Some of our strongest contributors were honoured at the 2019 Monash Health Awards ceremony this afternoon.
Monash Health Board Chair Dipak Sanghvi presented the awards, with Chief Executive Andrew Stripp MC-ing the event and announcing the winners. The latter was ably assisted by Anjali Dhulia and Carlos Scheinkestel, and described the event as a time to pause and reflect on the many achievements of people throughout Monash Health.
“I always feel humbled and thankful to be in a room with so many dedicated and talented professionals,” he said.
“Although it’s a busy time across Monash Health, particularly with EMR almost here, I’m pleased that we have taken this time to celebrate the incredible work that takes place across our health service.
“Our strategic intent is to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence, and this intent is clearly demonstrated by those in this room, finalists and winners alike.
“This year we received a large number of extremely impressive nominations and the range – from across the incredible breadth of our service – included mental health, research, compassion, quality and safety, Aboriginal health, LGBTIQ, women’s health and more.
“I would like to congratulate all of our finalists. While the nature of an awards ceremony means that not everyone can walk away with a certificate, all your work is deserving.”
With many examples of innovation and excellent care, in addition to these internal awards, Monash Health was well-placed to submit 11 strong nominations to the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. The outcome of these submissions will be known when finalists are announced in early October.
*Keep an eye out for the full photo gallery of the event, which will be uploaded tomorrow
Monash Health Awards 2019
Award Group 1: Improving public health
Award Category: Improving maternal, child and family health
Winners: Frauke Lever, Gavin Clifton, Angel Lee and Julie Thwaites.
For ‘Enhancing ultrasound care to improve perinatal outcomes’
Award Category: Excellence in women’s health
Winners: Dr Alice Stewart, A/Prof Ryan Hodges, A/Prof Charles Barfield
For ‘Keeping mothers and babies together: a better way of assessing sepsis risk’
Award Category: Excellence in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians
Winners: Kirsten Yates, Adj Prof Melissa Casey & All aRT staff
For: ‘Promoting recovery and trauma treatment in public health’
Award Category: Improving integration of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions
Winners: Dr Atul Malhotra, Dr Catherine Machipisa and the Early Neurodevelopment Clinic Team
For: ‘Screening high risk infants at risk of cerebral palsy’
Award Category: Excellence in public sector aged care
Winners: Fiona McAlinden, Jacinta Re, Justine Little and Jaye Toulson.
For: ‘Guardianship in Hospitals: A Health Services/OPA Pilot Program’
Award Category: Compassionate care award
Winners: Dr Marcela Mautone, Prof Tim Buckenham, Dr Michael Franco, Dr Duncan Syme and Mrs Helen Richards
For: ‘Tunnelled peritoneal catheter for domiciliary drainage of malignant ascites’
Award Group 2: Supporting our diverse communities
Award Category: Supporting healthy populations
Winners: Health Promotion Team
For: ‘Together with local places, influencers and partners we mobilise healthy changes’
Award Category: Excellence in culturally diverse health
Winners: Monash Health Dental Services Team
For: ‘Improving oral health among immigrant primary school students’
Award Category: Improving Aboriginal health
Winners: Andrea Rindt, Tracey Stephens, Isabelle Howard and Andrew Gardiner (CEO – DDACL)
For: ‘Improving Aboriginal maternal health at Monash Health’
Award Category: Supporting LGBTIQ health
Winners: Riki Lane, Jaco Erasmus, Birgit Mumelter, David Colon Cabrera and past and present members of the Community Advisory Panel
For: ‘Nothing about us, without us: Gender Clinic consumer co-design’
Award Category: Whole of hospital model for responding to family violence
Winners: The Family Violence Unit
For: ‘Building a robust system-wide response to family violence’
Award Group 3: Excellence in quality, safety and research
Award Category: Improving healthcare through clinical research
Winners: Jun Yang, Prof Peter Fuller, Dr Morag Young, Dr Jimmy Shen, Dr Renata Libianto, A/Prof Winston Chong, A/Prof Jim Doery, Dr Nicholas Chee, Elise Forbes and Peta Nuttall
For: ‘Precision Medicine for Hypertension: Early Detection of Primary Aldosteronism’
Award Category: Excellence in quality and safety
Winners: Jacquie Taylor, Damien Gilby and the Monash Newborn Team
For: ‘Monash Newborn’s New Ideas Quality Improvement Board’
Award Category: Improving workforce wellbeing and safety
Winners: Jennine Harbrow, Jane McCormick and Irene Razos
For: ‘Portable Duress Alarms – Improving health and safety for our Mobile Workforce’