Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Cardiac Staff Matters 13/02/17

1. February 14th is Cardiology Technologist Day across Canada. In the WRHA, Registered Cardiology Technologists perform all types of non-invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures such as numerous types of EKGs, graded exercise tests, cardio-pulmonary testing, nuclear testing, drug challenge testing, Holter monitoring and event recording.

A Registered Cardiology Technologist is someone who has completed a training program recognized by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT) and the Canadian Medical Association, and who has passed the CSCT certification exam.

There are 112 Registered Cardiology Technologists within the province, approximately 90 of whom are employed in the WRHA, with 40 at SBH! Happy Cardiology Technologist Day! We do it with Heart!

2. Welcome to Dalibor Gavranovic, who has accepted the position of Manager, Respiratory Therapy and Perfusion at SBH. His move into this role was effective February 1, 2017. Please join us in welcoming him!

3. Dr. Davinder Jassal was featured on CJOB’s Health Report on February 5th, speaking about the past, present and future of Cardiology in Manitoba. To listen to his conversation with the hosts, click here: http://www.thehealthreport.ca/Audio/feb5_2017.mp3.

4. Some reorganization of duties has occurred at Health Sciences Centre, and as of today, we wish Marlene Myketa-Girard farewell and good luck in her expanded responsibilities in the Surgery Program. At the same time, we welcome Suzanne Zdanuk, who will be managing the echocardiography service at HSC. Suzanne is currently the manager of Diagnostic Imaging Support Services, Adult CT as well as Adult Ultrasound. She will be reporting to Christine Parfeniuk, the Director, Diagnostic Imaging there. Welcome, both of you to the Cardiac Sciences Program!