Latest Commitment Award recipients truly understand the meaning of being part of a team

Above, The latest Commitment Award recipients are (l-r): Penny Craig and Karen Koekkoek (representing the Dialysis team); Volunteer Bev Beck and Family Physician Dr. Elvira Halili. Courtesy photo

‘One Team’ Champions

  • A big part of volunteer Bev Beck’s heart is here at WDMH. 
  • Family physician Dr. Elvira Halili teaches medical students and residents, transferring her knowledge every day. 
  • And the WDMH Dialysis team cares for each patient with compassion, including residents next door at Dundas Manor.

The latest Commitment Award recipients live and breathe ‘One Team’. They understand the value of working together and are committed to making WDMH a better place for staff, physicians, volunteers, students – and our patients.  

Congratulations to volunteer Bev Beck; Family Physician Dr. Elvira Halili and the WDMH Dialysis team – Karen Koekkoek, Christopher Cameron, Penny Craig, Nancy Cross, Penny Hoy, Carol Kimball, Quinn MacKinnon, Sandra Miskiman, Amanda Plourde, Dhanya Thomas, and Janet Vallance.

As Chair of the Auxiliary’s Fundraising Committee, Bev Beck has hosted two sold-out fashion shows and has helped to organize 50/50 draws, the annual bazaar and the quilt raffle. She is also a buyer for the Gift Shoppe and sits on the Auxiliary’s Board of Directors. “She has helped to raise a lot of money for much-needed equipment,” note her nominators.  

Family Physician Dr. Elvira Halili is committed to learners at WDMH, serving as a preceptor and giving much of her time and expertise. She collaborates with both medical and nursing teams, as well as with learners, to ensure patients are well taken care of. “The WDMH medical teaching program would not be as robust as it is without the dedication of Dr. Halili,” her colleagues say.

WDMDH’s Dialysis team is known for compassionate care, that exemplifies ‘one team’. In addition to WDMH patients, they also have a close working relationship with Dundas Manor. They supported a resident who passed away recently, providing innovative solutions to help him manage his condition and to allow him to stay in Winchester. “Because he benefited from such compassionate care, the resident was able to spend the remainder of his life in his home, at peace, and according to his wishes,” sum up the nominators.

The Commitment Awards shine a light on individuals or teams that demonstrate the values that result in compassionate excellence. Congratulations to all the nominees.If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, WDMH at 613.774.1049 or by email at

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