Success sealed for Victoria’s best

ACCV held its inaugural State awards for excellence last night. Click here to see a full list of finalists and winners.

The ‘seal’ for the best organisation in ACCV’s inaugural State Awards for Excellence. This year it went to Baptcare.

Over 200 industry representatives and guests attended the inaugural ACCV State Awards for Excellence dinner at Crown last night.

The association’s CEO Gerard Mansour described it as an outstanding evening.

“All the finalists blew the house down,” he said. “But the three volunteer finalists simply stole the show.

“Tonight aged care was the winner.”

In a new initiative for the industry, all finalists and winners received special ‘seals’ of recognition which they will be able to display at their facilities and on their correspondences and marketing materials.
 
“These ‘seals’ set a new benchmark for both finalists and the winner,” said Mr Mansour.

The winners and finalists in all six award categories are listed below:

Organisation 

WINNER: Baptcare
FINALISTS: Sheridan (Kyabram & District Health Services); Lyndoch Warrnambool Inc

Employee     

WINNER: Brad Cooper, Baptcare
FINALISTS: Lynette Lewis, Wintringham; Michelle Willison, St Catherine’s Aged Care Facility, Catholic Homes

Trainee

WINNER Amalia Araujo, Mecwacare
FINALISTS: Fran Beall, Melbourne City Mission; Sarah Knabel, Southern Cross Care (VIC)

Volunteer 

WINNER: June Longmore, McKellar Centre, Barwon Health
FINALISTS: Dorothy Martin, Warramunda Village; Bob Martin, Villa Maria, Gateway Mount Waverley

Media

WINNER: Ringwood Area Lions Aged Care, Lionsbrae
FINALISTS: Villa Maria; Benetas

Industry Supporter

WINNER: Management Advantage
FINALISTS: Eden in Oz; Verso Consulting

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