Chief Executive's Column

Member of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Board Director Mary Draper and Associate Professor Larry McNicol who both received Member of the Order of Australia awards.

Our energetic and passionate Board Director Mary Draper AM has been a driving force for patient centred care at Austin Health and across the Victorian Health system.

She has been recognised for significant service to community health as a consumer advocate through contributions to delivery standards and governance and to stakeholder engagement.

Trail-blazing Associate Professor Larry McNicol AM helped develop Austin Health's liver transplant unit and was involved in the first liver transplant.

He has been recognised for his for significant service to medicine, particularly in the fields of anaesthesia, liver transplantation and transfusion medicine.

We thank them both for their unique contribution to the Austin Health and our community.

International Women's Day Awards

I am delighted to announce the upcoming international Women's Day (IWD) celebrations at Austin Health.

This will be a unique celebration recognising the outstanding contribution of our female employees.

As part of the celebrations we are inviting you to nominate an inspiring woman you know for the new Austin Health IWD awards.

So I want you to ask yourself, do I work with someone whose unique qualities and contributions set them apart from others?

If you've answered yes, then I strongly encourage you to nominate them.

The winners will be announced at our new IWD events being held on Thursday 8 March 2018. More details will be shared on the HUB in the coming weeks.

New Chief Operations Officer Shelley Castree-Croad

Please join me in welcoming our new Chief Operating Officer Shelley Castree-Croad to Austin Health. She joins us from her most recent role as acting Chief Executive Officer and DON of Calvary Hospital in the ACT.

Her previous experience includes time as the General Manager of Horsnby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in Sydney and Site Manager for Ryde Hospital.

Shelley has also led the Divisions of Medicine, Emergency and ICU and Surgery and Anaesthetics in different organisations.

You can read more about Shelley in the next Shining Light column in two weeks' time.

Hope you all have a good week ahead.

Sue Shilbury
Chief Executive