Michael Hogan returns to St John of God Bendigo Hospital
23 Nov 2022
It’s been more than ten years since Mr Hogan previously performed the role, and in the intervening period he has held senior executive positions with St John of God Health Care in Geelong and Perth. He is highly regarded for his effective leadership of health care services and for his commitment to the organisation.
Mr Hogan is particularly pleased to be returning to his hometown of Bendigo.
“We have a great city that continues to grow and develop, as has our St John of God Bendigo Hospital”, he said.
“Since I was last in this role [from 2003 to 2012] our hospital has changed significantly, with a new senior management team in place, improved building infrastructure, enhanced medical technology and new and improved administration systems. These improvements are most welcome, but of greater importance to me is evidence of our continuing delivery of high quality care to our community, a hallmark of this hospital that has not diminished over the years”.
Mr Hogan’s focus in the initial months of his tenure will be to grow the hospital’s nursing workforce and to encourage the community to access their health care needs locally.
“We have comprehensive health care services here in Bendigo and an array of competent and talented clinicians. Most health care needs can be covered here without requiring travel to Melbourne”, he said.
As well as meeting the needs of privately insured and other compensable patients, St John of God Bendigo Hospital will also assist Bendigo Health with its surgical waiting lists and long wait times in their Emergency Department.
“We have the bed and theatre capacity to assist Bendigo Health and our international nursing recruitment initiatives are providing us with the workforce to deliver more health care”, Michael said.
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