The One Mater project, unifying Mater’s health services in South East Queensland, North Queensland and Central Queensland under a single board of governance, has announced the makeup of its foundation Board and CEO for the Group.
Foundational Executive Chair of the One Mater project Francis Sullivan appointed in July this year, said the appointments reflected Mater’s commitment to world class healthcare in a local environment.
“Our new Mater Board which has responsibility for Mater hospitals and health services across Queensland brings together experienced Directors from each of our regions, along with new Board members who will bring valuable insights,” Mr Sullivan said.
“Central to our mission is to ensure people in remote and regional Queensland have access to world class health care close to where they live.”
The Mater Board is: Mr Francis Sullivan (Chair), Mr Pat Brady, Mr Gerard Houlihan, Sr Sandra Lupi RSM, Ms Jenny Parker, Dr John Rivers, Ms Virginia Ryan and Ms Jane Yacopetti.
Dr Peter Steer has been named as Group CEO to this single board of governance and will manage the development of a shared strategy of healthcare across Mater health services.
Mercy Partners is the Public Juridic Person, a canonical body which is the owner and sole member of the three Mater hospitals in Queensland. Chair Dr Ricki Jeffery said the Mater Board and CEO appointments were a significant step towards maintaining the Mercy mission of accessible and high quality health and aged care.
“We know with Mater hospitals working much more closely together, there is an increased opportunity to deliver world class healthcare in a local environment, which reiterates our fundamental commitment to the mission of Catholic healthcare and provision of accessible and affordable health services to all Queenslanders,” Dr Jeffery said.
“Mercy Partners has a responsibility to the Sisters of Mercy who have been delivering health services to Queenslanders for over 100 years, to ensure this legacy is protected, and their mission is maintained. One Mater supports that vision, and we look forward to supporting this important transition.”