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Hospital Management Committee (HMC)

Adj. Assoc. Professor Yasmin Naglazas
Chief Executive Officer + Executive Director, Bethesda Board
Yasmin comes to the role of CEO having extensive experience in business restructuring and large-scale organisational reform with a focus on business growth/diversification. As CEO, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the organisation, establishing an overall framework to undertake strategy with a strong focus on ongoing viability and sustainability, developing organisational capacity for future growth, culture and maintaining and strengthening Bethesda Hospital’s Mission and brand. She reports to the Board on strategic risk and corporate and clinical governance and is responsible for future development and diversification options to meet both community needs and long-term organisational viability.
Her previous experience includes Chief Operating Officer, Bethanie; Regional Director, Brightwater Care Group; Director, Quality + Workplace Reform, Royal Perth Hospital and Nurse Consultant, Department of Health WA.


Deborah Bell
Executive Manager, Clinical and Support Services
Perioperative Services Manager
Deborah commenced with Bethesda in 2007 as the Manager, Perioperative Services, later taking on additional responsibilities in her current role, reporting directly to the CEO. Deborah is responsible for both the day-to-day running of the clinical aspects of the organisation as well input into strategic planning for consolidation, growth and expansion of clinical services. She oversees improvements to the patient experience at Bethesda and has taken on a primary role in the planning and operationalising of 2 new operating theatres.
Her previous experience includes Manager, Operating Theatres at Glengarry and St John of God Hospitals and the set-up of the Murdoch Surgicentre.


Colin Chester
Financial Controller
Colin joined Bethesda in 2007, having over 30 years of accounting experience in both public and private organisations. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services, he has the primary responsibility of the day-to-day financial management of the business. This includes budgets and forecasts, reporting and monitoring performance including cost and margin analysis, budget variances and cash flow forecasting and compliance issues including all tax, accounting and business risk. The accounting function is in Colin’s remit and encompasses bank reconciliations, minimising outstanding debt, payroll and expense claims.
Colin also has the key responsibility for the production of monthly reports as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Board of Directors.


Luke Pasotti
Manager, Business Performance and Development, Capital Projects
Luke contributes to the successful performance of Bethesda by managing the continued improvement and integration of services that align with business objectives. He has taken an active lead in the establishment of a corporate system that has led to the accurate and timely data being available for all strategic decision making. He is also responsible for information technology/communications and matters associated with appropriately equipping Bethesda.
Reporting to the CEO, Luke assists in the strategic and tactical matters as they relate to cost benefit analyses, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. He takes a lead role in health fund negotiations, capital building projects, new business development opportunities and strategic stakeholder communication.


Julia Morison
Manager, Finance
Julia joins the Organisation at a critical time and will take a lead role in the implementation of a new financial management information system (FMIS) for Bethesda, ensuring that the Organisation is building its capacity for strategic growth. She brings senior level financial experience in the private hospital, health and the disability sector, having worked in such organisations as St John of God Health Care, Mercy Care, Ability Centre and South Perth Hospital. Julia’s recent experience includes working closely with management, executive team and boards on improving management reporting and KPI scorecard reporting. She has a passion for working with managers to improve their understanding of budgets and reporting.


Libby Oakes
Manager, Infection Prevention and Control
Libby is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating systems to prevent and manage healthcare associated infection that comply with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard 3, Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.
She has extensive healthcare experience in a variety of settings including Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, Calvary Health Care Tasmania (CHCT); Clinical Nurse Manager Endoscopy Unit, CHCT; Nurse Unit Manager Day Surgery and Endoscopy Unit, The Hobart Private Hospital and Hand Hygiene Coordinator Tasmania, Hand Hygiene Australia.


Melody Miles
Manager, Safety, Quality and Risk
Melody has over 25 years of health industry experience, in particular in roles of OSH and injury management, environmental management, quality and risk and human resources. In her current role she is responsible for the implementation of systems and processes that ensure improvement activities are directed towards achieving safe patient care and the prevention of harm. She is also responsible for implementing high calibre OSH and injury management programs and maintained in accordance with legislative requirements and promotes a safe, healthy workplace and a positive safety culture. Mel has been responsible for coordinating activities that resulted in Bethesda achieving and maintaining Worksafe WA Platinum Award status.
Her previous experience includes Group Manager OSH and Environment, St John of God Health Care; Director, Quality and Risk, Mount Hospital and OSH and Human Resource positions with the WA Department of Health WA.


