ACHS Medal Winner 2022

ACHS 2022 Medal awarded to Professor David Pilcher.

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) has awarded its prestigious ACHS Medal 2022 to Professor David Pilcher, Clinical Lead at the Victorian Critical Care Network, Safer Care Victoria and Chair, ANZICS Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation, Australian and NZ Intensive Care Society. 

The ACHS medal which is now in its 38th year, provides a valuable spotlight for an individual’s contribution to promoting quality and safety in Australian health services.

In presenting the award during the ACHS Annual Awards Ceremony 2022, ACHS President Professor Len Notaras AO said “Professor Pilcher has shown outstanding leadership and has been a strong advocate for the use of data in a clinical setting to support quality and safety improvement,”

“Congratulations David on your many achievements and being the deserving winner of the ACHS Medal 2022.”

Professor Pilcher’s notable contributions have included the implementation of rigorous processes to ensure data integrity and ensure ongoing funding of a bi-national resource. This proved of significant value to the safety and quality of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was responsible for the development of successful statistical techniques for feedback and benchmarking of individual ICU’s performance and led the development of a new severity of illness adjustment model which supports hospital level safety and quality assurance as well as state level interventions.  

Professor Pilcher was presented with the ACHS Medal during the ACHS Annual Awards Ceremony 2022 held at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Sydney in late November.