RAMSAYINDONESIA Premier Jatinegara holds World Stroke Day Forum Over 120 patients and families attended a stroke management forum at Ramsay’s Premier Jatinegara Hospital in November. Stroke Unit Director, Dr Sukono Djojoatmodjo, thanked the patients and families for their attendance and support of the hospital’s celebration of International Stroke Day, 2014. Dr Sukono told the audience that one in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime and explained what to do if symptoms arise and that early identification can have a major impact on patient outcomes. 12 The Ramsay Way - 2014 | 04 Donvale unveils The Kennedy Wing Premier Bintaro raises awareness of breast cancer Premier Bintaro Hospital in Jakarta launched a breast cancer awareness program in October encouraging early detection of the disease through mammography and USG Mammae. Visits were conducted by the hospital’s medical team to the Jakarta International and British International schools in Jakarta where free consultations and vouchers for early detection tests were provided. Approximately 70 teachers have undergone early detection tests at the hospital. Pink t-shirts, cupcakes and balloons were distributed to the teachers and students at both schools. World Diabetes Day 2014 Campaign Premier Bintaro Hospital commemorated World Diabetes Day in November by conducting a Fun Walk and Health Talk for 150 participants, with the main topic being “Healthy Eating Begins with Breakfast”. The event aimed to raise the awareness of how the healthy choice can be the easy choice and the various steps that individuals can take to make right decisions about what they eat. It focused on the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast. Attendees participated in a three kilometre fun walk activity. RAMSAYPEOPLE Carmela…the best thing since sliced bread When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff, St George Private’s Catering Services Assistant Carmela Lo Russo is quite simply the best thing since sliced bread. Carmela, who was recently awarded 40 years of service with Ramsay, has personally overseen the delivery more than 6 million meals during her lifetime, working first at Kogarah Private Hospital which later amalgamated with Pacific Private and Bexley Private to form St George Private Hospital in 1995. So what’s it like working on the frontline of one of Sydney’s busiest private hospitals? “We have 92 catering staff; we deliver 600 meals a day; and we go through 560 loaves of bread and 30 cases of orange juice a week,” says St George Private Catering Manager Peter Flanagan. “Carmela is a valuable member of our team and works hard to coordinate staff and ensure the seamless delivery of our food and beverages as well as overseeing multiple hospital functions every week. Congratulations Carmela on a job well done. MORE THAN 150 STAFF, PREVIOUS EMPLOYEES, DOCTORS, AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS GATHERED AT DONVALE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL IN NOVEMBER FOR THE KENNEDY WARD NAMING EVENT, IN HONOUR OF ITS FORMER CEO AND HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE FOR 18 YEARS, GERARD KENNEDY, WHO PASSED AWAY EARLIER THIS YEAR. Gerard was the Occupational Therapy Manager at Donvale for over 10 years and a passionate advocate for occupational therapy making a significant contribution both to the hospital and to professional OT associations in Victoria. After completing an MBA and Ramsay Future Leaders course, Gerard became CEO of the hospital and his inclusive and progressive leadership style was the perfect fit for Donvale which is known for having an excellent staff culture. Under his leadership the hospital moved from strength to strength and has achieved amazing results in patient outcomes; patient satisfaction and accreditation as well as completing a recent major expansion of the hospital. Above all, Gerard was also a very caring individual and had a genuine interest in everyone around him. He will be greatly missed by the hospital community. The attending Kennedy family and friends were thrilled and proud at this staff-initiated acknowledgment of Gerard’s contribution to Donvale. Several family members flew in for the event from interstate. New hospital CEO Jenny Haig said naming the ward in Gerard’s honour was a further step towards recovery for many of the staff. “It provides acknowledgement that Gerard was such an important part of the Donvale family and that we must maintain the culture that he had developed here so well,” Jenny said. She said the presence of Ramsay Health Care Executives including Danny Sims was appreciated by all staff and guests. “Danny spoke warmly and sincerely of Gerard and his perseverance in gaining support for the development and seeing it through to completion.” Staff were involved in the planning of the day, which culminated in a brilliantly colourful balloon release and then a gathering for refreshments. The vibrant conversation and mingling of all guests together ensured the celebratory nature of the event. Family and friends were presented with a book of tributes and photographs created by staff in loving memory of Gerard.
The Ramsay Way - Summer 2014
To see the actual publication please follow the link above