New leader for health ser­vice

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Ararat’s East Grampians Health Ser­vice board has ap­pointed An­drew Free­man its new chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Board chair­woman Nancy Pan­ter said the board chose Mr Free­man, who has been in­terim chief ex­ec­u­tive for nearly four years, af­ter an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion process.

“Mr Free­man brings more than 13 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship roles ru­ral health,” she said.

“He is an ef­fec­tive leader who is deeply com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing health out­comes for ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.”

Mr Free­man said he looked for­ward to work­ing with the health ser­vice on ma­jor projects, in­clud­ing East Grampians com­mu­nity in in health cen­tre’s mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar re­de­vel­op­ment.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing time with the com­mu­nity health cen­tre re­de­vel­op­ment un­der­way and plan­ning for the $2.9-mil­lion theatre re­de­vel­op­ment, which is about to start,” he said.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to build on the great work that is al­ready be­ing done at EGHS.”

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