TIM DANIEL has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital and commenced on 1 December 2014. Tim joined Ramsay Health Care in February 2009 as CEO of Kareena Private Hospital and following a successful first stage redevelopment of that hospital, Tim became the CEO of Westmead Private Hospital in July 2011. During his time at Westmead, Tim recruited a number of key VMOs, increased the theatre capacity, and introduced a robotic surgery program. Under Tim’s leadership, Westmead has weathered many challenges and improved its performance and is well positioned for future growth. For an interim period until a replacement for Tim can be recruited, Tim will maintain involvement in Westmead to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. ANTHONY BIRD has been appointed Commercial Manager of the Cairns Group of Hospitals. Anthony is a Cairns local with extensive commercial management experience in local and regional councils, as well as past experience in health services finance management. KIM GRANGER has been appointed Director of Clinical Services for Southern Highlands Private Hospital effective 1 December 2014. Prior to this appointment, Kim was the Clinical Services Manager responsible for the operational management of all ward-based services including oncology. Kim has worked at Southern Highlands Private since 1999 and has a sound understanding of the needs of the patients, staff and the doctors. Kim has a Bachelor of Applied Science Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (midwifery). More recently Kim completed the Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. PAUL MCKENNA has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of Figtree Private Hospital while the current CEO David Crowe focuses on the Wollongong Private Hospital project which is due to complete in early 2016. Most recently Paul has been the Peri Operative Services Manager at Southern Highlands Private Hospital. He completed the Ramsay Future Leaders program in 2010 and a Masters of Business Administration in 2011. More recently Paul has completed a Diploma of Human Resource Management. Paul has a strong background in Medical/ Surgical hospitals and previously spent 5 years of his career working at Figtree Private Hospital. JOHN SUTHERLAND has been appointed Chief Information Officer for Ramsay Health Care Australia. John comes to Ramsay with a broad range of experience at the senior executive level both in Australia and internationally. John most recently was employed as the Chief Information Officer at Cochlear Limited providing strategic planning, vendor engagement, programme management and operational support of the systems and processes necessary in a multinational company. He commences on Monday, 8 December and will be based in the Sydney. JUDY BEAZLEY has been appointed to the position of Director of Clinical Services at Noosa Hospital and commenced in November. Judy has most recently been the Director of Hospital Support Services at Greenslopes Private Hospital, a position she has held for the last three years. She has been employed by Ramsay Health Care for nine years. Judy has significant operational management experience as well as expertise in performance improvement, human resources, and quality and safety. She brings with her strong leadership and interpersonal skills. 14 The Ramsay Way - 2014 | 04 One-in-five adult Malaysians over 30 years is diabetic meaning 3.6 million Malaysians are affected by diabetes. On World Diabetes Day Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) organized the SJMC Run, a community driven event that emphasizes the need for increased physical activity to help prevent diabetes and its complications. Echoing the nation’s recently launched FitMalaysia campaign; SJMC Run saw great support from the community. People from all walks of life gathered together early Sunday morning for the run which was flagged off by YB Hannah Yeoh, Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly & ADUN for Subang Jaya. “The SJMC Run is a great way to create awareness in the community on the need for a healthy lifestyle. This is our way of reaching out and educating our communities to take an active role in managing their own health. This is vital as Malaysia is one of the top countries in Southeast Asia affected by Obesity and Diabetes”, said Dr Vasuhi Murugiah, CEO of Subang Jaya Medical Centre. “We now recognise that even making just a few changes in our lifestyle today can improve the quality of our lives as we grow older”, she added. The SJMC Run is divided into two main categories - a 3km fun run for families around the scenic Subang Jaya Lake and a 7km run for serious runners. The champions of all 6 sub categories under the 7km run received cash prize of RM1000 each. 2nd and 3rd place winners each received a Samsung Galaxy Tab and Lenovo smart phones respectively. Free health screening was also conducted by Subang Jaya Medical Centre after the run The SJMC Run attracted 1500 participants with the oldest being 83 years of age and the youngest 2 years old. Ms Yong Lai Mee, SJMC’s Manager of Diabetes Care Services and the organizing Chairperson for the SJMC Run said: “Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and healthy lifestyle is important because it helps to prevent or delay the disease onset. Experts recommend exercise 30 minutes daily to increase insulin sensitivity, reduce cholesterol level and maintain a healthy body weight. Often, time constraint has deterred many people complying to the recommendation. However, the return of time investment in exercise is good health, a return which is greater than wealth". Raising awareness of breast cancer Studies show that one in every 20 women in Malaysia are at risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. Around 4000 women are diagnosed each year and it occurs mostly in women aged between 35 and 60 with 40% affected aged below 50. Breast cancer is a major global health problem and the leading cause of death among women of all ethnic backgrounds. Each year, an estimated 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed worldwide. Although rare, men can also develop breast cancer. To create awareness on the high rate of breast cancer, Ramsay Sime Darby’s Subang Jaya Medical Centre recently launched the I LOVE PINK 2014 campaign in conjunction with International Breast Cancer Awareness. A flash mob performance by staff of SJMC, RSDH College students and breast cancer survivors during the launch entertained the audience and added to the fun atmosphere. According to Dr Vasuhi Murugiah, CEO of Subang Jaya Medical Centre, I LOVE PINK is dedicated to celebrating life, spreading awareness and going pink in support of the fight against breast cancer. "Cancer is life journey that pushes one to live to the fullest. The word cancer alone is enough to send shivers down one’s spine. However with the I LOVE PINK campaign SJMC wants women of all ages to come together as one to spread the word on the importance of health screening and early detection.” RAMSAYSIMEDARBY Beyond the miles, beating diabetes! MOVEMENTS&APPOINTMENTS EBOLA preparedness The recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus in West Africa has highlighted the need to increase awareness and prepare for the possibility of travellers or health personnel who have returned from West Africa presenting to Ramsay hospitals with symptoms of infection. All Ramsay hospitals have been provided with resources, checklist, and guides and latest updates which monitor the situation nationally and internationally. In addition, measures to ensure our staff are safe have been considered and actioned. Guidance has been provided on personal protective equipment to be used and can be sourced as required.
The Ramsay Way - Summer 2014
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