ACHS Medal 2021 recognises outstanding achievements in healthcare

ACHS’s mission is ‘Inspiring excellence in healthcare’ and the ACHS Medal recognises each year the achievements of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to quality in a specific area.

Each year ACHS receives nominations from around the country from those who wish to see a peer or colleague recognised for their outstanding achievements. Last year’s winner was Professor Brendan Murphy, the then Chief Medical Officer of Australia, acknowledged for his solid contribution during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lifetime of achievements in quality throughout his career.

People can be nominated for one of four categories:

  • Outstanding achievement in research into quality and safety of health systems
  • Distinguished leadership in quality practices
  • Outstanding achievement in maintain a continuous quality improvement focus in healthcare delivery systems
  • Outstanding achievement in the promotion of quality in health care.

“By awarding the medal, we are putting a spotlight on the individual’s achievements, as well as the importance of quality and safety,” said Dr Karen Luxford, ACHS CEO.

“Whether it is in an area of research, new practices, improved systems or the ongoing promotion of quality, these contributions deserve the national recognition that the ACHS Medal brings. Nominations are open until COB, Friday 10 September, 2021.

The winner will be announced on Thursday 25 November at the ACHS Virtual Awards Ceremony 2021. Click here to learn more about the ACHS Medal.