One of Mercy Health’s most dedicated senior clinicians has received a prestigious award this week from Catholic Health Australia.
The Sister Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award is presented annually to Catholic health leaders who’ve made significant contributions to the Church’s presence in health or aged care and inspired others. Recipients are also recognised for their impacts on the broader community.
This year, Mercy’s Group CEO Angela Nolan presented the award to Associate Professor Michael Rasmussen, who has dedicated more than 40 years of his career to providing the highest quality obstetric and gynaecological care to women through Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Recognised as a fierce advocate for women-centred care, as well as the promotion of women in research and leadership, Michael is also highly regarded as a skilled and supportive clinical teacher and trainer, and his backing has contributed to Mercy Health becoming a globally renowned leader in perinatal research.
Michael currently holds multiple senior roles at Mercy Health, including Head of Unit Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Clinical Director Gynaecology at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg; and Clinical Director Women’s and Children’s Services at both Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital. He has held several senior positions within RANZCOG.
Mercy Health’s Board Chair Virginia Bourke extended sincere congratulations to A/Prof Rasmussen for his extraordinary dedication and lifetime contribution.
Last reviewed August 31, 2023.