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21 July 2021
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Officials have renamed Wimmera Medical Centre in Horsham in honour of former Wimmera Health Care Group medical services director Alan Wolff.
Professor Wolff, OAM, and family members including his wife Dr Yvonne Cymbalist attended a renaming ceremony.
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The centre has become Alan Wolff Medical Centre, reflecting on Professor Wolff’s legacy to Wimmera health care, which spans 37 years.
Professor Wolff has wide recognition for his role in introducing clinical risk-management programs into health services across Australia, based on his 20 years of extensive research.
He developed and refined an integrated and sustainable quality-improvement and risk-management program for Wimmera Health Care Group.
Health services across Victoria, interstate and internationally implemented the model, which had support from a relevant evidence and theory-based book, journal articles, lecturing and many presentations.
In 2009, Professor Wolff, WHCG and Sally Taylor wrote ‘Enhancing Patient Care: a practical guide to improving quality and safety in hospitals’. The book provides a comprehensive review of the quality and safety literature, distilling the practical aspects of designing, implementing and maintaining a quality and safety program in a hospital and describes in detail Wimmera quality and safety programs.