Monash Health recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List

Four members of the team at Monash Health have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List. 

Both Professor Helena Teede and Professor Beverley Vollenhoven received the Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Professor Stacy Goergen and Associate Professor Barry Rawicki received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). 

Monash Health extends its congratulations to Helena, Beverley, Stacy, and Barry for these well-deserved honours. 

Professor Helena Teede AM

Helena Teede in Queens birthday celebration

Professor Helena Teede AM received the Member of the Order of Australia award for significant service to medical education and research, to endocrinology, and to women’s health.

Professor Teede is an endocrinologist, Professor of Diabetes and Research Translation lead at Monash Health where she has practiced for three decades, Director at Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, and the Executive Director at Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre.

“The honour here lies in the respect from colleagues who have put forward the nomination, and the recognition of the amazing work from the various teams whom I have the privilege of supporting,” said Professor Teede.

Professor Teede holds several noteworthy appointments and has received numerous awards for her work, including an Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology Award from the global Endocrine Society earlier this year.

Read more about Professor Teede’s award on the Australian Honours website.

Professor Beverley Vollenhoven AM

Beverley Vollenhoven in Queens birthday

Professor Beverley Vollenhoven AM received the Member of the Order of Australia award for significant service to medical education and research, to endocrinology, and to women’s health.

Professor Vollenhoven is the Head of Gynaecology at Monash Health, Acting Head of Monash University’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Department, and a clinician at Monash IVF. In her role at Monash Health, Beverley has overseen the growth of Victoria’s largest and busiest gynaecology service.

“I am both thrilled and honoured to be appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia. While I have been given this honour, it is a reflection of the people around me, including family and friends and work colleagues.” said Professor Vollenhoven.

“None of us get any awards in isolation. I hope women continue to be recognised for their work in all walks of life.”

Amongst many achievements in her career, Professor Vollenhoven was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2019, for her instrumental work in ensuring access to critical reproductive and women’s health services in Victoria.

Read more about Professor Vollenhoven’s award on the Australian Honours website.

Professor Stacy Goergen OAM 

Professor Stacy Goergen OAM received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to radiology. 

Professor Goergen is the Head of Obstetric Imaging, the Head of Fetal/Obstetric MRI, and the Head of Research within Monash Health Imaging, and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences. 

“I am so appreciative of the opportunities that Monash Health has given me; this recognition reflects the hard work, mentoring, and help of so many people across disciplines and craft groups over decades,” said Professor Goergen. 

Professor Goergen is currently Chair of the Safety, Quality and Standards Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and in 2018 received the Roentgen Medal from the RANZCR for her valuable contributions to the field.  

Read more about Professor Goergen’s award on the Australian Honours website. 

Associate Professor Barry Rawicki OAM

Associate Professor Barry Rawicki OAM received the Medal of the Order of Australia award for service to medicine as a rehabilitation specialist.

Associate Professor Rawicki is the Medical Director of Paediatric Rehabilitation at Monash Children’s Hospital.

“I am very honoured to have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). I have been very fortunate to have been able to provide leadership and mentorship in a range of rehabilitation services. My association with Monash Health goes back to 1997 at the Hampton Rehabilitation Hospital (later moved to Kingston), and most recently at Monash Children’s Hospital in 2007. It has been a delight to see this service develop and grow and to attract staff of the highest level of skill and knowledge from all disciplines.

“Of all medical specialties rehabilitation is, I believe, the most multidisciplinary where in addition to the very specialised medical work, much of the work is the bringing together not only a wide range of allied health and nursing clinicians but also many other medical disciplines in order to optimise patient outcomes and to ultimately minimise disability.”

“The award would of course not have been possible without the collegiality of Monash Health and the dedication and commitment of all the staff over my many years as a consultant in rehabilitation medicine.”

Associate Professor Rawicki has held several notable appointments in rehabilitation, including the Chairman, Board of Continuing Education and Head of Registrar Training at the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, which is part of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He was the Medical Director for Rehabilitation at Southern Health and is currently Medical Director of Paediatric Rehabilitation at Monash Children’s Hospital.

Read more about Associate Professor Rawicki’s award on the Australian Honours website.