Awards and recognition

We take pride in continually striving for greater performance, diversity, and innovation. We’re honoured to be recognised for our success.

Recipient - Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation

Recipient - Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation

Awarded 2018

For the 11th consecutive year Mercy Health has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA. We were one of 120 organisations Australia wide to be awarded the citation and one of only 5 in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.

Finalist - AHRI Martin Seligman Health and Wellbeing Award

Finalist - AHRI Martin Seligman Health and Wellbeing Award

Awarded 2017

The award recognises outstanding strategies and initiatives promoting the health and wellbeing of employees in the workplace (Thrive @ Mercy).

Finalist - AHRI Rob Goffee Leadership Development Award

Finalist - AHRI Rob Goffee Leadership Development Award

Awarded 2017

The award recognises outstanding leadership development initiatives, programs and strategies, implemented within the organisation in order to develop and encourage current and future leaders (Leadership Capability Framework).

Finalist - Australian HR Awards Best Health & Wellbeing Program

Finalist - Australian HR Awards Best Health & Wellbeing Program

Awarded 2017

This award recognised Mercy Health's health and wellbeing hub, Thrive @ Mercy.

Finalist – Australian HR Awards Best Use of Technology

Finalist – Australian HR Awards Best Use of Technology

Awarded 2015

This award recognises excellence and innovation in the use of human capital technology by an in-house HR team. Mercy Health was judged on consultation, strategy, implementation and results.

Finalist - Australian HR Awards Best Workplace Flexibility Program

Finalist - Australian HR Awards Best Workplace Flexibility Program

Awarded 2015

Mercy Health was recognised for excellence and innovation in workplace flexibility programs and initiatives and was judged on consultation, strategy, implementation and results.

​Recipient - Employer of Choice, The Australian Business Awards

​Recipient - Employer of Choice, The Australian Business Awards

Awarded 2015

The Employer of Choice Awards recognise organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Winner - Nurse of the Year, Catholic Health Australia Awards:

Winner - Nurse of the Year, Catholic Health Australia Awards:

Awarded 2015

Ms Megan McKechnie

Winner - Lifetime Achievement, Catholic Health Australia Awards

Winner - Lifetime Achievement, Catholic Health Australia Awards

Awarded 2015

Fr Cormac Nagle OFM

​Winner - AHRI R U OK? Workplace award

​Winner - AHRI R U OK? Workplace award

Awarded 2014

The award recognises organisations with strategies or initiatives supporting and encouraging employees to regularly and meaningfully ask 'are you ok?' to support those struggling with life. Other finalists included Bristow Group, Monash University and P&O Maritime Australasia.

​Winner - AHRI Age Diversity in the Workplace award

Awarded 2014

The award recognises excellence in age diversity initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Winner - Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Victorian Aged Care Awards – Trainee

Awarded 2014

Aroha Cookson. Aroha works at Mercy Place Wyndham, won the Trainee category at the ACSA Victoria Aged Care Awards. Ms Cookson started her Personal Care Attendant traineeship with Mercy Health in 2010, providing residents with considerate and compassionate care.