Rungie wins top ACSA honour

The well respected SA aged care leader was recognised for his leadership, innovation and passion at an award ceremony in Hobart.

Dr Mike Rungie with ACSA National Awards judge, Ita Buttrose.

South Australian aged care leader Dr Mike Rungie was awarded the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) individual award for excellence at an awards ceremony in Hobart.

The CEO of the ACH Group was recognised for his passionate and innovative laeadership in the aged care industry.

Under his leadership, ACH has pioneered a number of innovative service offerings including community care packages and transition care.

Dr Rungie was also praised for his efforts to promote the inherent dignity of older people.

Accepting the award, he paid tribute to all people who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in aged care.

“Can I just thank you very much for being able to work with you all,” he said.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your company and I hope I can continue to enjoy it.”

Dr Rungie said it was an honour to accept the award, adding that many other people in the industry would have been worthy recipients.

“I’ve spent my life trying to keep other people in the spotlight, especially older people, rather than myself” he said.

“I find this award both very honouring and also very embarrassing.

ACSA CEO, Greg Mundy, said Dr Rungie embodied the theme of the organisation’s twenty10 national conference: ‘Explore the Possibilities’.

 “[Dr Rungie] has not only explored the possibilities but identified the best and made them possible,” he said.

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