July 9, 2019

Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards

This morning, Northern Health celebrated the fourth Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards.

In this round of awards, there was a record number of 77 nominations, making it very difficult for the Executive Judging Panel to choose just one winner for each category.

The six categories are; Clinical Excellence – a clinician or clinical team generous with knowledge, who instils confidence in patients and colleagues, and achieves the best patient experience outcomes; Patient Experience – an individual or team who has made a significant achievement in improving the care experience, including showing kindness and compassion towards a patient or their family; Excellence in Safety – an individual or team who has assisted in making Northern Health safer for patients, visitors or staff; Innovation – a team or individual who implemented a better way to deliver care or service through a new idea or initiative; Above and Beyond – an individual who has gone above and beyond in providing care or support to a patient, family or work colleague; and Rising Star – a staff member recognised as having great potential to grow and develop in their career at Northern Health.

Chief Executive, Siva Sivarajah said, “Our Quarterly Awards are a wonderful way to acknowledge staff who exemplify a strong and positive workplace culture, are committed to providing great patient care, and whose actions align with our values across the six award categories.”

“To see so many nominations highlights the amazing work our staff do day in and day out,” he continued.

And the winners are…

  1. Clinical Excellence – Claire Michel, Medicine


  1. Patient Experience – Yvonne Cartwright and Andrea Wilson (Team), RECIPE – Residential in Reach


  1. Excellence in Safety – Clare McCarthy, Project Management Office/HRO Transformation Unit


  1. Innovation – Simon Bertoli, People and Culture


  1. Above and Beyond – Thi Hang Nga Nguyen, Ward 4 – Unit B


  1. Rising Star – Alvin Shae, Medicine – Aged Care

“Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to our award sponsors – Maxxia and BankVic for your continued support,” Siva said.

Featured image left to right: Tim Bond and Daniella Ghiri from Maxxia, Clare McCarthy, Thi Hang Nga Nguyen, Simon Bertoli, Yvonne Cartwright, Andrea Wilson, Alvin Shae and Nicholas Tseros and Rebecca Attard from BankVic.