Stories

These stories chronicle some of the exceptional highlights at Mater for 2008. They can be filtered using either the category, tag or date links in the menu to the right.

Setting the pace for coronary care in Queensland

Monday, 4 August 2008

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane officially opened its expanded Coronary Care Unit in August 2008.

Filed under: Private

Performance development made ClEAR

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

A new performance development system was introduced in 2008 called ClEAR. It is an organisation-wide initiative aimed at making performance development an integral part of day-to-day life at Mater.

Filed under: Support, Video

Business Park offers exciting new opportunities

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Since opening in 2000, Mater Private Hospital Redland has broadened and deepened Mater’s links with the Bayside community and now, thanks to a new expansion, those links are set to multiply.

Filed under: Private, Redland

Redland rated number one again

Sunday, 31 August 2008

For the second year running, Mater Private Hospital Redland (MPHR) has been rated number one in the official Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey of Australian private hospitals.

Filed under: Private, Redland, Video

Mater Staff Long Service Awards

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

On Wednesday 3 September 2008 more than 150 people celebrated the commitment and long service of Mater staff at the Staff Long Service Awards.

Filed under: Pathology, Support, Video

Another win for Mater

Friday, 5 September 2008

Mater Health Services has received a 2008 Australian Business Award in the category of “Marketing Excellence”. The award recognises Mater’s outstanding achievement in marketing strategy and execution and is an acknowledgment of the organisation’s exceptional achievements in health care marketing.

Filed under: Support

Mercy abroad

Friday, 12 September 2008

Each year Mater engages in a range of activities as part of its commitment to offering compassionate care to the sick and needy. Often these initiatives take place on home soil. At other times Mater takes its action abroad.

Filed under: Mission, Private

Providing the tools to communicate about cancer

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

In September Mater Private Breast Cancer Centre and 4-Life Psychology launched a new program, “Mindful Parenting in the context of breast cancer”, to give women being treated for breast cancer the tools to effectively communicate what is happening to them with their children.

Filed under: Children's, Mothers', Private

From little things, big things grow

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Every year in September there is an important week in Mater’s calendar to celebrate the legacy of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy by acknowledging the organisation’s ongoing commitment to Mercy.

Filed under: Adult, Children's

New car park to support children's hospital

Monday, 29 September 2008

To support the construction of the Queensland Children’s Hospital, which will open in 2014, Mater Health Services is building a new car parking facility on the grounds of St Laurence’s College.

