Following years of service, Yarram and District Health Service (YDHS) Chief Executive Officer, Colleen Boag, has tendered her resignation.

YDHS Chair, Frankie MacLennan, recognised Ms Boag’s invaluable contribution to the Health Service, in particular her successful 15-year tenure as CEO.

“Yarram and District Health Service is fortunate to have been led so capably by Ms Boag, who has overseen an era of outstanding care for patients, residents and the people of Yarram,” Ms MacLennan said.

“Ms Boag is first and foremost, a person who supports her staff, has a focus on patient care and has always – resourcefully – enhanced the health services provided in Yarram”.

“St Elmo’s Nursing Home and Crossley House are known for exceptional residential aged care and the new Integrated HealthCare Centre – well on its way to realisation – is the result of her determined leadership”.

“I, along with my colleagues at YDHS, formally thank Ms Boag for her dedicated service and wish her every success in her future endeavours”.

“Colleen has offered to stay on as CEO while we recruit a suitably qualified successor”.

In announcing this to staff Colleen said she felt privileged to have led YDHS over the last 15 years, with time for farewells closer to the date. In the meantime she said, it is business as usual; YDHS has several capital works programs to deliver, an Integrated HealthCare Centre to build, care to deliver and new Commonwealth Standards to be met.

“We expect to fill the role by mid-year 2019”, Ms MacLennan concluded.