MDHS receives top recognition

MDHS staff are celebrating another win after the health service took out the Australian Health Care Organisation of Distinction award this year. Nurse unit manager Stacey Perry, maternity services coordinator Alicia McMahon and CEO Terry Welch are looking forward to continuing providing top quality services to the community.

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is celebrating international recognition after receiving a health care award and becoming the first Australian health service invited to present at a prestigious healthcare event in America.

MDHS was recently announced as the winner of the Australian Health Care Organisation of Distinction award for January-June 2019.

The award comes from the Studer Group, which works with healthcare organisations in the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond to help them achieve and sustain improvement in clinical outcomes and financial results.

MDHS CEO Terry Welch said the health service has utilised the support of Studer for “many years” and that it was an honour to receive the award.

“To be chosen as the winner of this award is an amazing testimony to the entire team of MDHS,” he said.

“We were chosen against health services with billion dollar budgets for our work in improving clinical performance and our workplace systems.

“I firmly believe that we have a terrific workforce, with a firm focus on great care for our patients and each other. Studer recognise this and thus we have been awarded this great honour.”

Mr Welch said the award comes following MDHS’ “incredible journey” of service enhancement.

“MDHS has been on an incredible journey of service enhancement and improvement across all aspects of the service,” he said.

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