The BC Cancer Excellence Awards provide an opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring people and teams who help ensure that British Columbians receive world-class, patient-centred cancer screening, treatment and support, and benefit from new discoveries that are helping change the face of cancer.
Satnam Sidhu is a clinical coordinator, Oncology Nutrition at BC Cancer – Victoria. She is the winner of this year's BC Cancer Excellence Award in the category of Patient Care Champion, nominated by staff.
A Patient Care Champion is a staff member or physician who helps improve patients' experience, quality of life, quality of care and/or knowledge of the cancer system – either directly or indirectly. They show compassion, ingenuity and leadership, an act as a role model for others.
Satnam Sidhu is recognized by her colleagues for her exceptional leadership and commitment to patient care.
As a clinical dietitian and coordinator, Satnam consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that each patient receives personalized and evidence-based nutrition therapy, reflecting her genuine care and dedication to their well-being.
Satnam is well respected for her extensive contributions to the fields of clinical nutrition, patient-centered research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to improving the well-being of both patients and staff.
One individual shared, "Satnam's tireless dedication to her patients and her advocacy for diverse and inclusive care models have significantly enhanced the patient experience, fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for all."
As co-chair of the BC Cancer-Victoria Indigenous Cultural Safety Committee, Satnam has been instrumental in creating a culturally safe space for Indigenous patients and their families. Her efforts to promote understanding and respect for Indigenous experiences have led to a more welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all patients seeking care at BC Cancer-Victoria.
Congratulations Satnam, on being recognized as this year's Patient Care Champion, nominated by staff.
Satnam Sidhu receiving her Excellence Award from BC Cancer's Dr. Kim Chi, executive vice president and chief medical officer, and Tracy Irwin, chief operating officer at the 2023 BC Cancer Summit awards dinner on Nov. 17, 2023.