Lifetime commitment to health service improvement: Sidney Sax medal 2018 awarded to Dr Paul Scown

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s 2018 Sidney Sax medal was tonight awarded to Dr Paul Scown at the 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress gala dinner in Brisbane.

‘The Sidney Sax Medal is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and improvement of the Australian healthcare system in the field of health services policy, organisation, delivery and research’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said.

‘Dr Scown has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the Australian health sector in a career spanning almost four decades.

‘A University of Queensland medical graduate, Dr Scown worked clinically for a number of years in metropolitan, rural and regional Queensland prior to moving into medical administration and then senior leadership roles.

‘Dr Scown has held senior and chief executive positions in public health services in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. He is currently Chair of Nexus Primary Health, a Victorian community health service.

‘Dr Scown has also demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the AHHA including through his active participation in and membership of the organisation.

‘A longstanding member of AHHA, Dr Scown is a former AHHA Board Chair and currently a member of AHHA’s Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Advisory Board. He represents AHHA on the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and was elected to their Board for a 3 year term in early 2018.

‘Many AHHA members have had the opportunity to work with Dr Scown and experience his commitment, leadership and guidance, both in supporting their professional roles, and more broadly to public health services in Australia.

‘Dr Scown is a worthy recipient of the Sidney Sax medal for 2018 recognising his lifetime commitment to the development and improvement of the Australian healthcare system to the benefit of all Australians.’

For more information on the 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress, visit www.hospitalcongress2018.com.

For more information on the AHHA, visit www.ahha.asn.au.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is the national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals, and community and primary healthcare services.

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