IWK Health Cen­tre hon­ours two Cape Bre­ton­ers

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HAL­I­FAX — The IWK Health Cen­tre hon­oured two Cape Bre­ton na­tives at its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing, Wed­nes­day, for mak­ing an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Brenda MacDon­ald, man­ager of food ser­vices and the food ser­vice team, and San­dra New­ton, man­ager of Child Safety Link, both re­ceived the board award of lead­er­ship.

The board award of lead­er­ship dis­tin­guishes ex­em­plary IWK Health Cen­tre leaders.

“ The lead­er­ship th­ese in­di­vid- uals have demon­strated has helped pro­pel the health cen­tre in new di­rec­tions, in­tro­duced in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions and moved the IWK closer to achiev­ing its mis­sion, vi­sion and strat­egy,” Jim Mills, IWK Health Cen­tre board chair, said in a news release.

MacDon­ald is from Point Ed­ward, while New­ton is from Glace Bay.

As man­ager of Child Safety Link (CSL), New­ton plays an in­te­gral role in chil­dren’s in­jury preven­tion pro­gram­ming in the re­gion. Un­der her lead­er­ship, CSL opened a CSL satel­lite of­fice in Saint John, N.B., and cre­ated a chil­dren’s book on play­ground safety now avail­able in ele­men­tary schools across At­lantic Canada.

MacDon­ald and her team in­tro­duced ‘dial for din­ing’ at the health cen­tre — a pro­gram that al­lows in­pa­tients to or­der the meals they want, when they want them.

“ This model con­trib­uted to re­duc­ing our food waste from 60 per cent to just un­der five per cent,” Mills said.

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