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2020 Jago Award winner: Respect


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Beth Ann Derksen, winner of Northern Health's Jago Award for Respect for 2020.

Northern Health (NH) strives to make our values – empathy, respect, collaboration, and innovation – the core of what we do every day.

The Dr. Charles Jago Awards, named after our former board chair, acknowledge and celebrate the NH staff, physicians, and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the organization’s goals, reflecting our values in the process.

The winner under for the “Respect” category for 2020 is Beth Ann Derksen, executive lead for the Critical Care Program.

Amy Blanding (regional manager for Organizational Education and Training) said this about Beth Ann:

“Beth Ann is routinely called upon by managers and leaders across the organization to facilitate team development. This involves helping teams learn to communicate with each other effectively, manage conflict, build relationships, and understand their own styles and personalities and how this contributes to the success of a team. The tactics Beth Ann uses allow individuals to return to themselves and their teams as resources, assisting leaders in learning for themselves and respecting and valuing others.

“Her name has become synonymous with team building and facilitation, as her work is highly regarded across the organization. Be it point-of-care staff or executive leadership, Beth Ann approaches each interaction with respect, dignity, and the genuine desire to support and learn.”

Thank you Beth Anne for your dedication to your work, we greatly appreciate all you do!