Hospital Management Committee (HMC)
Adj. Assoc. Professor Yasmin Naglazas
Chief Executive Officer + Executive Director, Bethesda Board
Yasmin comes to the role of CEO having extensive experience in business restructuring
and large-scale organisational reform with a focus on business growth/diversification.
As CEO, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the organisation,
establishing an overall framework to undertake strategy with a strong focus on ongoing
viability and sustainability, developing organisational capacity for future growth,
culture and maintaining and strengthening Bethesda Hospital’s Mission and brand.
She reports to the Board on strategic risk and corporate and clinical governance
and is responsible for future development and diversification options to meet both
community needs and long-term organisational viability.
Her previous experience includes Chief Operating Officer, Bethanie; Regional Director, Brightwater Care
Group; Director, Quality + Workplace Reform, Royal Perth Hospital and Nurse Consultant,
Department of Health WA.
Executive Manager, Clinical and Support Services
Perioperative Services Manager
Deborah commenced with Bethesda in 2007 as the Manager, Perioperative Services,
later taking on additional responsibilities in her current role, reporting directly
to the CEO. Deborah is responsible for both the day-to-day running of the clinical
aspects of the organisation as well input into strategic planning for consolidation,
growth and expansion of clinical services. She oversees improvements to the patient
experience at Bethesda and has taken on a primary role in the planning and operationalising
of 2 new operating theatres.
Her previous experience includes Manager, Operating Theatres at Glengarry and St
John of God Hospitals and the set-up of the Murdoch Surgicentre.
Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services
Initially training as a Chartered Accountant, Michael joined Bethesda in March 2016, bringing over 25 years professional experience, having worked across many sectors both locally and internationally. His most recent experience has been in the health, aged care and disability services sectors. Reporting directly to the CEO, Michael is responsible for working with the CEO and Executive Team on the strategic imperatives of Bethesda Health Care. Michael leads and manages the Finance and Corporate Services operations, including Finance, Supply/Stores, Engineering, Hotel Services and Human Resources and all business planning related to these services. He also is working with the CEO to ensure that financial stewardship and governance arrangements are in place to meet financial performance targets and imperatives.
To this newly created role, he brings strong strategic thinking, business partnering and influencing skills, financial management, risk management, contract management, negotiation, corporate governance and expertise in project managing system and process improvement across a wide range of issues.
Colin joined Bethesda in 2007, having over 30 years of accounting experience in both public and private organisations. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services, he has the primary responsibility of the day-to-day financial management of the business. This includes budgets and forecasts, reporting and monitoring performance including cost and margin analysis, budget variances and cash flow forecasting and compliance issues including all tax, accounting and business risk. The accounting function is in Colin’s remit and encompasses bank reconciliations, minimising outstanding debt, payroll and expense claims.
Colin also has the key responsibility for the production of monthly reports as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Board of Directors.
Manager, Business Performance and Development
Luke contributes to the successful performance of Bethesda by managing the continued
improvement and integration of services that align with business objectives. He
has taken an active lead in the establishment of a corporate system that has led
to the accurate and timely data being available for all strategic decision making.
Reporting to the CEO, Luke assists in the strategic and tactical matters as they
relate to cost benefit analyses, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.
He takes a lead role in health fund negotiations, building project initiatives,
new business development opportunities and strategic stakeholder communication.
Manager, Infection Prevention and Control
Libby is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating systems to prevent
and manage healthcare associated infection that comply with the National Safety
and Quality Health Service Standard 3, Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated
She has extensive healthcare experience in a variety of settings including Infection
Prevention and Control Coordinator, Calvary Health Care Tasmania (CHCT); Clinical
Nurse Manager Endoscopy Unit, CHCT; Nurse Unit Manager Day Surgery and Endoscopy
Unit, The Hobart Private Hospital and Hand Hygiene Coordinator Tasmania, Hand Hygiene
Manager, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
Melody has over 25 years of health industry experience, in particular in roles of
OSH and injury management, environmental management, quality and risk and human
resources. In her current role she is responsible for ensuring that high calibre
OSH and injury management programs are developed and maintained in accordance with
legislative requirements and promotes a safe, healthy workplace and a positive safety
culture. Mel has been responsible for coordinating activities that resulted in Bethesda
achieving and maintaining Worksafe WA Platinum Award status.
Her previous experience includes Group Manager OSH and Environment, St John
of God Health Care; Director, Quality and Risk, Mount Hospital and OSH and Human
Resource positions with the WA Department of Health WA.
