Australia Day 2017 honours list

The Australian Private Hospitals Association congratulates the individuals from the private hospital sector who have had their achievements recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Professor Jane den Hollander
For distinguished service to education through a range of executive administration and advisory roles, and as a supporter of professional education organisations, and to the community.

Professor Jane de Hollander, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, works in partnership with Epworth Geelong to provide clinical training for health students.

Mr John Laidlaw OAM
For distinguished service to the community through philanthropic endeavours with a range of health, social welfare and disability support organisations.

Mr Laidlaw is a silver leader for Epworth HealthCare.

Dr Graeme Sloman AM ED
For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to the specialty of cardiology, as a clinician, through advisory roles with a range of medical organisation, and to the community.

Dr Sloman is a consultant cardiologist and has been working with Epworth HealthCare since 1996.

Mr Isaac and Mrs Susan Wakil
Both recognised for distinguished service to the community through a range of philanthropic endeavours, and as a supporter of charitable, education and cultural organisations.

Both Mr and Mrs Wakil have donated to the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Renovation Appeal.

Member (AM) in the General Division

Conjoint Associate Professor Sandra Lowe
For significant service to obstetric medicine as a clinician, to medical education, and to professional organisations.

Sandra Lowe is a visiting medical officer at Prince of Wales Private Hospital (Healthscope) since 2001.

Professor John Boyages
For significant service to medicine in the specialty of radiation oncology as a clinician, to medical education, to professional organisations and to people with breast cancer.

Professor John Boyages works at Macquarie University Hospital, where he is developing a new multidisciplinary cancer program.

Clinical Professor Harry Iland
For significant service to medicine, and to medical research, in the specialty of haematology, and as a mentor of young scientists.

Mr Iland is a Haematologist at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Mr Alan Kinkade
For significant service to medical administration at the state and national level, particularly through financial management and executive roles.

Mr Kinkade was the Group Chief Executive for Epworth HealthCare until he announced his retirement last year.

Mrs Aija Thomas
For significant service to architecture, particularly in health facility planning and design.

Mrs Thomas has worked with a number of private hospitals, including Epworth HealthCare, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and The Wesley Hospital, in designing new hospitals.

Dr Patrick Cregan
For significant service to medicine and health care delivery in New South Wales, and to clinical advisory and governance roles.

Dr Cregan sadly passed away a couple of days before the announcement, but his services at Nepean Private Hospital (Healthscope) will be remembered.

Clinical Associate Professor Stephen Bradshaw
For significant service to medicine as a vascular surgeon, to health practitioner regulation, and to medical education.

Mr Bradshaw is a Visiting Medical Officer at the National Capital Private Hospital (Healthscope).

 Professor Geoffrey Painter
For significant service to medicine in the field of opthalmology, and to international relations, particularly to eye health in Asia and the Pacific.

Professor Painter is an eye surgeon at the Dalcross Adventist Hospital in New South Wales.

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

Dr Len Kliman
For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Dr Kliman consults at Epworth Freemasons.

Mr Keith Irvine
For service to community health through a range of volunteer roles and to social welfare organisations.

Mr Irvine is on the Board of Trustees for the Epworth Medical Foundation.

Associate Professor Gary Richardson
For service to medicine, particularly in the area of oncology.

Mr Richardson works at Epworth Freemasons.

Associate Professor Gayle Fischer
For service to medicine in the field of dermatology.

Ms Fischer is a Senior Dermatology Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private Hospital (Ramsay), since 2006.

Clinical Professor Gregory Fulcher
For service to medicine, and to medical administration.

Mr Fulcher is a Visiting Medical Officer, General medicine/Endocrinology at North Shore Private Hospital (Ramsay).

Dr Jennifer King
For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Dr King is a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Westmead Private Hospital (Ramsay).


2017 Local Hero winner

Vickie Jellie won this year’s Australia’s Local Hero Award. Ms Jellie raised $30 million to build a cancer centre in Warrnambool, after finding her husband’s fundraising plans the day after he passed away from cancer. Epworth HealthCare won the bid to build and operate the cancer centre which is now bringing cancer treatments closer to home for those living in South West Victoria.

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