Board member receives prestigious healthcare medal

December 2, 2019

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) has awarded its prestigious ACHS Medal 2019 to Associate Professor Leslie Reti AM, a board member of the VHA and a Senior Gynaecologist at Victoria’s Royal Women’s Hospital.

In presenting the award, ACHS President Professor Len Notaras, AM said, “On behalf of the Board of ACHS I am delighted to present this award to an experienced clinician who has demonstrated his commitment through improving quality and safety in healthcare”.

“In his key professional roles at the Women’s Associate Professor Reti has been instrumental in promoting and leading quality improvement in the delivery of healthcare across the hospital. And as Chair of Peter MacCallum’s Quality Committee (amongst many lead quality roles held), he has been influential in improving its reporting standards in quality and safety of healthcare,” he said.

In a 40-year career, Dr Reti has demonstrated a keen responsibility for clinical excellence and the highest levels of patient care, and his knowledge and compassion have seen him develop and champion some of Victoria’s most successful and well-regarded women’s health and wellbeing programs.

“The awarding of the ACHS Medal recognises the outstanding contribution from an individual and many in the community have benefited from his work as an innovator always striving for excellence,” said Professor Notaras.

The VHA congratulates Professor Retti on this significant honour.