Monday, 11 April 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 11/04/16

1. Dr. William McIntyre, one of our outstanding Cardiology residents, has been the recipient of a number of awards recently:

- He received the 2016 Sanofi / Heart and Stroke Foundation Award in Cardiology. This $10,000 annual prize is presented to a clinical resident who demonstrates academic excellence and pursues additional academic training beyond core cardiology.

- It was just announced that he was named as Resident of the Month for the month of December 2015. This award is bestowed by PARIM (Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba) on an outstanding resident nominated by one of his/her peers.

- Dr. McIntyre was also awarded a 2-year, $120,000 research award from the Canadian Stroke Prevention Network (C-SPIN). He will hold this award during his fellowship at McMaster University in Hamilton, which will begin July 1, 2016.

2. You'll see some new faces among the EKG staff at WRHA facilities this week, as we are joined by 6 students from the Stenberg College cardiology technology program who are doing their 12 week practicums. Each student will gain experience in Holter, EKG and stress testing. Welcome to all of them!

3. The countdown to the Accreditation Canada surveyor visit is in the single digits now - T minus 9 days until they're on-site at SBH to review Cardiac Sciences. As part of the final preparation, please review the attached newsletter.

4. We're pleased to announce that Mr. Gus Castaneda will be joining the Cardiac Sciences team at St. Boniface Hospital! He has accepted the position of Program Team Manager for the Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery unit and will begin in that position May 9.

5. Congratulations to Dr. Davinder Jassal, who was awarded the 2016 Doctors Manitoba Scholastic Award for scholarly activity in the health professions. This accomplishment will be recognized at the Doctors Manitoba Awards & Presidential Installation dinner on May 6.