Céline Auger, Dominique Morency-Laflamme, and Isabelle Gauthier named recipients of the 2023 Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular CareHome > Press room > Céline Auger, Dominique Morency-Laflamme, and Isabelle Gauthier named recipients of the 2023 Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care
October 31, 2023
The Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence is a prestigious honour awarded to members of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) who excel in their work while improving their profession and the practice of cardiovascular care. The winners of the 4th edition are: Céline Auger, nurse specializing in monitoring electrophysiology procedures; Dominique Morency-Laflamme, clinical advisor, emergency department; and Isabelle Gauthier, spiritual care advisor.
“Céline, Dominique, and Isabelle, thank you for embodying the values of excellence, creativity, and well-being that are at the core of the MHI. Your talent, expertise, and passion make a huge difference at the Institute every day. Thank you for representing with dignity what we do best in order to provide the highest quality care to our patients.” – Mélanie La Couture, President and CEO of the MHI
“This award and the grant that comes with it aim to recognize and encourage nursing staff and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing exceptional care to all patients. Their exemplary dedication also helps foster an outstanding sense of belonging.” – Dr. Denis Roy, cardiologist, electrophysiologist, and instigator of the Dr. Denis Roy Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care.
Nursing Category: Céline Auger — nurse specializing in monitoring electrophysiology procedures
Céline Auger is unwavering in her dedication to driving innovation in care at the MHI. In addition to training staff, she also creates management protocols for electrophysiology procedures. During the pandemic, she spearheaded the creation of an accessibility program intended to remotely monitor patients with cardiac devices. This program now serves as a model across Canada and was recognized at the Prix d’excellence du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux in May 2023.
Nursing Category: Dominique Morency-Laflamme — clinical advisor, emergency department
Dominique Morency-Laflamme has been working in the emergency department for 17 years. She was also closely involved with its move in 2023. In fact, many of her peers have praised her for her standards of excellence. And her devotion to the emergency department goes beyond her day-to-day tasks: she stands out for her commitment to supporting colleagues and for her myriad initiatives – including simulation programs often carried out on weeknights or weekends. She is someone who truly gives from the heart.
Other Healthcare Professionals Category: Isabelle Gauthier — spiritual care advisor
Isabelle Gauthier is someone known for her approachability, her warmth, and her outstanding compassion. Her work has a significant impact on patients and their loved ones during the hard times that define the human experience. She is dedicated to improving the well-being of everyone she meets. In fact, her work and friendly disposition help brighten the spirits of the MHI’s users and her colleagues – many of whom were quick to point out the distinctive nature of her work.
About the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation
Created in 1977, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation raises and manages funds to support research, care, teaching, prevention, rehabilitation, and the assessment of new technologies at the Montreal Heart Institute, the leading specialized cardiology hospital in Canada and one of the largest cardiology institutes in the world. Its internationally renowned research centre is the first one entirely dedicated to cardiovascular disease.
From left to right: Yannick Elliott, executive director at the MHIF; Dominique Morency-Laflamme, clinical advisor, emergency department; Céline Auger, nurse specializing in monitoring electrophysiology procedures; Dr. Denis Roy, cardiologist and electrophysiologist; Isabelle Gauthier, spiritual care advisor; and Mélanie La Couture, president and CEO of the MHI