MOVEMENTS&APPOINTMENTS SPRING 2013 TRW 11 Greenslopes Private Hospital Physician appointed Head of Medicine On July 1 this year, Ramsay entered into a new five year Global partnership agreement with Baxter Healthcare. Along with Ansell and ConMed Linvatec, this is the third Global partnership agreement for the Group. As a Global partner, Ramsay will not only receive best in market pricing in any country we operate in, but will ultimately standardise pricing across the Group to the lowest pricing available across all markets. Through product rationalisation, reduced pricing and increased rebates, the new Baxter agreement will provide substantial savings in year one and additional savings in each subsequent year of the agreement. The Ramsay Global partnership strategy is to combine the Groups buying power and work with multi-national Group HR have developed a 2013 Calendar, including themes for each month to help you plan your site’s Wellness Program and activities. Below is a snapshot of the calendar. To download the Calendar along with tools and resources for conducting activities and promotions this year, visit Group HR’s intranet page or contact Jette Oliver-Klanke (oliverklankej@ ramsayhealth.com.au). The Calendar has been designed to assist Wellness Coordinators and Site Champions in organising activities at each site. The calendar includes focus on some key events, as well as overall themes for each month. suppliers to break down market barriers and standardise product costs across the Group. Companies that commit to Global agreements will have priority over any other local supply agreements in any country Ramsay operates in. Petra Snelleman has been appointed the new CEO of Warringal Private Hospital. Petra has been with Ramsay since 2005 when she was appointed as CEO of Albert Road Clinic. In 2008, Petra was appointed as CEO of both The Avenue and Masada Private Hospitals. Warringal is currently undergoing a $55 million development which will effectively double the size of its theatre complex and add 60+ beds to the campus. Petra will begin her new role as CEO of Warringal Private Hospital on 26 September 2013. Dr Daniel Heredia has been appointed to the role of Director of Medial Services at Hollywood Private Hospital. Prior to this role he worked at Hollywood Private Hospital for a number of years as a medical registrar and subsequent to that, as the Deputy Director of Medical Services. He has also completed further studies in business administration and public health, and gained senior management experience working for a federal Government agency. Baxter/Ramsay partnership Employee Benefits & Wellness Program Calendar 2013 Month Theme September 30 Days of Kindness October (Not so) Secret Women’s Business & Mental Health month November Men, Sheds and Other Mysteries December Find your Tribe Rebecca gives back to nurses in appreciation Greenslopes Private Hospital gastroenterologist Professor Darrell Crawford has been appointed the new Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. He commenced in the role on 1 September 2013. A leading researcher, clinician and educator, Professor Crawford has made major contributions to the School over recent years, both in his current role as Acting Head of the School of Medicine and in previous roles as Head of the Clinical School at Greenslopes Private Hospital and Head of the Discipline of Medicine at UQ. Professor Crawford is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and his research is focused in the fields of iron metabolism and liver disease, and he has received multiple National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. Professor Crawford is currently the President of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver. His previous leadership roles include being President of The Gastroenterology Society of Australia, Chairman of The Australian Liver Association, and Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Professor Crawford secured this position after a global search and amid robust international competition. UQ Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean Professor Nicholas Fisk said he is delighted to have secured a clinical scientist and leader of his calibre to lead the University’s largest and most prestigious school. Hollywood Private Hospital’s Donaldson Ward was presented with four new iPads at a special morning tea from former patient Rebecca Lenzo in appreciation of the care she received by its staff. In 2010, Rebecca was diagnosed at the age of 20 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Rebecca began her treatment at Hollywood as an outpatient until she was able to have a stem cell transplant and was admitted as an inpatient on the Donaldson Ward. Thankfully, the transplant was successful and at present Rebecca is in remission and is working part-time. Rebecca became very close to the nursing staff on Donaldson Ward throughout her long stay. She was always extremely positive throughout her treatment and as soon as she was well enough, became involved in fundraising efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Western Australia (LFWA). Issuing a permit to work? Following the release of the NSGM (National Safety Manual) and subsequent information sessions held; a number of facility Safety Coordinators voiced some concern that personnel currently issuing high risk work permits (hot works, asbestos works, electrical works, works at height etc) may not necessarily have a good understanding of the risks involved with work being undertaken for which the permit has been issued. The Permit System is an inherent safety management process that is critical to the safe management of high risk work. There have been many serious incidents in industry where the root cause is directly attributable to the breakdown of this system. As such the National Safety Team (NST) felt that with the release of the NSGM and revised Permit forms that this was an opportune time to address this potential gap in knowledge of relative facility personnel. An external Registered Training Organisation has been sourced who will run workshops on NST’s behalf for facility personnel in NSW who are currently responsible for issuing permits and who require instruction on the conditions associated with permit issuing. The session held over one day covers the following: confined space awareness; safe work at heights awareness, hot work permits and asbestos. The response has been very positive and sessions are now being organised in all jurisdictions. National Safety Policy Updated The Ramsay National Safety, Return to Work (Rehabilitation) and Zero Tolerance Policies are all due for review in 2013. This review has been completed and the new policies are being finalised for release shortly. Our Safety, Community and Environment Policy will now be known only as the “Safety Policy” and has been amended to be aligned to the harmonised jurisdictions together with the overarching obligations of Western Australia and Victoria. Look out for these new policies which must be displayed in all facility foyers and endorsed by the facility CEO.
The Ramsay Way Spring 2013
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