Published Nov 21 2019
Merri Health has taken home two highly commended awards at the 2019 Victorian Public Healthcare awards.
Merri was awarded highly commended for Premier's Primary Health Service of the Year and the Secretary's Award for excellence in culturally diverse health for Word Play, a free literacy program for Fawkner families to learn English together.
Merri chief executive Tassia Michaleas said the awards recognise our work towards building healthy and connected communities.
“The awards represent our workforce’s ongoing commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.
“We are truly humbled to have been recognised alongside some incredible state-wide projects,” said Tassia.
Merri was also a finalist for Chief Health Officer's Award for supporting healthy populations for Count Me In.
Thank you to our partners Moreland Council, Moreland City Libraries and The University of Melbourne for helping to bring our partnership projects to life; Word Play and Count Me In. Both projects build resilience and support the wellbeing of refugee and newly arrived migrants.
The Victorian Public Healthcare awards recognise Victoria’s leading healthcare providers, celebrating high quality care, innovation and the contribution the workforce makes in supporting the health of all Victorians.