August 31, 2021

Second Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards for 2021

Today, Northern Health’s second Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards ceremony for 2021, showcasing the brilliant achievements of our dedicated staff, was held online.

More than 170 nominations, for six categories, were submitted by the winner’s colleagues.

Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, opened the virtual presentation. He said the awards recognised the “outstanding contributions by our employees and celebrate staff excellence.”

“Northern Health has over 5,700 staff who work across a wide range of areas who are committed to providing great care,” Siva said.

“Through these awards, we recognise staff for their hard work and dedication to our patients, staff and community. Award winners today are staff who exemplify a strong and positive workplace culture and commitment to our patients.”

Najeeb Mohammed, Physiotherapist, was awarded the Above and Beyond Award, for going above and beyond to provide care or support to a patient, family or work colleague.

Najeeb was nominated by Julie Torres, Clinical Lead Physiotherapy, and Rachael Evans, Associate Director Allied Health, for his work in GEM at Kilmore.

The Clinical Excellence Award, for a person or team who are generous with knowledge, instill confidence in patients and colleagues, and achieve the best patient experience outcome, was presented to the Transcultural and Language Services (TALS) team.

The TALS team was nominated by Russell Hodgson, General Surgeon.

Ariana Carrodus, Project Manager, won the Innovation Award, for implementing a better way to deliver care or service through a new idea or initiative. Ariana was nominated by Laura Hughes, Project Manager.

The Excellence in Safety Award was presented to our COVID-19 vaccination team, for making Northern Health safer for patients, visitors and staff. The team was nominated by Nicole Campbell, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention.

Tracey Webster, Telehealth Project Officer, was presented with the Patient Experience Award, for making a significant achievement in improving the care experience, including showing kindness and compassion towards a patient, family or work colleague. Tracey was nominated by Talin Gochian, Interprofessional Educator.

And lastly, Lisa Bannan, Ward Clerk, took home the Rising Star Award, for having potential to grow and develop their career at Northern Health. Lisa was nominated by Courtney Cheong, Registered Nurse.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

The Staff Awards are sponsored by BankVic and Northern Health Foundation.

To watch the ceremony, please click here.

Featured image: L-R top row: Ariana Carrodus, Project Manager, Tracey Webster, Telehealth Project Officer, Yue Hue, TALS Interpreter.

L-R bottom row: Najeeb Mohammed, Physiotherapist, Lisa Bannan, Ward Clerk, Luma Gashi, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Nurse Unit Manager