Values in Action Award

Our values guide us in everything we do at the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS). The EMHS Values in Action Award provides a great opportunity to showcase exceptional staff who model the values consistently and help create a positive and healthy workplace.

Every quarter an exceptional staff member is recognised as an EMHS Values in Action Award finalist, with each modelling our values consistently to help create a positive and healthy workplace. At the end of each of year, we award one of the finalists with the EMHS Values in Action Award.

2021 Finalists

Quarter 1 – Roshni Mathias – Bentley Health Service

Roshni Mathias was named as the first ever EMHS Values in Action Award finalist. Roshni has worked as a nurse at Bentley Health Service for 12 years, specialising in Mental Health, and was nominated for being a wonderful role model of our EMHS values, in particular being recognised for:

  • kind, enduring and compassionate care, ensuring every patient is able to have their needs met
  • integrity and high standards for both herself and others
  • her commitment to supporting, assisting and brightening the day of those around her.

This was the first award Roshni has ever received, which she celebrated with a phone call to her parents in India by holding a remote celebration tea on MS Teams and sending a copy of the certificate through to her parents who now proudly display it in their home.

When asked about the best thing about her job, Roshni said "doing the right thing and advocating for my patients."

Quarter 2 – Medical Multi-Media Design Team – Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPBG)

The amazing Medical Multimedia Design Team were named the second quarter finalist for the 2021 EMHS Values in Action Award.

This creative team (previously known as Medical Illustrations) design and print scientific research publication material, provide high quality photography, videography and visual design services in addition to incredible multimedia content for RPBG and EMHS resources from website content and posters to videos on show throughout the hospitals. Anyone who has ever dealt with the team, will attest to their creative skills and ability to produce world-class materials!

The team were recognised for repeatedly demonstrating the value of “Excellence”, and in particular for:

  • having a personable approach and a can-do attitude – no job is too big or too small for this team.
  • setting themselves very high standards and taking pride in the amazing work they produce.
  • always being creative, professional, and having high attention to detail.

In presenting the award to the team, EMHS Chief Executive Liz MacLeod highlighted “what wonderful role models you are for everyone and what we, as an organisation, aspire to.”

Quarter 3 – Michael Nicolaou – EMHS

Orthotics and Prosthetics Technical Officer Michael Nicolaou was named the EMHS third quarter Values in Action Award finalist.

Michael works within EMHS's Health Technology Management Unit and was nominated for his exemplification of all six EMHS values – Kindness, Respect, Collaboration, Integrity, Accountability and Excellence.

Michael has worked for more than 20 years in the Royal Perth Bentley Group Podiatry Department and the Multidisciplinary Foot Ulcer Clinic. He is noted for his integrity – setting a very high standard for colleagues to follow. They often comment about his continual drive to be efficient and effective.

“Mike shows the utmost compassion for his patients, he prioritises his patients needs over his own and will go out of his way to prevent the patient having to attend repeat hospital visits by scheduling his appointments with other clinics,” Manager Bioengineering Rehabilitation Technology Jeremy Morgan said when nominating Michael.

When presenting Michael with the award, EMHS Chief Executive Liz MacLeod said “you live up to our vision of providing amazing care – congratulations.”

Quarter 4 – Kaylene Waring – Armadale Kalamunda Group (AKG)

AKG Medical Records Clerical Coordinator Kaylene Waring is an exemplary employee according to her colleagues who have worked with her for many years.

"Kaylene epitomises the organisational values," was that standard response when asked why they believed she should be named the fourth quarter finalist for the EMHS Values in Action Award.

"Kaylene is known as a bit of superwomen around here,” laughed Armadale Hospital Senior Occupational Therapist Kim Johnson.

"There’s really nothing that she can’t manage – all while being true to the EMHS values. She has the unique ability to make everyone feel like their request is the most important – despite getting literally hundreds of emails a day."

Kaylene, who has worked at Armadale Hospital since 2010, was shocked by the recognition – "I just do my job to the best of my ability," Kaylene said.

"I love coming to work – the people I work in my team and the wider hospital area amazing."

Thank you to our 2021 sponsor – Paywise.

Last Updated: 11/03/2022