Friday, 8 August 2014

Cardiac Staff Matters 08/08/14

Cardiac Staff Matters is a regular 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. A notable retirement

Francis LaBossiere is retiring from service to the people of Manitoba. Come celebrate his accomplishments at a retirement reception:

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Sheraton Four Points Winnipeg South, 2935 Pembina Highway
Cost: $40/person (covers food and gift contribution) by Friday September 12, 2014
Contact: Gail Bartlett (204) 477-3375 or Lesli Meek (
 Please make all cheques payable to: Victoria General Hospital

2. New to the Program

Please extend a warm welcome to two new nurses to the Cath Lab. Leia Olien is joining us from Concordia ICU, beginning Aug 18. Tammy McLachlan is coming from Grace ICU, beginning Aug 22. While Kelly Codispodi is away on Leave, Lori Stobart is the new Cardiac Sciences Senior Physiotherapist effective August 11, 2014 – August 24, 2015.

3. Residents Annual Combined Rounds

The WRHA Cardiac Sciences Residents Annual Combined Rounds Quality Improvement Workshop is taking place on September 3, 2014 from 9:00-12:00 am in the Y3 Auditorium. Please see the quality boards for topics and speakers for this outstanding event.

4. Points to Ponder

WIN A PRIZE! This is an extension to an earlier competition.

Most organizations, including ours, innovate and improve through addition. All staff regularly bring up ideas of what we could add to our services that would make the Program better. Of equal or greater value are suggestions on what we need to stop doing (innovation through subtraction).

Tell us at least three things we have the authority/ability to remove that would make the Program better – no suggestion is too small!

Three names will be randomly drawn from all respondents on August 31. Prizes are your choice of a $20 gift card from the Atrium food services, The Running Room, or Sobeys.

Replies by email to please.

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