MOVEMENTS & APPOINTMENTS WESLEY CARTER has recently commenced as CEO at Frances Perry House in Melbourne. Ramsay is currently going through a tender process for the lease for Frances Perry House with the outcome to be decided in early 2018. Wesley has a strong background in management of both public and private hospitals. He is an experienced healthcare manager with a career spanning 20 years. He has held CEO positions in the public system, community based not-for-profit health and aged care organisations and for the last three years in metropolitan private hospitals. Wesley is a current accreditation surveyor with the ACHS and holds a Master of Health Services Management and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management. ANDREW TOME has been appointed to the position of Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Hollywood Private Hospital. Andrew has over 20 years commercial experience in Australia and overseas. He was appointed to the position of Director of Finance & Corporate Services at Ramsay’s Peel Health Campus in July 2015 where he has led the hospital’s corporate services function. Through his collaborative and structured leadership approach, Andrew has made significant improvements across all areas of his responsibility, in addition to being a key member of the Peel hospital executive team. Andrew’s scope of responsibilities at Hollywood will include Finance, WA Billing Hub, Health Information Services, and Supply and Administrative Services. PAULA WHITTAKER has been appointed to the position of Commercial Manager, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital. Paula was previously the Commercial Manager for Caloundra and Nambour Private Hospitals on the Sunshine Coast. Paula joined Ramsay five years ago from Healthscope Victoria and quickly became a cohesive member of the Ramsay Sunshine Coast executive team, splitting her time between the two facilities. During that time, Paula developed the Sunshine Coast Billing Hub to initially provide billing services for all four Sunshine Coast facilities. More recently, under Paula’s leadership, the Hub has taken on the three Cairns facilities and will further expand to take on North West Brisbane and Rockhampton. MELANIE GATES has been appointed CEO at Albury Wodonga Private Hospital. She brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience, holding senior leadership positions in both the private and government sectors. Most recently she has been a member of the Executive team at Joondalup Health Campus – one of Western Australia’s largest hospitals. In this capacity she has been pivotal in driving strategy, innovation and improvement across the hospital. Through her collaborative and structured leadership approach Melanie has achieved a strong track record in successfully implementing critical hospital change programs to support safety, quality and operational efficiencies. Prior to working with Joondalup Health Campus she worked in senior level business and strategy consulting roles and it is this experience, coupled with her health background that she will bring to this appointment. JENNIFER FREELAND has been appointed to the position of Director of Clinical Services Port Macquarie Private Hospital. Jennifer was previously at Noosa Hospital where she has been Assistant Director Quality, Clinical Risk and Perioperative Services. Prior to this she was the Nurse Unit Manager of a 35 bed medical/surgical ward with a High Dependence Unit and Day Oncology Unit at Noosa Hospital. She has been with Ramsay Health Care for the last 17 years. Her previous clinical experience was in rural and remote areas of South West Queensland where she was employed in the public sector as a Director of Nursing gaining varied clinical skills. Jennifer is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Deakin University. ROBERT MOSS has been appointed to the position of Commercial Manager, Caloundra and Nambour Selangor Private Hospitals (Sunshine Coast). Robert has performed the role of Accountant at John Flynn Private Hospital since 2014 where he has gained valuable experience in the private health care setting. Robert is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters of Commerce and a Grad Diploma of Education. It is great to see an internal applicant like Robert advancing within the organisation, Robert also wanted to acknowledge Rob Prasad at John Flynn for his mentorship. 18 The Ramsay Way 2017 | 02 RAMSAY PEOPLE Johnson & Johnson’s Midwife of the Year Western Australia Alana Matson, Midwife at Peel Health Campus, has been named the 2017 Johnson & Johnson Midwife of the year for WA. The hospital and Johnson & Johnson held a joint morning tea on International Midwives Day to recognise her win in the state category. The patient who nominated Alana described her as “full of energy and love” and as a woman who “puts her heart and soul” into her job. Alana was thrilled with her win and added that a great relationship with patients and families was the special ingredient to make a good midwife. “It’s important to remember that even though we do this every day our patients don’t. We need to give them the best and most memorable experience, because it doesn’t matter if it’s your first or fifth baby, this moment changes your life forever, and these families remember this day forever.” “Midwives are people who care about others, communicate well and offer guidance, support and work great as a team”, added Alana. The hospital is delighted with Alana’s achievement. Maternity Clinical Nurse Manager Rebecca Cronin added that Alana was an exceptional midwife. “This award is truly well deserved. Alana is an amazing midwife. Her passion and commitment to patients and families is outstanding and we are very proud to have her as part of our team.” Peel midwife Alana Matson named J&J WA Midwife of the Year. Barbara Maguire (centre) with the Maternity Ward team from North Shore Private Hospital. Peel Health Campus Director of Clinical Services Di Barr recently awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award by the WA Nursery and Midwifery Association. RAISING THE BAR FOR EXCELLENCE Peel Health Campus’s Director of Clinical Services Di Barr has recently been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. The awards were an opportunity to publicly recognise and celebrate the achievements of nurses and midwives who have made an outstanding contribution to the nursing and midwifery profession. The awards are also a source of inspiration for nurses and midwives to achieve excellence in providing care to the community. Di said she was honoured and humbled in receiving her accolade. “I felt very honoured. The calibre of all of the nurses who were nominated was extraordinary. All the nominees do such great work in improving the health outcomes for Western Australians every day. It was a great privilege to receive the award on the night. Di added that she felt her success was due to embracing the Ramsay Way and investing in people. “At Ramsay we connect with our motto “People Caring for People”. Fundamentally if you invest in your workforce and provide a supportive environment you get the best from people.” “The nursing and midwifery team at Peel are very driven to ensure that the patient and the family are central to everything they do. My plans for the future are to further engage consumers, patients and families in evaluating how we provide healthcare with the ultimate aim of further improving the patient experience”.
The Ramsay Way - Winter 2017
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