Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 25/05/15

Cardiac Staff Matters is a regular publication of updates, information, points to ponder, and news items 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. Please join us in congratulating Chris Kuttnig, Continuing Education Instructor on 5A and CCU at SBH, who has won the Nursing Excellence Award in Education and Research from St. Boniface Hospital! This award recognizes Chris for her hard work and dedication to both patients and staff in the Cardiac Sciences Program.

2. Congratulations to Carolyn Gilmour–Hillier on her recent appointment as a Research Nurse working on the APPROACH project. Carolyn most recently has been working in the Heart Cath lab. She begins her new position on June 1, 2015.

3. The Cardiac Sciences Research Symposium, held on May 13, 2015, was an overwhelming success! Special thanks to Terri Hillier, whose amazing organizational skills contributed greatly to the day’s success! The keynote speaker, Dr. Glen Whitman, inspired all to look at how each of us contributes to quality care.

Awards were presented as follows:

Dr. Navid Koleini: Best Oral Presentation (Basic Sciences)
Dr. David Horne: Best Oral Presentation (Clinical)
Mr. Vineet Goyal: Best Poster Presentation (Basic Sciences)
Dr. William McIntyre: Best Poster Presentation (Clinical)
Dr. Genevieve Lalonde: Don Peters Award
Dr. Clarence Khoo: Ted Cuddy Cardiology Educator of the Year Award

4. Welcome to Reid Love, who begins in the position of Program Team Manager of the Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery unit today. We’re very glad to have you on the team!

5. Kudos and thanks to the medical staff on ICCS for pulling together to ensure coverage for this week.

If you have any news or items of interest or information that you want to pass to the rest of the Program and/or if you have feedback, please contact Kelly Lukaszewski at or 204.237.2743