Aspire to Inspire (A2i) Awards 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023

The Aspire to Inspire (A2i) Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of our people who go above and beyond through their actions and behaviour to demonstrate Eastern Health values.
Congratulations to all 2023 A2i Award winners!

Respect for All
Maureen MacMahon, Physiotherapist
Skilled in supporting those living with dementia and associated responsive behaviours, Ms MacMahon looks for ways to incorporate the needs and preferences of consumers to ensure their comfort and preserve their dignity.

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Safe Always
Maroondah Security Team
They are recognised for supporting one another, whilst collaborating with the Eastern Health Maroondah Emergency Department team to ensure the safety of staff and consumers.

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Partnering in Care
Mandy Ly, Associate Director Finance - Digital Health, P&C, CMO/Clin Gov, Strategy, Cap Projects
Ms Ly demonstrates a 'can do' attitude. Her approach to her work and reliable nature exemplifies the true essence of collaboration and teamwork which sets an outstanding example for others to follow.

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Learning and Improving Every Day
Richard More, Assistant Nurse Unit Manager Eastern Health Maroondah Emergency Department
Mr More is an advocate for leadership and teamwork. He is proactive and demonstrates honesty and humility in all of his interactions whilst maintaining authenticity and integrity in all he does.

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Excellent Care and Experiences
Stroke Team, Eastern Health Box Hill
The team works together diligently and collaboratively to manage complex medical and neurological needs. They are national leaders in door to needle time and door in, door out time.

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Closing the Health Gap
Tanya Ellard, Aboriginal Health Team Leader
Ms Ellard's warm, practical and inclusive approach has built partnerships across Eastern Health. She works hard to improve the experience of patients and ensure they feel safe and heard coming in to hospital.

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Resource Optimisation
Glenda Harrington, Clinical Coordinator Adult Access
Ms Harrington's innovative work crosses aspects of operational, clinical and educational development of clinicians. She commenced many recruitment and development activities to attract and support clinicians.

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Rising Leader
Edmore Chisango, Nurse Unit Manager Centre Ward PJC
Mr Chisango has been an Acting Nurse Unit Manager role on Centre Ward for the past 12 months and is always an excellent role model for the team. He has brought an infectious new vigour and culture to the team.

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Consumer Participation
Rahma Health Team - Tara Sanyogita (Consultant Obstetrician BH); Jillian Leong (Obs Reg) ; Naba Alfayadh (ED HMO)
The Rahma Health Team are creating an evidence-based Arabic pregnancy and parenting resource, aiming to give refugee and migrant children the best start to life through free health education and community supports.

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Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Alison Spiers, Executive Assistant
Ms Spiers is a proactive ally for the LGBTIQ community and her energy to support LGBTIQ days of recognition and celebration have gone a long way towards embedding diversity and inclusiveness within the workplace.

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Volunteer and Consumer Representative
Uncle Edward (Eddie) Thomson
Mr Thomson provides a strong Community view on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clinical Risk Governance Committee and the Aboriginal Communications and Events Sub-Committee.

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Foundation Award
Shades of Pink
Since 2017 more than $300,000 has been raised by Shades of Pink activities, all donated to the Breast & Cancer Centre and Maroondah Hospital. They continue to add to the profile of this service.

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