Senior Staff as of 30 June 2015
Chief Executive Officer
Vicki Poxon - Appointed 2017
Vicki commenced at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service in March 2017. Prior to commencing at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Vicki was CEO for four years at Boort District Health. Previous roles included CEO of West Moreton Medicare Local (Brisbane) and CEO of Brisbane South Division of General Practice.
Vicki is a Director of the VHIA and recently appointed to the Victorian Clinical Council. Vicki has a Masters in International Health and Bachelor of Education and completed leadership courses at Harvard (USA). Vicki has completed the change management program run by the National Health Service (UK).
In Vicki’s spare time she is renovating a house and building a new garden on acreage. Vicki is interested in Aboriginal art, early Australian furniture, fashion and reading.
Director of Medical Services
Dr Rick Lowen M.B.B.S., DObRCOG, FRACGP, AACHSE
From August 2015, the part-time Director of Medical Services (DMS). The DMS works closely with the medical workforce at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service to ensure that clinical practice reflects current best practice in rural health care. The DMS is responsible for ensuring that all medical practitioners working in each health service are appropriately qualified and experienced (credentialing) and that their role and practice is appropriate to the appointing health service (definition of scope of clinical practice). After medical practitioners are appointed, the DMS is responsible for reviewing their ongoing performance, supporting their continuing professional development and engaging them with health service priorities and strategy.
Director of Nursing Beaufort
Helen Rylands RN, ICU Cert., Grad. Dip [Acute Care], Grad. Dip [Business] - Appointed 2015
The Director of Nursing at Beaufort is responsible for all aspects of nursing care at the Beaufort campus.
Director of Nursing Skipton
Belinda Horsley RN, BAppSc - Appointed 2003
The Director of Nursing at Skipton is responsible for all aspects of nursing care at the Skipton campus.
Michael Rhook MBA, BBus, CPA