Clinical Nurse Manager, Surgical
Sally’s role includes the overall management of the surgical ward, Riviera and Day
Procedure Unit (DPU). She has responsibility for ensuring the patient experience
from admission to discharge is of the highest order, collaborating with the patient
and their families with the aim of providing an inclusive and excellent delivery
of care no matter the length of stay. She takes an active role in the application
of the Bethesda values at the ‘coal-face’ and works closely with visiting medical
officers to enhance patient care.
Sally commenced with Bethesda in 2007, with her immediate past role being Clinical
Nurse Manager, Theatre, CSSD, Emergency Department and Day Surgery, Narrogin Regional
Hospital (WA Country Health Services).
Clinical Nurse Manager, Palliative Care
Well known in palliative care circles in WA, Glenys has worked in the specialty
for over 25 years, having previous roles as the Clinical Nurse Consultant, Cottage
Hospice and a variety of work in both the inpatient and community palliative care
setting. She is responsible for both the inpatient and ambulatory palliative care
service at Bethesda, overseeing a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians,
registrars, nurses, patient care assistants and social workers.
Glenys was instrumental in the planning and establishment of the palliative care
unit at Bethesda in 2006 and the ambulatory service in 2010. She is a passionate
advocate for patient-centered care and quality improvement and under her leadership
Bethesda has engagement in two national initiatives: the Palliative Care Outcomes
Collaborative (PCOC) and the National Palliative Outcomes and Assessment program
Rohitha (Roh) Siriwardena
Manager, Hospitality Services
Roh completed a Diploma in Hotel Management from Ceylon Hotel School and has had
39 years of experience in hospitality. Much of that time was in executive chef positions,
winning a Gold Plate Award whilst working at Crown Casino and catering for HRH Queen
Elizabeth ll and the Crown Prince of Japan when they were hosted by the then President
of Sri Lanka, Mr J R Jayawardena in 1981.
Roh commenced at Bethesda in 2006 and is responsible for all aspects of hotel services
– catering, cleaning, laundry and café.
Dr Marie Murphy
Manager, Learning and Development
A registered nurse for more than 30 years, specialising in the area of intensive
care, Marie has a passion for education and ensuring that everyone has access to
the training and development they need to excel in their work. Marie is responsible
for all staff mandatory training and competencies, with a key performance indicator
(KPI) of 100% compliance and also provides education to clinical staff to ensure
nurses practice safe, high quality patient care. Marie is the coordinator of the
Medical Emergency Response (MER) and is responsible for reviewing all episodes of
clinical deterioration and “Code Blue” calls. She oversees the Policy Coordinator
to ensure all policies are reviewed, relevant and comply with the new National Health
Standards and legislation.
Manager, Human Resources
Michelle is an HR practitioner with over 25 years experience in employee relations.
She works with the Hospital Management Committee to provide advice, policy, tools,
coaching and hands on administration relating to recruitment, selection, orientation
and performance management. She supports staff, assisting them to attain their goals
and oversees the organisation’s wellness program. Michelle plays a crucial role
in the planning for future workforce needs, including succession planning, to ensure
that overall strategic goals of Bethesda are met.
Michelle’s immediate past role was Employee Relations Manager, Co-operative Bulk
Handling Ltd (CBH).
Manager, Safety and Quality
Christine is an advocate for patient safety with extensive experience in healthcare.
She is responsible for the implementation of systems and processes that ensure safe
patient care and the prevention of harm. Christine also is responsible for the coordination
of the Bethesda Health Care’s accreditation program and ensuring the organisation’s
clinical governance framework is maintained at the highest level.
Prior to joining the Bethesda team in 2008, Christine’s experience in the health
industry included coordination of quality and infection control programs in operating
rooms and general nursing in acute metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Philippe is responsible for overall asset management of the Hospital, ensuring the efficient running of all operating mechanical and electrical plant machinery, inclusive of planned and corrective maintenance programs. Other aspects of Philippe’s role include ensuring the Hospital building complies with relevant regulations and codes, including the Western Australian Engineering guidelines, the WA Health Department Licensing and Regulatory Unit (LARU) requirements and the Australasian Health Facility guidelines. A key part of his role is to oversee the project management and/or construction of Hospital works.
Coming from an electrical services contracting background, Philippe has extensive experience in managing many challenging technical projects in the public and private hospital sector. Prior to his appointment to Bethesda, he worked in the health industry environment as an Electrical and Telecommunication Manager.