Saint Elizabeth earns hometown honours for high quality and service

Saint Elizabeth Health Care is proud to receive the 2016 Business Excellence award for high quality and service. The awards were presented by the Markham Board of Trade on November 10 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa.

Saint Elizabeth is a national not-for-profit health organization dedicated to changing lives, health care and society for the better. In the past decade, its award-winning team has delivered 50 million health care visits across Canada, including in family homes, hospitals, long-term care, and community settings.

“Our vision is to honour the human face of health care and that takes an incredible team effort,” said Shirlee Sharkey, CEO of Saint Elizabeth. “We would like to dedicate this award to our 8,000 employees, locally and across the country, who bring their best every day.”

As Canada’s largest social enterprise, Saint Elizabeth is also well known for its social innovation and technology leadership. The organization partners with innovation hubs such as York Region’s ventureLAB to deliver quality health care and drive better patient outcomes.

Presented by the Markham Board of Trade, the Business Excellence Awards are Markham's annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit, success, and business ingenuity. 


  • Saint Elizabeth employs close to 1,000 people in the York Region area and more than 8,000 nationwide.

  • The organization conducts regular client surveys through an independent research firm and consistently receives high quality scores with 97% willing to refer Saint Elizabeth to family and friends.
  • In 2015, Saint Elizabeth achieved the country’s top honour, the Canada Order of Excellence, for innovation, excellence and wellness.

Saint Elizabeth is a national health care provider that has been opening the door to new possibilities and care experiences for more than a century. Recognized as Canada’s largest social enterprise, we employ 8,000 people and visit 18,000 clients every day. With Elizz, our breakthrough brand dedicated to all things caregiving, we are bringing fresh thinking, exceptional services and positive change to caregivers nationally. Through the Saint Elizabeth Research Centre, our Health Career Colleges and the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, we are helping to make the future of health care brighter and stronger. Learn more at and or find us on social media.

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