Cabrini Health has been named Corporate Citizen for 2015 in the Victoria Day Awards* announced today, in recognition of our community benefit program and strong standing as an employer.
At this event, Cabrini was officially represented by Richard Rogers (Chairman of the Cabrini Health Board of Directors) and his wife Ros Rogers; Dr. Michael Walsh (Chief Executive), Mary-Anne Gallagher (Executive Director, People and Culture) and Cath Garner (Executive Director, Mission and Strategy). A party from Cabrini Linen Service attended including Kevin Duong (General Manager) and staff members Meagan McInnes, Nilan Karunaratne and Elsa Chung, as well as Sue Parkes (Interim Director, Cabrini Foundation) and Jackie Meiers (Public Relations Manager).
In presenting the Victoria Day Award for Public and Community Service by a Good Corporate Citizen, Victoria Day Council Chairman Norman Kennedy described Cabrini as a “good corporate citizen” and one that supports and operates programs for disadvantaged people in their community, citing examples such as Cabrini’s support for an Indigenous tutoring program at Stonnington Primary School, CatholicCare, Very Special Kids (Malvern), Family Life (Brighton) and Sacred Heart Mission (St Kilda), as well as Cabrini’s investment in the TransAccess Mobility Support Service, the Malvern emergency food program and our new community bereavement service available through gold coin donation.
Mr. Kennedy says he was honored to introduce this year’s winners. “The Victoria Day Council each year recognizes people in the community that have gone above and beyond their contribution to the community within Victoria. On behalf of the Victoria Day Council, I thank them and congratulate them on their truly outstanding achievements.” In particular, Mr. Kennedy highlighted the Cabrini Linen Service in Dandenong South, which provides employment opportunities for people who might otherwise struggle to find employment, including recently arrived migrants, long term unemployed, homeless, at-risk youth and people who have suffered mental illness or addiction. The Cabrini Linen Service has more than 140 staff, representing 32 different cultural group, and includes 41 staff from the community where it is located.
Pictured is Kevin Duong, General Manager of the Cabrini Linen Service. Arriving in Australia as refugee, Kevin began work as a casual sorter at Cabrini Linen Service and with his own initiative and Cabrini’s support for his education, rose to become General Manager. Read more about Kevin’s story at: