CEO Award - Rachel McFarlane & Danielle Austin
The CEO Award is an award that acknowledges a nurse who demonstrates our values of compassion, justice, integrity and excellence - and a nurse who in the spirit of Sr Baptist De Lacy, our very first nurse and first hospital administrator.
Baptist De Lacy rolled up her sleeves, she got things done and she wasn't afraid to take on those who said "it couldn't be done". The CEO Award recognises a nurse who demonstrates these values and attitudes in action and a nurse that our CEO is proud to call a St Vincent's nurse.
Rachel and Dan have held leadership roles in our community response to multiple disasters. As our Emergency Response Managers, Dan and Rach have represented St Vincent's in the 2020 Bushfire Response with Dan working in the State Emergency Operations Centre and Rachel was in the field as part of AUSMAT in Darwin as well as in the South Coast.
As part of COVID-19, they held leadership roles working day and night, 7 days a week.
Congratulations to both Dan and Rachel.