Celebrating Our People June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 10:24am

  • At the 2011 Maritime Philanthropy Awards, the QEII Foundation’s Bust a Move won the Outstanding Special Event Award. Emera won the Outstanding Sponsorship Partner Award, having been nominated by the Foundation for the company's support of Bust a Move.
  • The Skills Centre was recently used for a photoshoot with the local comedy group Picnicface. You can see the group all “scrubbed up” in the latest issue of Maisonneuve.
  • Congratulations to Shondal Byrne, Krista Chaulk, Rachel Wells and Les Kotowski from the Renal Program who received their certification from the Canadian Nurses Association in Nephrology Nursing.
  • Congratulations to Colleen Wile, clinical nurse educator, who recently graduated from St. Francis Xavier with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Congratulations to Eleanor Griffiths, who recently graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master’s of Nursing.
  • Carla Purcell, clinical nurse educator, recently received her national certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Congratulations, Carla!
  • Congratulations to Tammy MacDonald and Leah Macumber, Infection Control, who have received their certificate in Basic Infection Prevention and Control from Queen’s University.
  • Congratulations to Rachel Wells, Krista Chaulk, Shondal Byrne and Les Kotowski, Hemodialysis Unit, on the successful completion of their specialty nursing certification in Nephrology.
  • Trent MacIsaac, health services manager for 3A ICU, has accepted a one-year term position at the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia as practice and policy consultant. Patricia Daley has accepted the interim health services manager position on the unit. Congratulations to Trent and Patricia on their new roles.
  • We are pleased to announce that David Clarke, deputy head of the Division of Neurosurgery, has been appointed interim head of the division effective Sept. 1, while a permanent head is sought.
  • Thanks to Ivar Mendez, who will remain an active neurosurgeon at Capital Health, as well as head of the Brain Repair Centre, for his tremendous leadership and his success in moving neurosurgery towards a world-leading, academic division.
  • Congratulations to Tracy Lovett, Public Health, who was an instrumental member of the organizing team for the Community Health Nurses of Canada conference held in Halifax in May. The national conference brought together 400 community health nurses from across Canada to explore issues of mutual concern, exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas and generate solutions. Destination Halifax recognized Tracy’s outstanding work with the marketing and sponsorship committee and she was the recipient of the Halifax Ambassador Award. “This experience gave me the opportunity to develop new skills, foster new partnerships and to grow my leadership abilities. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity,” says Tracy.