Director of Nursing at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Rae Priaulx, is a finalist in the 2016 Queensland State Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Ms Priaulx has been the director of nursing for eight years, in that time she has implemented an electronic patient tracking system.
This system has improved patient workflow and allows families to see live updates from the operating theatre.
She has also helped the hospital grown from 141 to 190 beds, has expanded the maternity department, introduced a rehabilitation service and rebuilding the mental health facility.
Ms Priaulx said she was thrilled to be nominated and recognised alongside other inspiring businesswomen.
“It is a great honour to be nominated for this award. I feel extremely fortunate that some of the drivers for success in my chosen my career equates to better outcomes for patients and that provides me with enormous satisfaction,” Ms Priaulx said.
“The best part of my role is the privilege of developing future healthcare leaders. If I can inspire someone to step up, provide them with a leadership opportunity or project to learn and grow their confidence, it makes my whole day shine,” she said.
Ms Priaulx is a Queensland finalists in the ‘For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award’ category with five other women.
This award recognises those who deliver positive social/environmental change as their core mission.
The Queensland winner will be announced on 14 October 2016, with the national Telstra Business Woman revealed on 16 November 2016.
The Telstra Business Women’s Awards are now in their 22nd year, with women from diverse industries recognised for their achievements.
Ms Priaulx will continue to look for innovative pathways to improve the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, as she implements excellent patient care.