201703-smith-pierre-dr feb17Dr Pierre SmithFormer RFDS executive Nick Harvey has been appointed CEO of St John of God Foundation.

Peter Forbes, former CEO of MDA National, is the new chair of the Lions Eye Institute.

Prof Julie Quinlivan has been appointed Director of the Professional Services Review (PSR).

Mt Lawley obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Pierre Smith was named Doctor of the Year at SJG Mt Lawley Hospital’s annual awards night.

The work of three WA doctors was recognised in the Australian Day Honours list. Geriatrician Prof Leon Flicker became an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia, while rural GP proceduralist Dr Susan Downes and radiologist Prof Makhan Singh Khangure became members (AM).

The Australian Digital Health Agency has announced its advisory committees. From WA, Stephen Wragg (WAPHA, Pharmacy Guild) and A/Prof Helen Slater (Curtin University Physiotherapy) are on the Clinical & Technical committee; Stephanie Newell (ADHA board member) is chair of the consumer committee; Robyn Daniels (lawyer WA Health) is on the privacy and security; Rob Bransby (retiring HBF CEO) is on audit and risk.

Aegis Aged Care Group and Regis Aged Care have both signed contracts for significant aged care developments – Aegis, a $30m 133 bed facility in Canning Vale and Regis a 153 single bedroom complex at Port Coogee.

Mr Russell Bricknell will be Baptistcare WA’s new CEO from April. Mr Wayne Belcher is the new CEO of Braemar Presbyterian Care.

Telstra Health has been awarded a $10mmillion WACHS contract to roll out a new community health information system based on its Communicare package.

An award-winning miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope in a needle developed by UWA researchers led by Prof David Sampson and Prof Robert McLaughlin (formerly at UWA) has been licensed to Miniprobes (now run by Prof McLaughlin).

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