Gosford Private Hospital CEO and Healthe Care Australia Central Coast Regional Manager, Matt Kelly, has been named as the ‘2019 Outstanding Business Leader’ at the NSW Business Awards. The lavish Awards, held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on Friday night, recognise business best practice, leadership and innovation.
Mr Kelly was recognised for his contribution to healthcare on the Central Coast, where he oversees three hospitals, more than 23,000 operations, 800 staff and 400 doctors. In 2019 alone, Matt has overseen the successful construction and opening of the $31 million Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital in Kanwal, led continued growth at both Brisbane Waters Private and Gosford Private Hospitals, and is about to begin the $32 million redevelopment of Gosford Private Hospital.
“We’re proud to be delivering world class healthcare for our local community. Healthe Care has seen the needs of our local residents, identified opportunities to grow our business, and invested over $70 million in facilities, technology and services to best meet the needs of the Central Coast, locally,” said Mr Kelly.
The Award also recognised Matt’s role in raising the profile of the Central Coast, including representatives from Gosford Private Hospital being invited to be the first Australians to ever present at the world’s premier patient experience event, the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit in Ohio. The Hospital has also been featured in a leading healthcare resource which has seen Gosford Private profiled alongside the world’s number one and two hospitals – Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic – with an audience of over 55,000 healthcare leaders across 80 countries.
“It’s great to see Gosford Private being profiled as a centre of excellence on the world stage. Our commitment to patient-centered care and the embedding of our hospital values – Best Practice, Best Experience, Respect, It’s Personal and Positive Energy – have really resonated with our staff and patients. We have created a workplace culture and healthcare facility delivering leading healthcare services for patients without the need for them to leave the Central Coast. The services offered locally at our three private hospitals is something we can all be proud of.”
Matt’s impressive body of work has now seen him recognised both locally and overseas, being named as Outstanding Business Leader at the local Gosford Erina and Coastal Chamber of Commerce Awards, Central Coast Regional Business Awards and now the NSW State Business Awards. He has also been recognised as an Outstanding Employee by the Luye Life Sciences group, a multi-national company with over 7,000 employees worldwide.
“For me personally, this Award is a reflection of the very talented teams that I have the privilege to be part of. Without their dedication to our patients’ experience and each other we would not be able to achieve these fantastic results.”
Gosford Private Hospital was also named as a finalist in the ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ category at the NSW Business Awards, recognising the Hospital’s commitment to sustainable practices and waste management improvements over the past 18 months.