Awards and prizes

The College has a number of awards and prizes to encourage students and reward members who make an outstanding contribution.

Gold Medal

This category is aimed at promoting and motivating the pursuance of excellence in the delivery of health services in Australasia and recognising outstanding leadership and recent achievements in the provision of health services in Australasia. A nominee will be a member of the College and an outstanding leader who has made recent and exceptional contributions to the health care system. They will have a passion for excellence and demonstrate a tireless commitment to improving the system for the benefit of patients and those who work within it. They value innovation and are committed to developing partnerships and strategic relationships. These leaders are very much seen as role models for our next generation of leaders and embody the core health system values. 

Congratulations to Terry Clout FCHSM (NSW), winner of the 2017 Gold Medal Award.

 


Life Membership

Life membership to the College is an Award and honour that is bestowed by the Board after a Branch Council nomination. Any Branch may nominate one member each year to be considered for the award of Life Member. The final decision is made by the Board of Directors and presentation is made to that member at the ACHSM Annual General Meeting. Retiree members are eligible for this award. 

Congratulations to the Life Membership recipients for 2017

Gordon Davies – NZ
Mark Diamond – SA (pictured below with ACHSM President Dr Neale Fong)
Mavis Smith – VIC

Fellowship

This is the highest level of membership within the College, and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence in health service management. Fellowship is gained by meeting the requirements set by the Board. The College would like to welcome the following members as new fellows of the College for 2016.

Australia

ACT/NSW: Sarah McGill (NSW), Glenys Wilkinson, Dr Jo-Anne Benson and Stuart Margison

NSW: Eva Ballai, Chris Horn, James Walters, Christine Dennis (Study Coordinator), Emma Malica, Peter Cook and Hayden Tseng


Qld: Anneke Fitzgerald (Study Group Coordinator) and Areti Gavrilidis

Vic/Tas: Anthony Carpenter, Susan Crave (Tas) Fiona Sherwin, Julia Ogdin and Carol-Anne Lever


WA: Karina Moore, Sean Conlan, Diane Barr, Leanne Milligan, David Ligovich, Colin Young, Janice Bell, Neale Fong, David Joske, Jan Honter, Thomas Tuchyna, David Orrett, Simon Kemp, and Daniel Mahony

 

International: Dr Ashishkumar Jaiswal and Trenton Greive (Study Coordinator)

 New Zealand: John McManus, Jane George, Lesley Middleton and Paula Murray

New Fellows from the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives (HKCHSE)


RACMA Fellows:
- Michael Kirk (pictured above with Dr Neale Fong).
- Dr Rosalind Crawford
- Dr Simon Fraser
- Dr Shane Kelly.

Alternative pathway

Need more?

For more information on awards and prizes, please email Alison McCann, Executive Assistant to the CEO, or call (02) 8753 5111.


Prof Mark Compton

Michael Kalimnios

Ian McDonald

Philip Davies

Prof Len Notaras

Sharon Sykes

Paul Dyer

Carrie Marr
Also awarded but did not attend:

- Chris McGowan
- Adrian Pennington
- Steven Rubic
- Prof Andrew Way

Honorary Fellowship 

Honorary Fellowship of the College is an award and honour that is bestowed by the Board after a Branch Council nomination. Any Branch may nominate up to two people each year to be considered for this award. The final decision is made by the Board of Directors and presentation is made to that member at the ACHSM Annual General Meeting or other agreed forum. Honorary Fellows do not need to be members of the College. This membership is complementary.

Recipients of Honorary Fellowships in 2017 were:
- Chai Chuah, Director-General, NZ Department of Health
- Professor John Pearn AO RFD (pictured below with Dr Neale Fong)

Student Prizes

The Ian Brand Prize - for the best grade point average in a Masters Course in Health Management conducted throughout Australia. This year's winner was:


Sinead Taylor, La Trobe University

The Anthony Suleau Prize - for the best grade point average in a Postgraduate diploma course in Health Management conducted throughout Australia. This year's winner is Kimberley Hitchens, from Flinders University.

The Grace Suleau Prize winner was Juman Abdoh, from Western Sydney University.

Congratulations to all our worthy winners!