In a year that has tested healthcare professionals across the globe, PA Hospital’s Executive Director Nursing Services Veronica Casey AM has received the Association of Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Leaders (AQNML) Outstanding Achievement in Nursing and Midwifery Award.
AQNML representatives said Veronica is an outstanding role model, professional mentor and leader known for her ability to create a culture of care, continuous improvement and compliance to clinical practice standards.
“Veronica has held nursing executive leadership positions in Queensland Health since 1998 and has made significant contributions to the professions of nursing and midwifery at the state, National and international level,” they said, citing her role in PA Hospital’s Magnet designation and re-designation, and the development of Logan Bayside and QEII Hospital’s ‘Pathways to Excellence’ credentialing program.
“Veronica is the appointed Chair of The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and assists with bargaining and implementation of EB agreements as a member of the Queensland Health Nursing and Midwifery Implementation Group.
“In 2010, she was appointed as one of three inaugural international commissioners for the American Nurses Credentialing Centre, and last year was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia Medal (AM) for significant services to nursing, medical education and to community health,” they said.
“Despite her many achievements and appointments, Veronica continues to invest generously in the development of emerging nursing and midwifery leaders.”