Awards

The CHA 2015 Awards recognises the achievements of members towards improving services within the framework of a Catholic approach to care. Award winners in each category presented a brief overview of their achievements and explored with conference delegates details of the innovative projects and approaches to care for which they have been honoured.

SR MARIA CUNNINGHAM LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Fr Comac M Nagle ofm

Leadership in Positive Ageing - Holistic Wellness Program, Southern Cross Care (Vic)

Outreach Health Care - Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN)

Excellence in Pastoral Care - Mary Ringstad, National Director of Mission, Little Company of Mary Health Care (Calvary)

Nurse of the Year - Megan McKechnie, Program Director, Medical, Sub-Acute and Palliative Care Services, Mercy Health

Emerging Leader - Stephen Tippett, Manager, Food Services, St Vincent's Hopsital Melbourne

The 2014 Awards were presented at a formal dinner on Tuesday, August 26, during CHA's National Conference at Victoria Park, Brisbane. The awards were announced by CHA Board Chair, Rowena McNally and presented by Peter Bugden, the chair of the awards sponsor, Catholic Super.

SR MARIA CUNNINGHAM LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Bishop Michael Putney (Awarded posthumously)

CHA EMERGING LEADER

Elizabeth Oliver, Catholic Homes

CHA NURSES OF THE YEAR

Sue Heffernan, St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne

LEADERSHIP IN POSITIVE AGEING

"Safe Place to call Home" program run by Charles O'Neill Hostel, Catholic Healthcare

OUTREACH HEALTHCARE

Erhma Origins Program, based in Dandenong and lead by Erhma and St John of God Pinelodge

EXCELLENCE IN PASTORAL CARE

Kate Hewitt, Mercy Health Melbourne

The 2013 Awards were presented at a formal dinner on Tuesday, August 27, during CHA's National Conference at The Carousel, Albert Park, Melbourne. The awards were announced by CHA CEO Martin Laverty and presented by Peter Bugden, the chair of the awards sponsor, Catholic Super. Click on the award winner's name for more information.

SR MARIA CUNNINGHAM LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Sr Isobel Moran, SJG

CHA EMERGING LEADER

Dr Linda Mellors -- executive director, Mercy Public Hospitals Inc

CHA NURSES OF THE YEAR

Sian James and Maria Field, St John of God Health Care

LEADERSHIP IN POSITIVE AGEING

Anaesthesia and Older Australians - St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

OUTREACH HEALTHCARE

Homeless to Home Healthcare - Mater Health Services and Micah Projects

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