Streamway LEC honoured for keeping team ‘effective, strong and united’ during challenging times

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty is pictured here with her Inspired Leadership Award alongside the Cobourg long-term care home’s administrator Kylie Szczebonski and OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.

Christina Doughty is named Streamway Villa’s 2018 Inspired Leadership recipient

Streamway Villa administrator Kylie Szczebonski says unforeseen staffing issues made 2018 a challenging year at the Cobourg long-term care home, but the team persevered largely because of the leadership life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty demonstrated.

At one point, two managers were off on medical leave and one of the nursing managers resigned – all at the same time, Kylie notes. Christina stepped up and, in addition to continuing her role as LEC, managed the nutritional care and environmental services departments for a period, the administrator adds.

“Christina took this opportunity to open herself up to change and made a significant impact (by) keeping our team effective, strong and united,” Kylie says.

“Her communication skills with managing these departments has improved exponentially and reporting to the admin/DOC (director of care) she was effective, organized and showed great leadership.”

Additionally, Christina pitched in to help with payroll throughout the year, Kylie says. Despite having so much responsibility, Christina has continued to focus her time on the residents and her programs, Kylie adds.

For taking the reins of three departments and ensuring consistency of resident care, Christina was named Streamway Villa’s 2018 Inspired Leadership Award recipient. The award was presented to Christina at a recent ceremony at the home.

“Christina is an inspired leader and always looks at the positives rather than focus on the negatives,” Kylie says, adding that Christina’s leadership skills have continued to grow in the nine years she has been working at Streamway Villa.

“Christina has shown tremendous growth in willing to meet change and effectively work with policy and procedures in continuing her development as an effective leader and manager.”

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. Inspired Leaders also possess outstanding leadership skills and are committed to their work.

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