Nurses recognized at 2019 Award of Distinction in Nursing ceremonies Horizon’s Nursing Quality and Professionalism Committee held its second
series of recognition events held at five Horizon Health facilities. The award recipients were acknowledged for their contributions towards nursing professionalism, as well as for their excellence in nursing practice in the areas of leadership, clinical practice, mentorship and nursing novice. Congratulations to all 2019 Award of Distinction in Nursing award recipients!
annual Awards of Distinction in nursing ceremonies this past fall. These awards recognize nursing professionals who demonstrate attributes of professionalism, and exemplify the mission, vision and values of the organization. This year the committee received 62 submissions from across Horizon, and 19 Horizon nursing professionals were formally recognized in a
A World of French However, it is interesting to note that French is widely spoken throughout the world. Here is the list of countries where French is the official language: Benin; Burkina Faso; Republic of Congo; Democratic Republic of Congo (world’s most populated Francophone country with national languages: Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili and Tshiluba); Ivory Coast; France (mainland France and its overseas territories); Gabon; Guinea; Mali; Monaco; Niger; Senegal; and Togo. In many countries, French is one of two or more official languages. French is one of the official languages of the following countries: Belgium (along with Dutch and German); Burundi (along with Kirundi); Cameroon Want to learn more? Here’s where to find Official Languages and French Language Training on Skyline: French Language Training Skyline > Education and Training > Programs > Horizon French Language Training Official Languages Skyline > Departments and Programs > Official Languages
(along with English); Canada (along with English); Central African Republic (along with Sango); Comores (along with Arabic and Comorian); Djibouti (along with Arabic); Equatorial Guinea (along with Spanish and Portuguese); Haiti (along with Haitian Creole); Luxembourg (along with German and Luxembourgish); Madagascar (along with Malagasy); Mauritania (along with formal Arabic); Rwanda (along with Kinyarwanda and English); Seychelles (along with English and Creole); Switzerland (along with German, Italian, and Romansh); Chad (along with Arabic); and Vanuatu (along with English and Bichelamar). There are also dependent territories where French is one of the official languages: Guernsey, Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (official but symbolic and rarely used, with English as the official language); Jersey, Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (official but symbolic and rarely used, with English as the official language); Puducherry, territory of India (symbolic/historical: with English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi as official languages); Aosta Valley, autonomous region of Italy (official and language of instruction; Italian as official language); and Vatican: French is one of four official languages, and more specifically the official language of diplomacy (along with Italian, Latin, German, English, and Spanish).
French is the official language of numerous independent countries, various territories, and many institutions. In addition to France and its neighbours (French- speaking parts of Belgium and Switzerland) where the language has its roots, French is primarily spoken in former colonies such as Senegal or former French and Belgian protectorates. The Francophone world can be divided into two distinct models: • Countries in which French is the sole official language. French may be the mother tongue of the majority of the people, as is the case in France, or it may be a learned, but important, language acting as lingua franca in linguistically-divided countries such as Congo-Kinshasa or the Ivory Coast. • Countries in which French is one of the official languages. French many be the mother tongue of a portion of the population, as it is in Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, or it may be a language learned by a significant portion of the population, as is the case in Cameroon or Seychelles, or, for historical or political reasons, it may be one of the country’s official languages, albeit used by only a tiny portion of the population, as in Vanuatu or Comores. Since the adoption of the Official Languages Act in 1969, New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada.
Awards for the Moncton area were presented at Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital on Oct. 21. From left: recipients Denise MacCormack, RN (Clinical Practice); Pam Boyer, RN (Mentorship); Geri Geldart, Horizon’s Chief Nursing Officer and VP Clinical Services; and recipients Ann Saulnier, RN (Leadership) and Taylor Robinson, RN (Nursing Novice).
Awards for the Saint John area were presented at Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital on Oct. 28. From left: Geri Geldart, Horizon’s Chief Nursing Officer and VP Clinical Services, and recipients Sue Benjamin, RN (Leadership); Michaela Kelly, LPN (Nursing Novice); Emily Kelly, LPN (Nursing Novice); Janice Kenney, RN (Leadership); and Jacqueline Gordon, Regional Director Nursing Practice. Missing from photo is recipient Ann Follet, RN (Clinical Practice).
Awards for the Upper River Valley area were presented at Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital on Nov. 1. From left: recipient Faith Schriver, RN (Leadership); Geri Geldart, Horizon’s Chief Nursing Officer and VP Clinical Services; and recipient Margaret Sullivan, RN (Clinical Practice). Missing from photo is recipient Maureen McBride, RN (Mentorship).
Awards for the Fredericton areawere presented at Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital onOct. 31. From left: recipient AndreaWoodward Brewer, RN (Leadership); Geri Geldart, Horizon’s Chief Nursing Officer and VP Clinical Services; and recipient Kayla Fraser, RN (Nursing Novice). Missing from photo is recipient Anne Boucher, RN (Clinical Practice).
Did you know? In 2016, there was a total of 542 million people living in countries where French was either an official language (444 million) or was commonly used but not an official language (98 million), making it the fourth language community in the world, after English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Hindi, and preceding Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese. Of the 542 million people, 223 million are Francophone (i.e. 41 per cent of the population). Between 2015 and 2016, the total population of countries where French was the official language or one of the countries’ official languages increased by 10 million people from 434 to 444 million, an increase of 2.2 per cent. In 2050, there will be approximately 700 million Francophones world-wide. In other words, 8 per cent of the world’s population (1 out of 12 people) will be Francophone.
Awards for the Miramichi area were presented at Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital on Nov. 6. From left: Lisa Keirstead Johnson, Nursing Practice Coordinator; recipients Amanda Quinn, RN (Clinical Practice); Nancy Hambrook, RN (Leadership); Danica Hardy, RN (Nursing Novice); Charlene Brennan, RN (Mentorship); and Geri Geldart, Chief Nursing Officer and VP Clinical Services.
Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online