Monday, 4 January 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 04/01/16

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. Congratulations to Elaine Ibbotson on her recent retirement from the Victoria Hospital after 23 years of dedicated service. Since 1999 she has held the Charge Technologist position in the EKG department where she has been an exceptional leader. We thank Elaine for her many contributions over the years and wish her a happy and healthy retirement.

2. Also, congratulations and “fare-thee-well” to Sheila Bowles, who retired as the Program Director for the WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program as of December 31. Sheila worked with the program for many years, moving from her position as the Program Team Manager of the SBH Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery unit to the WRHA Program Director position in 2008. She has been a strong advocate and leader for the CSP, and was always a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Sheila! Good luck and best wishes for a happy retirement!

3. A chuckle to start 2016:

A panel of doctors was asked for their opinions concerning a proposal to build a new wing to their hospital. This was what they said:

The Allergist voted to scratch it.
The Dermatologist preferred no rash moves.
The Psychiatrist thought it was madness.
The Radiologist could see right through it.
The Gastroenterologist had a gut feeling about it.
The Neurologist thought the administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetrician was labouring under a misconception.
The Ophthalmologist considered the idea short-sighted.
The Pathologist yelled, "Over my dead body."
The Paediatrician said, "Grow up!"
The Plastic Surgeon said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.”
The Podiatrist thought it was a step forward.
The Urologist felt the scheme wouldn't hold water.
 The Surgeon decided to wash his hands of the whole thing.
The Anaesthesiologist thought the whole idea was a gas.
The Cardiologist didn't have the heart to say no.