Celebrating one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures – with astronaut & healthcare leader Dave Williams’ Southlake Centre

At Southlake, our culture is represented by The Southlake Way – the way we interact with each other; the way we think; the approach we take to problem solving; and our commitment to living our core values, every day,” notes President & CEO Dr. Dave Williams.We have worked tremendously hard across the entire organization to create a culture of caring and in specific, a culture that puts patients first.” Southlake Regional Health Centre received four prestigious national and international awards in 2013. Southlake was named:
  • One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • Top 10 national Passion Capitalist Award winner
  • Two MarComm Awards, a Platinum and a Gold
With the development of our new Strategic Plan and focus on a patient-focused, excellence-driven model of care, I could not be more proud that our hard work is being recognized in such a public way,” says Dr. Dave Williams, Southlake President & CEO. Two of these awards, Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures and the Passion Capitalist Award specifically applaud Southlake’s culture, one that demonstrates a commitment to Give a Damn! by caring passionately about the safety and well-being of everyone who enters our doors. Hear more from Dave Williams on what makes a passionate organization.  (video #4 on the link) Southlake’s evolving culture, as detailed in the  hospital’s new Strategic Plan, Transforming Healthcare with Our Patients, Our People, Our Partners, will enable Southlake to continue to build an environment that expects and embraces high performance, celebrates tradition while welcoming innovation, and focuses on safety and quality. The MarComm Awards recognize the exceptional materials created to share this Strategic Plan with Southlake’s team, partners and communities. Southlake’s award-winning November 2013 includes: • Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures – Presented by Waterstone Human Capital and announced in the National Post. This award recognizes the importance of great workplaces, where culture has boosted performance and competitive advantage. Winning organizations were measured on vision and leadership; cultural alignment, measurement and sustainability; rewards, recognition and innovation achievements; organization performance; and corporate social responsibility. • Passion Capitalist Awards – Inspired by the book, “Passion Capital” by Paul Alofs, supported by the National Post, Business News Network, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, and Global Governance Advisors, and announced on BNN and in the National Post. This award recognizes organizations that have achieved long term success by creating Passion Capital; the energy, intensity, and sustainability needed to generate superior results. It’s what enables organizations to stay relevant over time. Passion Capitalists are guided by a strong set of values and beliefs that form the basis of a distinctive culture that fuels their performance. They are courageous; often having to overcome significant obstacles. They build strong brands anchored by their culture, which guide their strategies, the people they hire and promote, and the way they operate. • MarComm Awards – Presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, this is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Over 6,500 entries from throughout Canada, the United States and several countries around the world were included in this year’s competition. MarComm entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers. The competition has grown to the largest of its kind in the world. The Platinum MarComm Award was given in recognition of Southlake’s Strategic Plan booklet The Gold MarComm Award was given in recognition of Southlake’s Strategic Plan video