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Reliance Health wins Business of the Year 2016

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29 August 2016

Reliance GP Super Clinic took out the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’ award at the annual Central Coast Business Awards, held at Mingara Recreation Club on Saturday night.

Hundreds of people from various industries and organisations flocked to the finals, where the crème de la crème of the local business world were recognised for their contribution to the regional economy and wider community.

Reliance was listed as a finalist in three categories; Excellence in Business Ethics, Excellence in Business Growth and Employer of Choice – earning an aggregate total that saw them take the overall honours.

Based in West Gosford, Reliance expanded with a second practice having opened in May this year, and another site is set to open in Erina in the coming months.

Reliance GP Super Clinic is the most comprehensive healthcare provider on the Central Coast; with over 25 GPs and an extensive range of allied health practitioners and Specialists all under the one roof, and a business model based on growth through education and training.

The Clinic’s business model saw an increase of 100% in the last 12 months at the West Gosford practice alone, and plans to double the figure in the future, says Dr. Rodney Beckwith. “Our model aims to manage demands from a changing local demographic and evolving patient needs.”

In 2016 Reliance opened 3 specialised clinics for specific high volume needs; a sleep study clinic for sleep related illness including sleep apnoea, a flu clinic, a skin cancer clinic for specialised skin checks & procedures, with plans to open a women’s health  and wellbeing clinic which will cover obstetrics, women’s health, emotional wellbeing and clinical cosmetics.

Reliance has a stringent recruitment process for both professional, management and admin staff, with ongoing training and education at the forefront of the organisation’s success. Reliance hold education sessions weekly which is attended by all professionals.  CEO, Julie Abdilla believes in fostering shared knowledge and experience which fits in well with the ‘Inclusivity of relationships culture’ within the practices.

In addition to internal training, Reliance hosts seminars open to the extended professional community of General Practitioners.

Reliance participates in fundraising events for causes such as cancer research, childhood disease, autism awareness and local hospital funding – in addition to sponsorship of local sporting clubs and teams.

Dr Beckwith explains that the community sponsorship evolved to encourage a healthier community, having been selected as the Central Coast ambassador for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. “Our contribution to medical research not only serves the charity but also the wider community in finding cures for illness that affect so many lives”, states Beckwith.

At the beginning of the year Reliance contributed towards the sponsorship of a local Surf Life Saving Club, claiming that local partnerships generate exposure and allow health professionals to communicate important health and safety messages in the community. North Avoca SLSC Club President Mathew Slattery explains “The financial contribution from Reliance provides rescue equipment, surf rescue education and development, training subsidies, first aid and advanced resuscitation training.”

A finalist in the Employer of Choice category, Reliance offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives to staff, such as gym memberships, fresh fruit delivery, monthly rewards and recognition, and allied health programs. Ms Abdilla explains the motivation behind the extensive program is “to provide a happy and healthy environment for our team”.

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