With the 2023 program now open, we are taking the time to celebrate the winners from last year.
The Mornington Peninsula Business Excellence Awards recognise innovation, sustainability and excellence across businesses of all types. They are a chance to showcase the outstanding work of local businesses.
Here, we celebrate the winner of the Health and Community category, Atticus Health Medicentre, Hastings.
The judges chose Atticus for its innovation in providing a socially aware, entrepreneurial approach to healthcare and its outstanding provision of clinical, medical, and aged care support to the community. They were impressed by how their multidisciplinary teams work in unison to treat the whole person and their proactive commitment to sustainability practices to conserve the natural environment.
Open since 2016 Atticus Regional Medicentre – Hastings is named after Atticus Finch, the protagonist in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. When establishing the centre, Dr Gomes felt that the character of Atticus Finch truly empathised and represented the plight of the individual, particularly when the odds were stacked against them. This is the ethos that all at Atticus Health strive for to guide them towards excellence.
Atticus is an allied health service in Hastings offering general practitioner and specialist doctor services, with a strong focus on the patient’s holistic health. Responding to the needs of the community they have expanded their medical services to residential aged care facilities, home care services and telehealth at a national level.
A huge congratulation also goes out to impressive finalists for this category, Crib Point Early Learning Centre. This early childhood centre is family owned and managed. It caters for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years across the Crib Point area and provides high quality care and education to all the children who attend.
Another finalist was the Victorian Hearing Company, a locally owned and run private practice with an independent Audiology clinic. They offer a full range of hearing and auditory processing assessments for adults, children, veterans, pensioners, employers for workplace screenings as well as tinnitus counselling and public health educational talks.
Article first published January 2023