Monday, 4 January 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 21/12/15

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. Apologies to Dr. Shuangbo Liu…her name was misspelled in the most recent edition of Cardiac Staff Matters.

2. Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Employee Opinion Survey! Here at SBH, A5 Cardiology won a pizza party for having one of the most improved participation rates in this year’s survey. That unit achieved a 75% participation rate this year compared to 40% in 2014. Way to go!

3. It was so wonderful to see so many of you at the Cardiac Sciences Holiday Party! We hope everyone enjoyed gathering around the (virtual) fire to share some goodwill and fellowship, especially at this time of year. Congratulations to all the winners of the draw prizes:
Insulated coffee mug & Tim Hortons gift card - Cammie Lui, Stress Lab
Treat tower - Belinda Landry, ICCS
Belgian chocolates & Subway gift card - Brett Hiebert, Research
Quality Street chocolates - Angela Lesiuk, CR1
Nutcracker holiday decoration & can of peanuts - Jack Kress, OR/Anesthesia
Belgian chocolates & Subway gift card - Ed Stocki, Respiratory
Gift card for Tony Roma's - Brad D., ICCS
Fleece lap blanket & DVD - Mahwash Saeed, Cardio
Insulated coffee mug & Tim Hortons gift card - Sheila Marte, Y3
Godiva chocolate gift package - Eva Stephens, Lipid Clinic
Quality Street chocolates - Noel D., CR5
Salt & Pepper mills - Shalene Rochon, CR1
Gift card for Tony Roma's - Sarah Rapko, 5A/CCU Physio
Jets sweater - Shaylyn Eyer, CR4
Flameless candle set - Suzanne Ring, ICCS
Cineplex movie passes - Joy, Respiratory
Nutcracker holiday decoration & can of peanuts - Kathy Van der Vis, Y3
Cineplex movie passes - Tina Beaulieu, CR1
Teapot and variety of teas - Susan Mertin, CR1
"Sweet Delights" gift package - Teresa Rostek, ICCS nights
"Sweet Delights" gift package - Crystal Todd, CR4 nights
"Sweet Delights" gift package - Cassandra Nimira, 5A/CCU nights

4. Congratulations to a former Cardiac Sciences PTM…Larissa Nimchonok just completed her BN!

5. It’s always wonderful to be reminded of the positive impact we have on patients’ lives. Every year, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation donors mail in ornaments to hang on the SBHF’s Tree of Hope & Healing (on display in the SBH Everett Atrium), on which they write messages of support and thanks. Below are just a few of the messages received this year:

• God Bless All! Thank you to the awesome staff at St. B's Cardiac Unit - care for my husband in 2012. (W. Witlaw)

• Thank you to the doctors & nurses in the cardiac surgery Dept. (Peter Reimer)

• Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am an owner of one of your Heart Pillows. (Gertrude Davies)

• God Bless Dr. Warrian & his Team for my chance in Life. Also all Medical Staff at St. B. & Asper for their care. (Myron Probizansky)

• I, too survived Emergency Cardiac Surgery in 2002. Thanks to St. B. Hosp. I am still around and able to enjoy my family. (Eula Woods)

• 2 heart bypasses; 1 triple A. I am having a wonderful life. Thank you St. B. Hosp. (Ernie Bennett)

• Merry Christmas & a Prosperous New Yr. to Dr. Pierce & his team & to the ICCS staff (Family of Remedios Fernando)

• Forever grateful to Dr. Kass & his team for performing Angioplasty July 2011. Because of that event I have new lease on life. (Albert Louie)

• Cardiac surgery 2000. Very thankful for extending my life & excellent care by all staff. (Edward Konrad)