Chief Medical Officer Honoured for Excellence
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health has been named the 2020 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
Dr. Robert Strang will receive the medal as a public administrator who exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment.
Lieutenant-Governor Arthur LeBlanc said, “Throughout his career, Dr. Strang has placed the health of Nova Scotians at the forefront of his work, developing and implementing policies with our well-being in mind.” The Vice Regal added, “His commitment to the health of all Nova Scotians has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a most deserving recipient of this year's award.”
Dr. Strang has been chief medical officer of health for more than a decade.
Strang said, “I'm honoured to receive this recognition during such a challenging year. While it's my face you see and voice you hear when it comes to the COVID-19 response in Nova Scotia, I represent the hard work of hundreds of skilled professionals whose commitment and dedication to public service is truly inspiring. This award is for them, too.”
The Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration is presented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, who serves as its patron. Thirty-three individuals have been awarded the prestigious medal since 1986.
Premier Stephen McNeil says, “It has been a privilege to have Dr. Strang by my side - six feet away, that is - throughout this pandemic.” McNeil added, “I have sought and trusted Dr. Strang's advice in making the difficult decisions that affect us all. That advice comes from a sound foundation that he calls the three C's — caring, compassion and community. What an appropriate reflection of Nova Scotians' values.”
For more information on the Lieutenant-Governor's Award go to https://www.ipacnovascotia.ca/lg-awards.
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