Saint Luke’s Place Receives Three Prestigious Industry Awards

  • Saint Luke’s Place Receives Three Prestigious Industry Awards

    Saint Luke’s Place Receives Three Prestigious Industry Awards

    APRIL 18, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario. The Westin Harbour Castle was host to AdvantAGE Ontario’s ‘Advancing Senior Care’ annual general meeting and convention.

    The three-day event featured educational sessions from experts in the field of Long Term Care. A trade show provided attendees with insight into the latest technological advances for continued improvements in long term care operations and management.

    The event wrapped up with its annual presentation Awards for acknowledgement of excellence in Long-Term Care. A total of eight awards are presented and Saint Luke’s Place impressively garnered three.

    Brian SwainsonBrian Swainson, CEO, was presented with the Annual Long-Term Care Leadership Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated management excellence and exemplary leadership within their organization.



    Sandy Rayner, Associate Director of Care,Sandy Rayner received the Donna Rubin Administrator Leadership Program Award. This is presented to the member student with the highest case study mark in each session of the Administrator Leadership Program.


    Paul O’Krafka, Saint Luke’s Paul O'krafkaPlace Board Member, received an Honourary Membership. This is awarded to an individual for their extraordinary dedication to seniors and longstanding contributions to the Association.

    “It’s very easy to talk about the challenges we face in our sector, but it’s very important to focus on the opportunities, the success stories and the real difference we make in improving the lives of our seniors,” said Swainson on the acceptance on the award.

    The hard work and dedication to excellence has been noticed across the industry. Strong leadership, dedication and compassion of the Saint Luke’s Place organization has been acknowledged by the Province of Ontario. Saint Luke’s Place and the local community has cause for celebration with the recent announcement of approval for an increase of 51 additional beds.

    “In our sector, every day matters and every moment makes a difference. For every challenge, there is an opportunity,” added Swainson.

    As their Redevelopment Campaign gears up for the increased capacity, Saint Luke’s Place staff will enjoy this vote of confidence instilled by the Province, their peers and residents. There are certainly exciting times ahead for Saint Luke’s Place and the community they serve.

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