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18 Dec 2017

WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis celebrate Highly Commended Award

Congratulations to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis (a research centre located with VIDRL at the Doherty Institute) for their ‘Highly Commended’ placing in the Chief Executive's Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Celebrating Excellence Awards at Melbourne Health. 

The Celebrating Excellence Awards, held annually by Melbourne Health, are a way of acknowledging people who are making a difference, projects which have changed the way they work, and innovations which are delivering the best healthcare for the community.

As part of the evening, the Chief Executive’s Leadership Award recognises outstanding leadership by an individual or team resulting in positive change across Melbourne Health. It recognises an outstanding success, or action, above and beyond the call of duty and an ongoing contribution to Melbourne Health.

Developing viral hepatitis laboratory and surveillance capacity in the Western Pacific Region, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, VIDRL. Names (L-R): Associate Professor Benjamin Cowie (Director, WHOCCVH), Suellen Nicholson, Nicole Romero, Dr Karen Mcculloch, Dr Margaret Littlejohn, Jennifer MacLachlan, Laura Thomas, Ash Qama, Dr Nicole Allard, Chelsea Brown, Dr Mike Catton (Director, VIDRL)
Developing viral hepatitis laboratory and surveillance capacity in the Western Pacific Region, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, VIDRL. Names (L-R): Associate Professor Benjamin Cowie (Director, WHOCCVH), Suellen Nicholson, Nicole Romero, Dr Karen Mcculloch, Dr Margaret Littlejohn, Jennifer MacLachlan, Laura Thomas, Ash Qama, Dr Nicole Allard, Chelsea Brown, Dr Mike Catton (Director, VIDRL)

Congratulations to the winner:

  • Professor Stephen Holt and the Renal Transplant Team. The renal transplant program transforms the lives of patients living with dialysis. The success of this program at the RMH is solely due to the hard work, dedication and teamwork of the Nephrology department, led by Professor Holt.

Highly Commended:

  • Developing viral hepatitis laboratory and surveillance capacity in the Western Pacific Region, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, VIDRL.

And finalists:

  • Acute Medical Unit safety huddle, Acute Medical Unit Leadership Team - Lisa Harvey and Peter Lange
  • Anthony O'Donnell, Divisional Director of Nursing, Neurosciences, Cancer and Infection Medicine
  • Creating a Safe Environment (CASE) - Enough is enough, CASE Committee, NWAMHS
  • Excellence in nursing leadership, Kathleen Kelly, Mid West AMHS
  • Excellence in program support and innovation, Quality, Planning and Innovation (QPI) Team, NWMH
  • The RMH Rehabilitation Flying Faculty, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine­­­­­­­­­­­­

The Celebrating Excellence Awards were presented at the annual event on Friday 24 November at San Remo Ballroom, Carlton North. They recognise individuals and teams who have contributed to Melbourne Heath’s vision to be “First in Care, Research and Learning”.

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