Employee Spotlight: Michael Farmer

The completion of the Casey Hospital Expansion Project is a major milestone for the entire organisation. 

With construction complete, we are recognising and celebrating the ways many teams from across Monash Health prepared, consulted, planned, and adapted to the changes. 

“The General Medicine program at Casey Hospital has been outstanding in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Andrew Perta, Casey Hospital General Manager. “A/Prof Farmer and the entire team have been very impressive in how they’ve adapted to the ever-changing and challenging situation.” 

A/Prof Michael Farmer, Unit Head, General Medicine, Casey Hospital 

For those who have yet to visit, the new Casey Hospital is state-of-the-art. It is bright, spacious, and has views! 

Since Casey Hospital opened in 2005, we have constantly evolved and expanded. The last six months, and the last six weeks, in particular, have been transformational. We have seen the seamless implementation of EMR and the relocation of acute medical wards into the new tower. 

The rapid expansion of on-site services, all upon the backdrop of COVID-19 uncertainties, has been challenging to say the least. It has been very professionally rewarding as well, and the Junior Medical Staff and Senior Medical Staff have been impressive in their ability to embrace change and adapt to new protocols and models of care. 

The achievements at Casey Hospital have been a testament to the meticulous planning from all levels of the organisation. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work closely with dedicated multidisciplinary teams from across Casey. It has been collaborative and supportive. 

The future has always been bright at Casey as it was always positioned for expansion in the rapidly growing south-east corridor. As new services and specialties come on board, we are able to provide excellent care to a greater proportion of our regional population. 

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Authorised by David Ballantyne

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