Excellence award for Geelong

St John of God Geelong Hospital was named Best Large Business for 2016 at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards recently.

The hospital won the award largely for its ability to achieve national leadership in patient experience and concurrently deliver transformational investment in facilities, a range of new services for the region and a significant expansion in workforce.

“We are absolutely delighted that the outstanding commitment and professionalism of the Geelong team has been recognised by the judges,” said St John of God Geelong Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Roberts.

“Every one of our 1000 caregivers brings their heart to work to be the best they can be and each has contributed to this outcome through their commitment to put our patients first.”

Stephen said that whilst the hospital’s $90 million redevelopment has been an outstanding success, the true test has been the ability to build a great culture to deliver innovative new services such as the emergency department, cardiac surgery service and robotic surgery program, and achieve patient experience outcomes second to none in Australia.

“We now treat over 40,000 patients every year and it is a privilege for our hospital to be able to have such a positive impact on the Geelong community and the surrounding region.”

Established in 1986, the Geelong Business Excellence Awards recognise organisations that have achieved business excellence in the Geelong region. It is the oldest continuously running business awards programs in Australia, providing significant recognition and celebration of business achievement and performance.