Andrew Saunders announced as the CEO for EDMH

Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital Board of Management Chairman Tony Kealy is thrilled to be able to announce that the current Acting CEO, Andrew Saunders has been offered and has accepted the position of CEO of Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital.

“Andrew has already had a lengthy career at EDMH, starting out as the Catering Manager in 1990.  He has worked in various roles including Hotel Services Manager, General Services Manager and many times as the Acting CEO.” Said Tony

“His steady progression within the organisation and the development of his management and leadership responsibilities together with the leadership and business courses he has undertaken makes him an excellent fit for this role.”

“Andrew has played an integral part of the growth and development of EDMH over the years.  He has extensive project management experience and a proven track record of partnering arrangements and successful funding applications.”

“We are very excited to have been able to offer Andrew this role as he is very passionate about the hospital and the community.” Said Tony.

Andrew Saunders is very keen to get stuck into the role and lead EDMH through what will be huge change over the coming couple of years with the redevelopment of aged care.

“I am committed to ensuring we have the services the community needs now and into the future.” Said Andrew

 “Recruitment of Doctors and skilled nursing staff is an ongoing issue for all regional areas, we need to be offering something special to attract new staff to our health service.”

 “I want EDMH to be a place where kindness is normal, not an exception.”

 “We will continue working hard to ensure the community has every opportunity to have input and involvement in how their health service is run, after all we are only the stewards of EDMH, looking after it for the next generation.”

Andrew encourages the community to support the services offered by the Hospital and the Medical clinic.

“We are so lucky to have  24-7 doctor coverage as most rural communities don’t. To keep this vital service viable we need all in our community to support the hospital and make use of our facilities and doctors.”

Andrew has an open door policy “I would welcome anyone to pop in to see me, to have a chat, raise concerns, share ideas or just tell us what a great job we are doing.”