Windsor Regional Hospital awarded its latest Global Mitra awards to an outstanding unit and an individual for exemplary dedication to human rights, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and beyond.
The Global Mitra Award celebrates and promotes the compassion and dedication of our employees, professional staff and volunteers here at WRH. One individual employee and one WRH unit were each chosen as this year’s recipients of the award. The awards go to those who go above and beyond to ensure that all patients, visitor, colleagues and all guests at our campuses feel welcome and safe in our hospital environment.
Mitra comes from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, and is the patron divinity of honesty, friendship and meetings. Subsequently, it was commonly used to mean ‘friend’. The essence of the award denotes a person or group who carries the attributes of service towards the world community regardless of their race, creed, disability, sexual orientation or any other ground.
This year’s winners are:
Individuals and units are nominated by fellow staff members at WRH, and winners are selected by the WRH Diversity Committee, made up of individuals from departments and units throughout the hospital.
“We are proud to acknowledge the work of these wonderful recipients of the Global Mitra Award who continuously recognize the importance of ensuring Windsor Regional Hospital is a workplace that embraces and welcomes diversity and equality,” says Aruna Koushik, Commissioner of Mediation and Human Rights Services. “These awards reflect our hospital’s continued commitment to ensuring that all feel welcome, respected and equally cared for at Windsor Regional Hospital.”
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