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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.
2018 Recipient

Dave_2.jpgDave Morrison is the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) on the In Centre Hemodialysis Unit at St Paul’s Hospital. Raised in the Prairies, he began his nursing career in Saskatchewan in the ICU, eventually leaving for Saudi Arabia, where he found his passion working as a Hemodialysis Nurse. He has worked in the Renal Program at Providence Healthcare for over 25 years, demonstrating a deep commitment to the organization, its mission and values, and with his colleagues and the patients and families he serves.  Dave’s contribution and legacy in the field of kidney disease is vast. Not only has he expanded and enhanced the role of the In Centre CNL, but he has supported and mentored countless staff and future leaders in a variety of disciplines. He has shared his knowledge, skills and expertise, being intrinsically involved in numerous program initiatives, provincially and within PHC. Some of these include the establishment of the three Coastal Community Dialysis Units, the Nocturnal Hemodialysis Program, Redevelopment for the new St Paul’s, Clinical Systems Transformation, Patient Education, Visitor Dialysis, patient enhancement fundraising through The Lights of Hope Campaign, and numerous Quality Performance and Improvement initiatives. Dave has presented Nationally and Internationally, with projects focussing on mentorship and the experience of Undergraduate Nurses  entering the specialty of Nephrology. Through his years of service and contribution, Dave consistently embodies the values of, excellence, respect compassion, empathy, and personalized and patient centred care. 


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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 2018, 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 3.


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 2019 Organizing Committee appoints a multidisciplinary committee to review the nominations and recommend a recipient for approval by the Organizing Committee.


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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