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Wilma Crockett Award

The Wilma Crockett Memorial Award is an opportunity for the BC renal and kidney transplant community to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care in this province.
Wilma Crockett

The Life and Contributions of Wilma Crockett

A dedicated dialysis nurse who made a huge impact on her professional community, both locally and provincially, Wilma Crockett worked in Trail, BC until her tragic death in 2001. A kidney patient herself, she knew hemodialysis from the other end of the needle. She was a woman with great courage, disarming wit and a positive outlook. She set very high personal standards and was a tenacious advocate for her profession and for those in her care. Wilma was an inspiration to all who knew her. She represents the perfect namesake for this award.

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1. Purpose

The Wilma Crockett Memorial Award is an opportunity for the BC Renal and kidney transplant community to celebrate its heritage and accomplishments, and to recognize the many leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to our endless quest for excellence in renal care. 

2. Award Date

The award is presented yearly at BC Kidney Days, the annual clinical meeting of BC kidney care professionals. In 2017, BC Kidney Days hosted 500 delegates from the health care professionals and administrators from across the entire kidney care spectrum. The award will be given at the annual wine and cheese reception being held on November 1st.

3. Eligibility

The Wilma Crockett Memorial Award is open to all BC renal care and transplant professionals, from all disciplines, active and retired. Members of all renal disciplines are encouraged to nominate colleagues whom they feel meet the award criteria. This includes not only those who work directly with patients, but also program and technical support staff. 

4. Award Criteria

The Wilma Crockett Award recipient will be:

  • A leader among peers, able to engage and inspire other renal professionals to reach high while pursuing real and tangible goals in the betterment of renal care delivery.
  • Innovative in the pursuit of creative solutions to the vexing problems that stand as barriers to improved care and quality of life for people with chronic kidney disease. Respectful of the expertise and value of all renal professionals and the importance of team building in achieving excellence in renal care.
  • A role model in the pursuit of excellence, setting high personal standards and, through collegial support and encouragement, inspiring others to do the same.
  • Curious and questioning in the quest for new knowledge that may lead to improved quality of care and a better life for people with chronic kidney disease.

5. Nomination Process

  • Any BC renal care professional or kidney transplant professional may submit a nomination for this award.
  • To nominate an individual, please complete the online submission form. Supplementary information about the candidate is welcome and can be submitted along with the nomination form.
  • The BCKD 2018 Organizing Committee appoints a multidisciplinary committee to review the nominations and recommend a recipient for approval by the Organizing Committee.

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