Interstate care takes the honours

March 26, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The wellbeing of the Melbourne and Sydney Jewish communities is in good hands, with Jewish Care Victoria’s Bill Appleby announced winner and Montefiore Sydney’s Robert Orie runner up in the Aged Care CEO of the Year category at the inaugural Australian Healthcare Week Awards.

Bill Appleby and Robert Orie

Judges noted that in his seventh year as CEO of Jewish Care Victoria, Bill has led the organisation successfully by delivering on several key strategic and operational goals that have enhanced and informed the future of what is a 170‐year‐old organisation.

Mr Orie, too, was recognised for his more than 17 years of leadership at Montefiore, which has seen the 125‐year‐old organisation add home care and retirement living to its continuum of care alongside residential campuses.

Bill Appleby gets his award from Peter Fitzsimmons

Both leaders spoke of the importance of a genuinely engaged community and Board in supporting these organisations to lead the way with innovative, high quality and person‐centred services for older people.

Says Mr Appleby of Jewish Care Victoria about the CEO of the Year Award:

“It is an absolute privilege to lead this critically important organisation. It is wonderful to see our transformative work being recognised through this industry award. Ultimately, this is a team award. We need everyone on the same page so that together, we can build and support a healthy, resilient and inclusive Jewish community.”

Robert Orie Bill Appleby gets his award from Peter Fitzsimmons

Montefiore Sydney also received Honourable Mention as Best Aged Care Facility for the Randwick Campus, with Mr Orie saying:

“This category is about more than just the grounds and facilities, but all the care, clinical, allied health and other staff who make Montefiore Randwick a special place to live for the residents. Our whole organisation, as well as the broader Jewish community, can be proud of this recognition.”

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