Diane Fife receives Inspired Leader Award for her compassion, resident focus

Riverview Manor RPN Diane Fife (right) is seen here holding her Inspired Leader Award alongside OMNI's western director of operations Aimee Merkley during a June 10 ceremony at the home.

Riverview Manor RPN Diane Fife (right) is seen here holding her Inspired Leader Award alongside OMNI’s western director of operations Aimee Merkley during a June 10 ceremony at the home.

‘Riverview Manor and OMNI Health Care are most fortunate to have an RPN of Diane’s ethical, moral and compassionate nature’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – For 31 years, registered practical nurse (RPN) Diane Fife has been a dedicated team member at Riverview Manor who has worked hard to enhance the quality of residents’ lives and has shared her knowledge of best practices with her peers.

To recognize her hard work and dedication, Fife was awarded the Riverview Manor’s 2016 Inspired Leader Award during a ceremony at Riverview Manor on June 10.

Fife, who has worked at Riverview Manor since May 13, 1985, was described by Aimee Merkley, OMNI Health Care’s western director of operations, as “a wealth of nursing experience, knowledge and compassion” during the award presentation.

Fife was recognized for her work with residents in all aspects of nursing rehabilitation as well as her compassion and skills working with residents and family members as part of the home’s palliative care team.

“Riverview Manor and OMNI Health Care are most fortunate to have an RPN of Diane’s ethical, moral and compassionate nature,” Merkley said. “Diane is an exemplary role model of professionalism and kindness for all persons she encounters in her work.”

Physiotherapist Barinder Dhindsa has worked with Fife for four years. Dhindsa praised Fife for her dedication to residents and her colleagues.

“The most important thing about Diane is that she cares about residents and she does her job with full spirit,” Dhindsa said. “Every year she has worked here (at Riverview Manor), she has added new knowledge, and I can see that from everyone who works here.”

OMNI Health Care’s Inspired Leader award is presented to staff members from each of the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. The accolade recognizes people who demonstrate OMNI’s mission, vision and values and outstanding leadership and dedication to their work.

Inspired Leader and Everyday Hero award recipients were announced at OMNI’s managers’ forum in Kingston in May. Since then, homes have been hosting their own award ceremonies to honour award recipients.

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