Innovation and Excellence Recognised Across UnitingCare Health

04-11-2015
The exceptional level of service and innovation across all UnitingCare Health facilities was showcased at the 2015 Innovation and Excellence Awards on 30 October.

2015 Innovation&Excellence Awards smallSpeaking at the eighth annual award ceremony at Victoria Park Golf Complex, UnitingCare Health Executive Director Richard Royle said the individuals and teams nominated for the awards were truly inspiring and illustrated the innovative and outstanding work being achieved by staff at UnitingCare Health hospitals and group services.

“These awards are about recognising vision, leadership, innovation and service and I am very proud that our staff are not only achieving excellence in clinical and non-clinical outcomes but are implementing initiatives that will make a real difference for our patients in the future.

“It is a pleasure to formally recognise the outstanding achievements of our staff across the organisation.

“Congratulations to all the individual and team winners and nominees who have so strongly displayed the UnitingCare Health values of Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together and Leading through Learning in everything they do in the workplace,” Richard said.

Awards were presented in six categories:

  1. Excellence in Patient Outcomes
  2. Outstanding Service to Others
  3. Visionary Leadership
  4. Innovation for Success
  5. Environmental Sustainability for the Future
  6. Living Values

2015 Innovation & Excellence Winners

Excellence in Patient Outcomes sponsored by Hesta

  1. A multifaceted approach to reducing patient falls  – St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital -  Winner
  2. Project GIST – St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital – The SAWMH Allied Health team -Finalist

Innovation for Success sponsored by Cerner

  1. Wesley Hospital Student Centre – The Wesley Hospital - Winner
  2. Afternoon Snapshot  – The Wesley Hospital –  Finalist
  3. Wesley Breast Screening Program Digital Transformation – The Wesley Hospital –  Finalist

Outstanding Service to Others sponsored by Remserv

  1. CARPS – Creating a responsive professional service – St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital -Winner

Visionary Leadership sponsored by Griffith Business School

  1. Noel Kahler Leadership Program –The Wesley Hospital –  Winner
  2. Quality e-Learning Package – The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital –  Finalist

Environmental Sustainability for the Future sponsored by Cleanaway

  1. Using Community Connections to reuse and recycle hospital waste which meet community needs – The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital – Winner
  2. Degradable Landfill Plastic bags – The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital –  Finalist
  3. DVT Sleeve Remanufacturing Programme – UnitingCare Queensland Group Procurement –  Finalist

Achievement of Excellence in Living Values

  1. Rae Priaulx – St Stephen’s Hospital - Winner
  2. 2014 Graduate Nurse Team – St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital - Finalist
    • Josephine Aganon
    • Jessica Phillips
    • Emma Porter
    • Rebecca Richards
    • Claire Stewart
  3. Rob Broomhall – The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital - Finalist
  4. Connie Cross – UnitingCare Health Group - Finalist
  5. Donna Shanks – The Wesley Hospital - Finalist

Special Commendation Award
Dr Monica Trujillo
– The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and St Stephen’s Hospital – for medical engagement supporting Electronic Medical Record adoption