Dr David Weisz, the chief executive of North Metropolitan Health Service, has been seconded to Fiona Stanley Hospital Commissioning as chief executive. By the time Medical Forum went to press, an acting CEO of NHHS had not been named.
The first three clinical positions at FSH have been announced. Dr Paul Mark has been appointed Director of Clinical Services. He was formerly Area Director of Medical Services for South Metropolitan Health Service. Ms Taylor Carter is Director of Nursing and Midwifery. Ms Carter has spent the past four years as chief nursing officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s International Division in the United Arab Emirates. Dr John Keenan has been appointed Medical Accreditation Lead. For the past two years, Dr Keenan has been Executive Director Medical Services for the North Metropolitan Health Service.
Mr Willie Rowe has been appointed president of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO). Mr Rowe had been servicing as vice-president of AFAO and had 13 years on the board of the WA AIDS Council.
Orthopaedic surgeon and rheumatologist now with WAIMR’s Epidemiology group, Professor Markus Melloh, has won a $100,000 grant from the Raine Medical Research Foundation for his investigation into rates and predictors of complications in spinal surgery.
Lee Parker is the new Sales and Marketing Manager for SKG Radiology
The Commissioner for Children and Young People, Ms Michelle Scott, has had a 12-month extension to her appointment. Ms Scott has held the role for five years and her current term expired in December. An extension of the her contract was considered to be the most appropriate course of action in the light of recommendations made in the Blaxell inquiry which foreshadowed changes to the role and functions of the commissioner. In the meantime the contract process for the position will commence.
Dr Glenn Edwards has been appointed to the newly created role as St John of God Pathology’s National Medical Director.
St John of God Healthcare has appointed Ms Rita Maguire to the new position of group director workforce, a busy role with the Midland campus in the pipeline. Ms Maguire was previously human resources manager at Ramsay Health Care and has also worked in the public sector in WA.
Curtin University has appointed Prof Michael Berndt as the new pro vice-chancellor of health sciences. Prof Berndt was most recently director of the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute at Dublin City University.
Dr Rowan Davidson has resigned as Chief Psychiatrist with WA Health after more than a decade. He will be replaced by Dr Nathan Gibson. Dr Gibson was previously the Adult Program Director for the North Metropolitan Health Service and is the current Chair of the WA branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Dr Davidson will be a consultant at the Inner City Mental Health Service.