This year, FrieslandCampina Foodservice organised the election of the healthcare worker of the year for the first time. The aim of the election is to create exposure for positive stories in healthcare institutions and offer a stage for healthcare workers.
From 8 February to 19 March 2017, over 300 healthcare workers were nominated on the website www.voedingindezorg.nl (Dutch) for the title ‘Healthcare worker of the year 2017’. An independent jury selected 10 finalists. In April everyone could vote for their favourite candidate on the website of Voeding in de Zorg (Nutrition in Healthcare).
On the 10th of May, the winner, Henrieke de Vries who works at IJsselheem (a healthcare institution) location De Amandelboom, received the title ‘Healthcare worker of the Year 2017’. A surprise festive ceremony was held for her, and a great number of employees and residents of IJsselheem were present. The winner was honoured by the Board of Directors of IJsselheem. Finally, all attendees toasted to Henrieke to celebrate her title.
About Voeding in de Zorg
In April 2016 FrieslandCampina launched ‘Voeding in de Zorg’ (Nutrition in Healthcare). This is an online platform for healthcare workers about nutrition. Read more about Voeding in de Zorg on their (Dutch) website: www.voedingindezorg.nl.