Maureen M. Charlebois is the chief nursing officer at Bayshore HealthCare, one of Canada’s leading providers of home care, pharmacies and community care clinics. With 34 years of experience in nursing leadership at the organizational, provincial and national levels and a passion for advancing a culture of healthy work environments to better serve, she has led large-scale transformations. She also has extensive experience with implementing global best practices in the adoption of digital technologies across clinical environments on a national scale to deliver innovative person-centred care. Dedicated to lifelong learning, Maureen has been a surveyor with Accreditation Canada, co-lead for HealthCareCAN/Canada Health Infoway Change Leadership Program and co-chair of the expert panel for RNAO’s Adopting eHealth Solutions: Implementation Strategies best practice guideline (BPG). She currently co-chairs the expert panel for RNAO’s Clinical Practice in a Digital Health Environment BPG.
The Leadership Award in Nursing Administration is offered to the RN or NP who provides exemplary nursing management by acting as a change agent, resource and mentor within a professional setting. This individual actively collaborates with health-care teams to enhance patient care through the development and implementation of innovative and creative strategies.