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Announcing the 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards finalists

Celebrating outstanding leadership, excellence and innovation

After careful judging and deliberations to find the best of the best in our public healthcare system, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

The winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street Melbourne on Monday 13 October 2014.

Awards will be presented by the Premier of Victoria, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Mental Health and the Secretary of the Department of Health. Finalists will receive invitations to attend the gala ceremony via their Chief Executive Officer.

Congratulations to all the 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards finalists

The following table lists the finalists in alphabetical order:

Optimising the health status of Victorians
Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service The Barwon South West survivorship project: Improving the health and wellbeing of survivors of cancer
Incolink 'Drink Safe Mate' binge drinking prevention project
Northern Melbourne Medicare Local, Pfizer Australia, in partnership with Dianella Community Health and Quit Victoria A coordinated approach to tackling smoking rates in a highly populated Arabic speaking community
Excellence in supporting self-managed healthcare
Diabetes Australia - Vic OzDAFNE: A structured self-management program improving biomedical and psychological outcomes for adults with type 1 diabetes
Melbourne Health Reducing chest pain presentations in the emergency department
Monash Health Dandenong Young Adult Diabetes Service: Implementation of patient centred innovation
Excellence in person-centred care
Melbourne Health Innovative physical health program in community mental health
Monash Health Refugee health: Achieving excellence in responsive person-centred care
The Royal Children's Hospital Not just sick kids: Treating patients as people through arts-based learning
Excellence in quality healthcare
Alfred Health A new program for the rapid deployment of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation for the treatment of patients in cardiac arrest
Austin Health Peripheral intravenous line safety initiative
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Implementation of a whole-of-hospital sepsis pathway
Excellence in service provision
Gippsland Lakes Community Health 10 years swimming upstream, look how far we’ve come
Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service and Monash Health Responding to family and patient needs – changing service delivery from hospital to home, family-centred care at its best
Peninsula Health Caring for the homeless on the peninsula
Optimising healthcare through e-health & communications technology
Australian Breastfeeding Association and Small World Social Breastfeeding support project
Monash Health Telemedicine enabling chemotherapy in the home
The Royal Children's Hospital Like! A social approach to optimising child and adolescent health

Ministers' Awards

Outstanding achievement by an individual or team in healthcare
Ambulance Victoria Emergency and health response to the Hazelwood open cut mine fire
Austin Health Deteriorating Patient Leadership Team
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre BRCA Genotyping Project: rewriting the ovarian cancer rules
Outstanding achievement by an individual or team in mental healthcare
Barwon Health Eating Disorder Service
Forensicare Julie Dempsey
Private hospital excellence
Cabrini Health Limited Emergency department follow-up phone call service
Epworth HealthCare Group C.A.R.E: multidisciplinary falls prevention intervention program for a rehabilitation setting
St John of God Ballarat Hospital Emergency health services admission availability in the Grampians Region
Mental health educator excellence

There are no highly commended entries for 2014. The winner of this Award will be announced at the gala ceremony.

Mental health employer excellence
CitiPower and Powercor Mental Health Program: awareness, prevention and early intervention
Clean Force Property Services A sustainable social enterprise
Lend Lease Mental health campaign
Health Lifetime Achievement Award

The Health Lifetime Achievement awardees will be notified through their CEOs office.

Health Leaders' Awards

Premier's Award for advancing healthcare – putting patients first
Melbourne Health, Monash Health, Austin Health, Melbourne Private, Eastern Health, Western Health, Victorian Tissue Typing and Immunogenetics Service Coordination of Australia’s largest paired kidney exchange
Monash Health Emergency Care Team: Bottom up meets top down leadership to revolutionise emergency care
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Nutrition Project Working Group
Minister for Health's Award for achieving a highly capable & engaged workforce
Austin Health Dr Andrew Scanlon - Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
cohealth and the University of Melbourne REACH: A student led primary care initiative, delivered through a unique partnership between students, cohealth and the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Western Health The Registered Training Organisation Team
Minister for Mental Health's Award for delivering innovative alcohol & drug or mental healthcare
Eastern Health Acute Aged Persons Mental Health Unit (South Ward)
Monash Health Dr Melissa Casey and Professor David Clarke, Agile Psychological Medicine Team
UnitingCare ReGen Methamphetamine Project - ReGen Withdrawal Services Team
Secretary's Award for improving patient outcomes and patient experience
Barwon Health, Alfred Health and The Royal Children's Hospital Collaborating to improve regional critical care: Saving lives
Monash Health Interventional Radiology Team: Leading an image guided venous access port service
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Cardiopulmonary Prehabilitation Clinic at Peter Mac: Turning the humble exercise bike into a cancer fighting machine

Premier's Health Service of the Year Awards

Primary health service of the year
There are no highly commended entries for 2014. The winner of this Award will be announced at the gala ceremony.
Rural health service of the year
West Wimmera Health Service
Yarrawonga Health
Regional health service of the year
Echuca Regional Health
Northeast Health Wangaratta
Metropolitan health service of the year
Alfred Health
Dental Health Services Victoria
Eastern Health
Western Health