NEW Moyne Health Services (MHS) CEO Jackie Kelly is hoping to continue the path laid out by her predecessors.
Originally from New Zealand, Ms Kelly worked in community health in Melbourne after emigrating.
Two and a half years ago, Ms Kelly took up the post of CEO at Heywood Rural Health.
She began her new role at MHS on Monday and takes over from interim CEO Leigh Parker.
Mr Parker had been in the role since January when David Lee stood down after nine years as CEO.
In that time, Mr Lee oversaw the development of a long-term master plan for MHS’ Port Fairy campus.
This plan is now being enacted on with a new community health centre opened in February and work on an upgrade of the hospital’s urgent care unit to begin soon.
Ms Kelly said she is excited about her new role.
“The opportunity arose to put in for this job and i jumped at it,” Ms Kelly said.
“My aim is to continue the good work done by David and Leigh and the board.
The opportunity arose to put in for this job and I jumped at it.
“They have had a real vision for the future and strategically driven to achieve it.
“Everyone wants the best health service it can be for Port Fairy and the other communities we cover.”