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Well-known PCH staffer, doctor honoured for their dedication

Doctor Michael Irvine, left, and Arlene Gallant-Bernard were the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Tom Moore Award at Prince County Hospital.
Doctor Michael Irvine, left, and Arlene Gallant-Bernard were the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Tom Moore Award at Prince County Hospital. - Contributed
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Two long-time medical professionals have received recognition for their outstanding service at Prince County Hospital.

Dr. Michael Irvine and Arlene Gallant-Bernard, PCH chief administrative officer, recently received their shared Dr. Tom Moore Award as the 2018 co-recipients.

The award is given out annual to PCH employees or physicians who have given outstanding service, dedication and achievement.

Irvine, an internist, was described by colleague Dr. David Bannon as humble and of high character. He was praised for his dedication to his patients and for being a driving force at the hospital. Irvine has worked in collaboration with the PCH Foundation in preparation for his annual Friendship Run for PCH.

Gallant-Bernard began her career in nursing before transitioning to administrative roles.

Recently, she was named CAO of PCH, Family and Community Medicine and Hospital Services West.

Kelly Wright, director of nursing at PCH, said Gallant-Bernard is an advocate for quality/risk and always looks to improve care at PCH.

“She is a leader, mentor and coach here – a leader who provides support but also allows her other leaders to work autonomously.”

Gallant-Bernard has also been involved with the PCH Foundation, as a member of the volunteer board of directors representing hospital staff.

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