Tabor Village earns workplace health award

Abbotsford organization recognized for sustaining an effective working environment.

Tabor Village’s Quality of Worklife Program was recognized with an Award of Merit in the Workplace Health Innovation category at the Excellence in BC Health Care Awards, held June 24 in Vancouver.

Presented by the Health Employers Association of BC, the annual awards program celebrates excellence and innovation in BC’s health care community. 
 Tabor Village provides independent living, assisted living and complex care to nearly 280 seniors in three facilities at its “campus of care” in Abbotsford. The main goal of the Quality of Worklife Program was to create and sustain an effective working environment that supported staff and energized them to want to come to work and want to make a difference in the lives of seniors.

Centered around four primary foundations – wellness, safety, recognition and education – the Quality of Worklife Program has had a tremendously positive impact on Tabor Village employees.

“By improving practices, processes and structures, overtime and absenteeism has been reduced, performance management is ongoing, work/life balance has increased, influenza immunization rates are over 90 per cent and the best people are recruited and retained in the right roles,” said Dan Levitt, executive director of Tabor Village.

“We are thrilled the hard work and dedication of our Quality of Worklife team led by Amy Bring, manager, Human Resources, has been recognized with this prestigious, provincial award.”

For more information on this year’s Excellence in BC Health Care Award winners, visit: www.bchealthcareawards.ca.