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December 2018

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Enjoying the VHA 80th celebrations – Merri Health CEO Nigel Fidgeon, Kyneton District Health deputy CEO Karen Laing, VHA CEO Tom Symondson, former board chair, Gary Thomas board director Kathy Bell and Star Health CEO Damien Ferrie.

VHA celebrates 80th anniversary

The Victorian Healthcare Association has celebrated its 80th anniversary and annual awards ceremony.

Winners were:

VHA award – Western Health for its Western HealthLinks program;

Workforce innovation award – Merri Health for its strong focus on innovation in a number of its workforce programs;

Innovation in digital health award – the Royal Children’s Hospital for its Victorian children’s tool for observation and response;

Excellence in leadership award – former Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre CEO Dale Fisher;

Patient engagement award – Western Health for its rapid discharge support service;

Innovation in clinical governance award – Kyneton District Health for its best care quality framework.

Earlier, at the VHA annual general meeting, Royal Women’s Hospital CEO Dr Sue Matthews was announced as the new board chair.