National recognition for three nurses in the Region

Canadian Nurses Association honours nursing excellence

Lori Lamont (from left), Deb Fraser and Preetha Krishnan are receiving awards from the Canadian Nurses Association.
Lori Lamont (from left), Deb Fraser and Preetha Krishnan are receiving awards from the Canadian Nurses Association.
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Canadian Nurses Association convention

Winnipeg Health Region
Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three Winnipeg Health Region nurses have been singled out for national honours by the body representing the country’s professional nurses.

Lori Lamont, Preetha Krishnan and Deb Fraser are to receive Order of Merit for Excellence awards from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) for work in their respective fields.

The CNA, which is the national professional voice of more than 150,000 registered nurses in Canada, presents annual awards to celebrate excellence in five areas of practice: clinical nursing, nursing administration, nursing education, nursing research and nursing policy.

Lamont, Vice President of Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nursing Officer for the Region, will receive the Merit of Excellence award in nursing administration. Lamont is a local, provincial and national nursing advocate with a reputation for making best nursing practice a priority. Her passionate furthering of understanding, research and progress around both elder and Collaborative Care have resulted in her significant contributions to both health care and nursing in Manitoba.

Krishnan, a nurse practitioner working at Misericordia Place and Lion’s Personal Care Centre, will receive the Order of Merit for Excellence in clinical nursing practice. Krishnan has been working collaboratively to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in long-term care.

Fraser, a nurse practitioner who works in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Boniface Hospital, will receive the Order of Merit for Excellence in nursing education. Fraser also has a teaching appointment with Athabasca University.

This year’s awards presentation will be made during the CNA bi-ennial convention in Winnipeg in June. For more information, visit  

The CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

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