Filed under: Children's
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    QIRCH volunteer doctorsMater Children's Private Hospital nurse Nicole Gordon (dressed as Queen of Hearts), Deb Miller with Community Partners Award 1The team celebrates at Mater Private Hospital Redland.EcobizOne year milestone 1Greenfleet supporterMater staff packing the container bound for Uganda.Most Reverend Brian V. Finnigan DD Auxilary Bishop for Brisbane blesses Embrace.Operation Smile patient before surgery.Mater staff learning more about ClEARAustralian first for Mater Adult Hospital Bayside Business Park 1Mater Pathology Senior Scientist and coordinator of the tandem mass spectrometer, Michael Henman.SpringfieldThe O-ARM imaging system represents the seamless integration of intraoperative imaging with image guTop honours, award winners Michael Page and Ian Blaber.Dr David KnightMadonna McGahanDirector of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Dr Graham NunnKerry Hart Paediatric Nurse PractitionerProfessor John Bell was a specialist pathologist for 39 years at Mater.Dr Paul TruscottProfessor David Tudehope's FarewellJessica, 2 days old, fighting for her lifeClinical Pathology Technician Robyn Manko, dedicating 40 years of service to Mater with Chairman of James_Morton01An Exceptional Delivery 1Dr Smyth(L to R) Dr Jason Wildschut, Angela Hedge, Ashlee Ellis & Marteen Ellis transition to the Mater ChilMater Adult Hospital Digital TheatreMater Private Hospital Director of Nursing Pat Snowden, Executive Director Mater Private Hospitals DAn Artist impression of the Hancock Street Car ParkSiemens Artis Zee biplane flat panel detectorMater Education 1Hotel Services at Mater Private Hospital RedlandWickham Terrace Collection Centre2008 Australian Business AwardSince 2005 more than 490 research projects have been launched at Mater Health Services.There are currently 171 research projects underway at Mater Mothers' Hospitals.Mater Broker TeamWhat an exceptional day 1Mater Private Breast Cancer Centre Coodinator and Breast Care Nurse Sally Graham with a patientPanAust and Mater staff pack the container with medical suppliesChris Hill with June Adams in front of Mercy International.Young Resilience Art Exhibition 024Young Resilience Art Exhibition 025Aileen Harris at work at Mater Private Hospital Redland.Queensland Children's Hospital artist's impressionMater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.Director Adult Critical Care Services Dr Peter Cook lends a handJessica weighed a tiny 382 grams at birthCEO Dr John O'Donnell and Health Minister Stephen Robertson MP officially open the Queensland PaediaAt the launch of the Refugee Maternity Clinic (L to R) Magdalena Kuyang, Jeniffer Petty, Jenny Ryan,What an exceptional day 2Robyn TaskerKOALA researcher Dr Gary Leong with a patient.Second catheter labMater Pathology rapid growth continuesMater Adult Hospital Outpatient ClinicAn Exceptional Delivery 2Mater Staff Long Service Awards CEO Dr John O'Donnell and Professor David TudehopeProfessor John Bell3D image data set is automatically transferred to the StealthStation and registered to the patient.Bayside Business Park 2Mater neurosurgeon Dr Martin Wood with the Operation Smile patient before surgery.Congregation Leader Sr Sandra Lupi rsm, Embrace artist Madeline Brown and Sr Michaeleen Ahern rsm.Mater supplies arrive in Entebbe, Uganda.Ecobiz presentationDr Annie NewtonCommunity Partners Award 2Executive Director Mater Women's, Children's and Adult Health Services Dr Mark Waters, Mater ChildreIntensive Care Unit bed with Mater donated equipment.Plastic surgeon and co-founder of Operation Smile Australia Dr Richard Lewandowski with ThamShipment of medical supplies being unloaded in Laos.The women of refugee-run catering business Mu'ooz serving authentic African cuisineBayside Business Park 3Some of the Sisters of Mercy wrapped in Embrace.2D lumbar imaging with screws.Professor John Bell with his pathology team.Professor David Tudehope with his familyJessica receiving neonatal intensive careAn Exceptional Delivery 3Mater Adult Hospital Intensive Care UnitWard Nanny Kate Naughton with newborn Lily-Mae Shannon.Research by the Paediatric Spine Research Group has investigated the use of spinal staples to controImage from the Siemens Artis Zee biplane flat panel detectorDr Andrew CotterillMater Adult Hospital Registered Nurses Lauren Burnett and Brownyn Murray at the 10 year celebratory Mater PathologyWhat an exceptional day 3Liv White with Dane at the official opening of the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service.What an exceptional day 4Most Reverend Brian V. Finnigan DD, Auxilary Bishop for Brisbane blesses the opening plaque.A Mater Midwife with baby ReillyImage from the Siemens Artis Zee biplane flat panel detectorWard Nanny Kate Naughton with newborn Lily-Mae Shannon.Refurbished Mater Adult Hospital and Emergency Department openingMMH DuskProfessor David Tudehope Jessica's first bath3D cervical imaging(L to R) Chairman Mater Board Prof John McAuliffe, Sr Michaeleen Ahern rsm, Embrace artist Madeline Mercy Award winners the Broker Team, Robyn Tasker and Dr Andrew Cotterill.Shipment of medical supplies being unloaded in Laos.Dinner time at Sanyu, a home for abandoned babies.The Haidenhoffer family celebrate with the Pet Assisted Therapy dog.Executive Director Mater Women's, Children's and Adult Health Services Dr Mark Waters with Mater FouCongregation Leader Sisters of Mercy, Sr Sandra Lupi rsm.Mercy Week BBQThe O-Arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System.Jessica with mother Karleen at the opening of the Mater Mothers' Hospital on 30 MayDr Mark Waters Executive Director Mater Women's, Children's and Adult Health Services with Mary MontCEO Dr John O'Donnell and Health Minister Stephen Robertson MPWard Nanny Kate Naughton with newborn Lily-Mae Shannon.Image from the Siemens Artis Zee biplane flat panel detectorMater Mothers' Hospitals CourtyardWhat an exceptional day 5What an exceptional day 6Mater Mothers' Hospitals Birthing SuiteMost Reverend Brian V. Finnigan DD Auxilary Bishop for Brisbane blesses the plaqueSiemens Artis Zee biplane flat panel detectorDirector Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Dr Graham Nunn is introduced to Health Minister Stephen RobertsoThe O-Arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System.Mercy Week BBQ at the Mater Private Hospital Terrace Cafe.Executive Director Mission Leadership Madonna McGahan with some Mater staff at the Mercy Week BBQ.The O-Arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System.Mater Children's Hospital new Catheter Lab on level 5.Siemens SOMATOM Definition Dual Source CTMater Mothers' Hospitals LobbyWhat an exceptional day 7Mater Mothers' Hospitals Level 7 TerraceWhat an exceptional day 8Image of heart depicting narrowed artery using Siemens SOMATOM Definition Dual Source CTPaediatric Intensive Care Unit cardiac bed on level 5.Mercy Week displaysThe Mercy Week morning tea with the Sisters of MercyMater Mothers' Hospitals Level-12 Lift LobbyDane's second open heart surgery at the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service.Prof John McAuliffe AM welcomes guests.What an exceptional day 9What an exceptional day 10What an exceptional day 11What an exceptional day 12What an exceptional day 13What an exceptional day 14What an exceptional day 18What an exceptional day 15What an exceptional day 19What an exceptional day 16Sr Regis Mary Dunn AO RSM, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Sr Peg Slack RSM and Sr Sandra Lupi RSM.What an exceptional day 17What an exceptional day 20Sr Angela Mary Doyle RSM with Sr Nuala Doyle RSM

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