations that are faxed, emailed, mailed or otherwise submitted will not be accepted.

        Nominations submitted after the official deadline date will not be accepted.

        Fraser Health's Above & Beyond Award Committee reserves the right to place nominations awards categories other than the category they were submitted, if appropriate.

        Fraser Health's Above & Beyond Award Committee reserves the right to confirm accuracy of the information provided in the nomination form.

        The selected award winners must sign and submit a Photo Consent form and indicating if their name(s), photo(s) and/or video footage can be published in print, web media, social media and media coverage.

 *Note: once you have started the nomination form, you must complete it as you cannot go back again to finish at a later date. We recommend drafting your nomination in a word document before submitting*

 Whom do I contact if I have questions?

Questions and Comments can be directed to:

Recognition team e-mail:

Catherine Oversby | Coordinator, Recognition | People & Organization Development | e-mail: | tel. 604.517.8632

The nomination form is currently unavailable. 

The 2018 Above & Beyond Awards program is open from January 1, 2018 until March 31, 2018. 

For more information on how to nominate someone and to submit a nomination, please visit or FH Pulse or e-mail

Thank you!

Your Recognition Team