Professor Andrew Way honoured in Australia Day Awards
Congratulations to Alfred Health’s Chief Executive, Professor Andrew Way, who became a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) in this year’s Australia Day honours. Congratulations also to the diverse group of Alfred Health staff members, both past and present, who were honoured in this year's awards.
Professor Way says he is honoured by the award, which recognises his significant service to medicine through his administrative and advisory roles, and is a reflection of the amazing work done by everyone at Alfred Health.
“As Chief Executive of one of Australia’s leading health services, I have had the opportunity to work with great clinicians to advance research and ultimately achieve better patient care.”
Prof Way is recognised for his leadership in fostering partnerships within the health research and education community, and intensifying the clinical research effort at The Alfred Precinct.
‘Clinical trials are the perfect conduit for discovering the next generation of health care. Ultimately this leads to better health outcomes for local communities.”
Prof Way’s notable achievements include leading the establishment of Victoria’s first Academic Health Science Centre - Monash Partners - now an accredited NHMRC Advanced Health and Research Translation Centre, and developing the Alfred Research Alliance.
“It is rewarding to work with world-class health organisations and developing important research alliances,” Prof Way said.
Alfred Health Board Chair, Michael Gorton AM, said the Australia Day honour is testament to Prof Way’s dedication to driving safety and quality improvement within the Victorian and Australian health systems.
“This recognition is most deserved with Andrew providing valuable leadership within the health community through his roles in health related organisations and on Ministerial and Department Advisory Committees,” Mr Gorton said.
Congratulations are also extended to the significant number of Alfred Health staff members and supporters, both past and present, who were honoured in this year's Australia Day awards.
This dedicated group includes:
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
- Dr Margaret Hellard, Infectious Diseases
For significant service to medicine as an infectious diseases and public health physician and research scientist.
- Professor Jennifer Hoy, Director, HIV Service
For significant service to medicine, and to medical education, in the field of infectious diseases.
- Associate Professor Bill Johnson, Program Director, Surgical Services
For significant service to medicine in the field endocrinology, as an educator and mentor, and to surf lifesaving.
- Dr Bryan Walpole
For significant service to emergency medicine, to professional organisations, and to sailing.
(Director of Emergency Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, 1980-1985)
Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia:
- Professor Sharon Lewin
For distinguished service to medical research, and to education, in the field of infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS.
- Professor Catriona McLean, Anatomical Pathology
For distinguished service to medicine in the field of academic and clinical neuropathology, and as a role model and mentor.
- Professor John McNeil, Preventive Medicine
For distinguished service to medicine in the fields of clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular research, and to public health.
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
- Mrs Sally Garratt
For service to nursing.
(Founder, Clinical Support Unit, Caulfield General Medical Centre, 2001)
- Dr Donald William Hossack
For service to medicine, and to the arts.
(Honorary Visiting Surgeon, Sandringham Hospital, Victoria, 1966-1972)
- Mrs Felicity Frederico
For service to the community.
(Member, Steering Committee, Sandringham Hospital Capital Campaign, since 2015)