Monday, 3 March 2014

Cardiac Staff Matters 03/03/14

Cardiac Staff Matters (formerly messages of the week) is a weekly publication of updates, information, points to ponder, and things that are significant to the Program. The aim is to pass these points on during huddles, in conversations, and by posting in clinical areas to ensure widest dissemination.

1. Both the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Departments went through Accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons last week. Congratulations go out to all staff for their outstanding work and specifically Dr. Davinder Jassal, Kathy Van der Vis, and Dr. John Lee for their leadership and professionalism in the prep and delivery of the finished product.

2. This year’s Annual CSP Party was a resounding success! 131 people attended, $262 raised for the Cardiac Pillow project, and fun was had by all. Planning is underway for the next event, so please send feedback to email below. Didn’t attend; tell me why!

3. Win a prize!! Three people will be chosen randomly from the first 15 correct responses to the question below and will get a $20 Convenience Card for Café Oasis & Tim Hortons (at St B). Please fwd answers by email to

Question - What was the date of the first open heart surgery in Manitoba and who was the surgeon?

 If you have any points that you want to pass to the rest of the Program and/or have feedback, please contact Paul Joudrey or 204.237.2743