MAX has today announced the appointment of one of Australia’s leading clinicians, Dr David Milecki, as its Chief Medical Officer.
Dr Milecki has over 32 years’ experience in primary medical practice in occupational health, medical assessments and general practice, with extensive expertise in developing and managing system and outcomes based medical programs and in training medical practitioners in a wide range of medical assessments.
He performs the Chief Medical Officer advisory role for several large organisations, including Ambulance Victoria, the CFA, Boral Australia, Melbourne Water, Holcim, Citipower/Powercorp and Essential Energy. He is a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Medical Review Officer Association, and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
His appointment as CMO comes along with the establishment of a new MAX Health Division, following further rapid growth in demand for its medical, allied health and assessment services.
MAX Managing Director, Deborah Homewood, said: “We are delighted, and extremely fortunate, to have someone of the calibre and experience of Dr Milecki to take on the role of CMO at MAX.
“Dr. Milecki will provide medical advice to the business to ensure the best quality service delivery to our government and corporate clients and our individual customers.
“We know that access to quality health services is of huge and growing importance to governments, businesses and people looking for, or returning to, work.”
Dr Milecki has extensive expertise in developing and managing system and outcomes based medical programs, as well as training medical practitioners in a wide range of medical assessments.
Dr Milecki joined MAX after it acquired the Injurynet business he founded. He said: “I am honoured to be appointed CMO of MAX and look forward to utilising my medical expertise within the wider business whilst continuing to provide medical services to our existing Injurynet clients and their staff.”
MAX provides a wide range of physical and mental health services, on behalf of different levels of government and employers, to Australians looking for, or returning to, work all around the country.
The company last year delivered more than 29,000 individual health sessions, a year-on-year increase of 32%.
New MAX Health Division
MAX today also announced that it is creating a new Health Division within the company. MAX’s health service, which includes its assessment services, EAP programs, pre-employment, health monitoring medical services, injury management services and medical advisory support to businesses, will become part of the new Division, alongside its health support services for those looking for work.
MAX Solutions Chief Operating Officer, Darren Hooper, who takes Executive responsibility for the new Division said:
“MAX expanded its health services through the acquisition of workplace medical services provider, Injurynet, in 2020. The creation of the new Health Division will allow MAX to better harness our existing health capabilities and provide health services to our customers, government and employers that is industry leading in both capability and quality.”
“Over the next few years, we expect to see a further increase in the importance of delivering integrated health services. The new Health Division positions MAX to best provide this service and also reflects the strategic importance of our health services to our business.”
MAX General Manager of Injurynet, Nicole Ryan, and General Manager for Assessments Australia, Scott Laing, will report directly to Mr Hooper.
MAX has a workforce of around 350 allied health professionals, a team of doctors and nurses, and a network of over 6,500 medical and allied health practitioners around the country.