New president for Wolper

December 5, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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Richard Glass has been elected Wolper’s seventh President after serving as Vice President for 5 years.

Andrew Cohen (Treasurer), Daniel Goldberg, (Vice President), Richard Glass (President), Josephine Holland (Honorary Secretary), Daniel Goulburn (Immediate Past President)

Richard Glass has been a Board member of  Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital for 16 years and has also served as Hospital Honorary Secretary.

Daniel Goulburn has retired as President having served the maximum five-year term and assumes the role of Immediate Past President.

At the Wolper Hospital’s AGM, Richard Glass said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be elected as President of such an iconic organisation as Wolper Jewish Hospital, an exemplary provider of quality healthcare services to the broader community.

I look forward to continuing to work with our outstanding management team, dedicated staff and committed Board of Directors, to build upon Wolper’s excellent reputation.”

Glass added: “I am very proud of the important role played by Wolper as a channel through which our many non-Jewish patients develop a greater understanding of, and empathy for, Judaism.”

I would also like to pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of the outgoing President, Daniel Goulburn. Danny has worked tirelessly across the organisation and has really made a difference.

I am delighted that Danny has agreed to continue to Chair the Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation for the next two years.”

In his final President’s report, outgoing president Daniel Goulburn announced that Wolper “continues to achieve very high patient occupancies that generally exceed 95% and are often very close to 100%. “

Goulburn told the AGM that “Wolper continues to provide financial support for many worthy health and wellbeing programs in the community including the Community Genetics Program, Gift of Life Australia and Hatzolah.”

Daniel Goulburn added: “The Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation, which was established in 2014 whilst he was Hon Treasurer and is fully funded by the Hospital, has distributed over $884,000 to many worthy health-related causes.”

On reflecting on his time as President, Goulburn said “It has been an absolute privilege to serve as Wolper Jewish Hospital’s sixth President. I am extremely proud that I have, on behalf of the Hospital received so many compliments from members of both the Jewish and general communities about the extraordinary and outstanding health care that Wolper provides for patients.

All ‘not-for-profits’ need Board renewal and I take great comfort in knowing that the incoming President, Richard Glass, and his Board, are extremely well placed for the challenges ahead.”

As outgoing Honorary Treasurer, Mr Mark Hadassin reported told the AGM: “The Hospital has continued its very strong run of financial performance to deliver the best financial result in many years.” He continued, “This excellent result reflects the continuing efforts of the Hospital’s Executive and staff in focussing on increasing revenues while managing costs. Their efforts have placed the Hospital in a very sound financial position.”

Other changes to the Board were confirmed as follows:

  • Mr Daniel Goldberg was elected Vice President.
  • Mr Andrew Cohen was elected Honorary Treasurer.
  • Ms Josephine Holland was appointed Honorary Secretary.
  • Dr Leslie Andrews, Dr David Ende, Mr Eric Lowenstein, Ms Jessica Newman and
    Professor David Sonnabend were re-appointed or continued as Board members.
  • Dr Philip Redelman continues as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee and as a Director.
  • Mr Daniel Goulburn continues as Immediate Past President and as a Director.

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