Winning design chosen for CF Health Services Group logo contest

A multi coloured diamond shaped logo with a centre graphic a snake entwined in around a triangle with a rod down the middle.
This logo will represent the important work being done by the Patient Safety program and will contribute to the increasing awareness of patient safety among personnel.

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Corporal Isabelle Pelchat submitted the winning design to the Canadian Forces Health Services Group’s Patient Safety program logo contest. The goal of the contest, launched DND-wide in October 2016, was to find a logo to represent its Patient Safety program and its projects and initiatives.

This logo will represent the important work being done by the Patient Safety program and will contribute to the increasing awareness of patient safety among personnel. Designs were judged on criteria such as creativity, reproducibility, and accuracy.

CF Health Services Group would like to congratulate the winner and thank those who participated in the contest. All of the submissions demonstrated an enthusiasm and understanding of patient safety. The enthusiasm this contest generated for the Patient Safety program and for patient care encourages Health Services Group personnel to continue to work toward their ultimate goal: to implement a culture of high-level patient safety awareness.

And the winner is… Corporal Isabelle Pelchat for her winning design in the Patient Safety Logo Design Contest! Here we learn a little more about the thoughts behind her winning design.

Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: I am a dental technician at 1st Dental Unit Detachment Greenwood, N.S. I’ve been a dental technician in the [Canadian Armed Forces] since I completed my training at College Boreal in 2012. Before that, I was a weather technician for six years and completed a deployment to Afghanistan.

Q: Why did you join the CAF?
A: I first joined 11 years ago for the challenge that a job in the CAF would bring me, and I stayed because I found a career and stable job that I loved doing.

Q: What was your thought process behind the logo?
A: With the design of this logo, I wanted both medical and dental professionals to be able to identify themselves in it. I wanted the logo to accurately represent both sides. I combined both units’ colors in a diamond symbol, which represents safety. The Delta represents the dental service and the rod of Asclepius represents the medical service. The logo symbolizes that everyone is working together towards the same objective of safe patient care. This is important in the design because patient safety means that these professionals are always striving towards providing high-quality care.

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