Russell Kennedy Principal, Michael Gorton AM, was recently elected by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) as a founding member of its new Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care (IAQS).
ISQua, is an international organisation supporting health systems in over 100 countries and 5 continents in relation to quality and safety for patients. The ISQua Board wished to recognise leaders in their field, either patients or professionals by establishing the Academy, and will this year appoint 35 founding members of the Academy from leading experts worldwide.
Micheal is one of those selected to be a founding member of the Academy.
Membership of the Academy is a mark of excellence of leadership within research, academia or service delivery in quality and safety and is considered one of the highest honours that an individual working in the area can receive. Membership of the Academy is for life.
Russell Kennedy is delighted that one of its principals has achieved such high recognition, recognising Micheal’s significant contribution to the Victorian and Australian health care sector. In Australia he is the Chair of AHPRA, the Chair of Alfred Health and a member of the Board of Ambulance Victoria.