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Meet Our Winners’ Circle

Everyday, in so many ways, our health care teams go above and beyond for our patients and their families. We are so lucky to have these compassionate and caring people on our team, giving so much to our patients. For some, THEY are the lucky ones as winners of our bi-weekly Fortune Fridays staff lottery!

Meet some of our recent winners who share why winning is so much more than the jackpot:

Eunice Cardenas, Release of Information Specialist, Health Information, North York General

Eunice Cardenas, Release of Information Specialist, Health Information

“I celebrated 20 years of service at NYGH this past April and I am motivated to work here because the hospital supported my career development as a health information management professional. I love the NYGH culture – staff are helpful and we work as one to achieve our common goal, with managers supporting us.  I’m so excited to win, with the best part being that half of it goes to the hospital foundation. I plan on putting my winnings towards my children’s education.”

Jennifer Sever, Booking Clerk, Specialty Care Clinic

“I have been working at North York General for 25 years and I currently work in the Specialty Care Clinic as a booking clerk for the minor procedure’s clinic and ortho plastics centre. I work in a very busy environment and love working with and meeting new people every day! I admire that NYGH has a patient and family centred care philosophy – I think that’s what sets us apart from other hospitals. I joined the lottery to give back a little to the hospital. I plan on paying off some debt, celebrating my birthday, and really enjoying my vacation!”

Tiffany Antoine, RN, Nursing Resource Team, North York General

Tiffany Antoine, RN, Nursing Resource Team

“I’ve had many family members who’ve worked at NYGH for many years. They all have great things to say, but I think what stood out for me is the fact that it’s a teaching hospital. As a new nurse with little experience this was very important to me. Participating in the new grad initiative helped prepare me tremendously to become the nurse that I am today. Plus, the positive work atmosphere and the prioritization of patient safety and family centred care allows NYGH to stand out. I plan on using my winnings to go on a trip to see my family whom I haven’t seen in many years.”

Christine Bishop, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy, North York General

Christine Bishop, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy

“In my role as a pharmacy technician, I prepare and distribute medication to inpatients in our hospital including in our cancer unit. I wanted to work in chemo specifically after being inspired by family members who were affected by cancer. Our teamwork at NYGH sets us apart and playing a role in the vaccine clinic during COVID really made me feel like an important contributor during the pandemic.   My daughter just turned 18 and I plan on getting her a great birthday gift with some of my winnings!”

Are you a member of staff or a physician at NYGH and want to participate in our next Fortune Friday draw? Get more information and enroll here.