Monday, 1 February 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 01/02/16

1. At this point, everyone should have their tickets for the Cardiac Sciences Staff Social on February 6th! We’ll see you at the Belgian Club—come ready for lots of fun! If you don’t already have a ticket but want to come, please call Lesli Meek to check out last-minute ticket availability (204-258-1089).

2. With all the issues related to slowdowns with the SBH EPR lately, this video (EHR State of Mind) might help everyone laugh a little bit:

3. Sheila Bowles’ retirement dinner, held at the Winnipeg Winter Club on January 14, was a great success! We shared good food & drink, a few laughs and even some tears. Sheila said, “I had a blast! I would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and the wonderful times I had working in such a great program. THANK YOU ALL!”

4. Movin’ on….down—from CR5 to CR1! Congratulations to Reid Love, who is leaving his SBH position as Program Team Manager of the Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery on CR5, to take on the role of Program Director, WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program (with an office on CR1). His official start date in the new position is next week (February 8th) and his first order of business will be to find a new PTM for ICCS!

5. Congratulations to Dr. Davinder Jassal who is the recipient of the Doctors Manitoba Scholastic Award for 2016, for scholarly activity in the health professions (examples of scholarly activity are research, teaching, and writing).

6. A touch of humour: I was having some chest pains, but my cardiologist assured me nothing was wrong. I told him I was planning a cruise to Alaska and asked if he had any suggestions for avoiding the discomfort. “Have fun,” he said with a straight face, “but don’t go overboard.”