Sally Winfield
Clinical Nurse Manager, Surgical
Sally’s role includes the overall management of the surgical ward, Riviera and Day Procedure Unit (DPU). She has responsibility for ensuring the patient experience from admission to discharge is of the highest order, collaborating with the patient and their families with the aim of providing an inclusive and excellent delivery of care no matter the length of stay. She takes an active role in the application of the Bethesda values at the ‘coal-face’ and works closely with visiting medical officers to enhance patient care.
Sally commenced with Bethesda in 2007, with her immediate past role being Clinical Nurse Manager, Theatre, CSSD, Emergency Department and Day Surgery, Narrogin Regional Hospital (WA Country Health Services).


Glenys Thomas
Clinical Nurse Manager, Palliative Care
Well known in palliative care circles in WA, Glenys has worked in the specialty for over 25 years, having previous roles as the Clinical Nurse Consultant, Cottage Hospice and a variety of work in both the inpatient and community palliative care setting. She is responsible for both the inpatient and ambulatory palliative care service at Bethesda, overseeing a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, registrars, nurses, patient care assistants and social workers.
Glenys was instrumental in the planning and establishment of the palliative care unit at Bethesda in 2006 and the ambulatory service in 2010. She is a passionate advocate for patient-centered care and quality improvement and under her leadership Bethesda has engagement in two national initiatives: the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative (PCOC) and the National Palliative Outcomes and Assessment program (NSAP).


Rohitha (Roh) Siriwardena
Manager, Hospitality Services
Roh completed a Diploma in Hotel Management from Ceylon Hotel School and has had 39 years of experience in hospitality. Much of that time was in executive chef positions, winning a Gold Plate Award whilst working at Crown Casino and catering for HRH Queen Elizabeth ll and the Crown Prince of Japan when they were hosted by the then President of Sri Lanka, Mr J R Jayawardena in 1981.
Roh commenced at Bethesda in 2006 and is responsible for all aspects of hotel services – catering, cleaning, laundry and café.


Dr Marie Murphy
Manager, Learning and Development
A registered nurse for more than 30 years, specialising in the area of intensive care, Marie has a passion for education and ensuring that everyone has access to the training and development they need to excel in their work. Marie is responsible for all staff mandatory training and competencies, with a key performance indicator (KPI) of 100% compliance and also provides education to clinical staff to ensure nurses practice safe, high quality patient care. Marie is the coordinator of the Medical Emergency Response (MER) and is responsible for reviewing all episodes of clinical deterioration and “Code Blue” calls. She oversees the Policy Coordinator to ensure all policies are reviewed, relevant and comply with the new National Health Standards and legislation.


Michelle Olins
Manager, Human Resources
Michelle is an HR practitioner with over 25 years experience in employee relations. She works with the Hospital Management Committee to provide advice, policy, tools, coaching and hands on administration relating to recruitment, selection, orientation and performance management. She supports staff, assisting them to attain their goals and oversees the organisation’s wellness program. Michelle plays a crucial role in the planning for future workforce needs, including succession planning, to ensure that overall strategic goals of Bethesda are met.
Michelle’s immediate past role was Employee Relations Manager, Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd (CBH).


Philippe Tercier
Engineer
Philippe is responsible for overall asset management of the Hospital, ensuring the efficient running of all operating mechanical and electrical plant machinery, inclusive of planned and corrective maintenance programs. Other aspects of Philippe’s role include ensuring the Hospital building complies with relevant regulations and codes, including the Western Australian Engineering guidelines, the WA Health Department Licensing and Regulatory Unit (LARU) requirements and the Australasian Health Facility guidelines. A key part of his role is to oversee the project management and/or construction of Hospital works.
Coming from an electrical services contracting background, Philippe has extensive experience in managing many challenging technical projects in the public and private hospital sector. Prior to his appointment to Bethesda, he worked in the health industry environment as an Electrical and Telecommunication Manager.