Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 17/02/15

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 huge THANK-YOU to all the staff across our program who took the time to complete the Accreditation Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) during the past two weeks. Portal is still open till February 20th.Your input will be invaluable in guiding us as we prepare for our Accreditation Survey visit in April, 2016. Once the results of the SAQ become available they will be shared throughout the program. Way to go team!

2. Congratulations go out to Linda McLean, Charge Cardiology Technologist at SBH. Linda was awarded a Certificate with Honours in Health Services Leadership & Management from Red River College. Your achievement is commended Linda!

3. It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. Nitin Ghorpade, currently a Locum Tenens in Cardiac Surgery, has accepted a GFT position with our Cardiac Sciences Program. Dr. Ghorpade came to us from the University of British Columbia, Department of Surgery in Vancouver. This became effective February 11, 2015.

4. CONGRATULATIONS to Carly L. Lodewyks MD, Christopher W. White MD, Graham Bay MD, Brett Hiebert MSc, Bella Wu MD, Mark Barker MD, Iain Kirkpatrick MD, Rakesh C. Arora MD, PhD, Michael Moon MD, Edward Pascoe MD whose manuscript “ Vocal cord paralysis following thoracic aortic surgery: incidence and impact on clinical outcomes” was accepted for publication in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

5. Construction is just getting underway for the new 10 bed Acute Cardiac Care Unit (ACCU) which will be located on A5W. Rosanne Labossiere-Gee has elected to take on the PTM role and Chris Kuttnig, the Clinical Education Instructor (CEI) role for ACCU. Posting for replacement of these two positions for A5 Cardiology is currently underway. A start date for Rosanne and Chris will be determined in the coming weeks.

If you have any points that you want to pass to the rest of the Program and/or have feedback, please contact Gladys Cadieux gcadieux@sbgh.mb.ca or 204.237.3391