Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cardiac Staff Matters 01/08/16

1. Congratulations to Estrellita Estrella-Holder on achieving certification for heart failure nursing from the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. This certification recognizes Estrellita’s specialized knowledge in heart failure care and her commitment to providing optimal patient care. Well done!

2. Welcome to Leanne Hutch, who has joined the ranks of the Cardiology technologists at SBH, in a 0.7 EFT term position. Glad to have you aboard, Leanne!

3. Congratulations to Charlotte Morrisseau, who will be taking on a permanent position as Administrative Secretary, replacing Barb Pambrun, who retired. Charlotte will provide support to Dr. Arora, Dr. Singal and Dr. Manji and will start her new role on August 15.

4. Drs. Joel Scott-Herridge and William McIntyre are winners in the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress “Featured Research” category. Their project, titled “Predictors of Guideline Appropriate Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Discharged from the Emergency Department,” will be presented at the 2016 CCC in Montreal in October. Co-authors include Dr. G. Drobot, Dr. R. Steigerwald and Dr. C.M. Seifer. As well, they have been invited to submit the paper on a fast-track for potential publication in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Congratulations to all!

5. A very warm welcome is extended to two new cardiologists joining the ranks of our cardiology group this month! Neither of them is a stranger to Manitoba, as they both attended medical school here. Dr. David Allen will be working in the areas of general and interventional cardiology. And Dr. Rob Singh will be working with the heart failure group and in cardiac rehabilitation. Glad to have both of you back in Friendly Manitoba!

6. Inspiration Corner:
"Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!" --Tom Wilson