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WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

WRHA Shifting Nurse Schedules at St. Boniface Hospital, HSC

St. Boniface Hospital

Changes to nursing schedules at St. Boniface Hospital will affect more than 1,000 positions as the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority continues to carry out changes to the health-care system as initiated by the provincial government last spring.

An additional 50 nurses will be recruited to work at St. Boniface as a result.

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Winnipeg Heart Surgery Patients Being Notified of Potential Infection

Winnipeg Heart Surgery Patients Being Notified of Potential Infection

By Sarah Klein

St. Boniface Hospital
St. Boniface Hospital

Patients who had open heart surgery dating back to 2012 at St. Boniface Hospital are being notified of the risk of a potential infection.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Cardiac Sciences Program is reaching out to adult cardiac surgery patients as a device used to heat and cool blood during the surgery has been linked to a bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera. That’s a type of bacteria known as non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM).

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Dr. Bruce Roe Named St. Boniface Hospital CEO

Dr. Bruce Roe Named St. Boniface Hospital CEO

St. Boniface Hospital
St. Boniface Hospital

WINNIPEG — The St. Boniface Hospital’s board of directors has named Dr. Bruce Roe as their new president and CEO.

Effective Tuesday, Roe had been acting president and CEO since September 2015 following the death of hospital president Dr. Michel Tétreault.

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St. Boniface Lottery Offering Up a Ferrari, Condo and $250K

St. Boniface Lottery Offering Up a Ferrari, Condo and $250K

By Tyler Sutherland

2016 Mega Million Choices LotteryA new mega lottery to benefit the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation has some high-ticket items just waiting to be won.

The 2016 Mega Million Choices Lottery launched Tuesday, supporting the St. Boniface Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre.

Three grand prize options are up for grabs, including a 2016 Ferrari California T (valued at $287,656) plus $20,000 cash, a spacious condo by Oxbow of Tuxedo Point located at 206-775 Sterling Lyon Parkway (valued at $263,000), plus a $15,000 EQ3 furniture gift card, plus $1,500 in-home design consultation from EQ3 and $25,000 cash. The third grand prize is $250,000 cash.

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Harvard Makes Donation to Hospital’s Buhler Gallery

Harvard Makes Donation to Hospital’s Buhler Gallery

By Sarah Klein

The Buhler Gallery
The Buhler Gallery (GALERIEBUHLERGALLERY.CA)

The St. Boniface Hospital has received a donation to fund an inaugural program to showcase works from the Buhler Gallery in all 14 units of the hospital.

Former Manitoba lieutenant governor John Harvard made the donation, making it possible for 20 to 30 art pieces to be photographed, framed and reproduced. The artwork will be installed in family rooms throughout the hospital, celebrating the work of Manitoba artists.

Harvard said the donation came from his appreciation for the care he received at the hospital in 2015 while ill. He found the Buhler Gallery to be out of reach to him and wanted to bring its visual works closer to those receiving care.

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St. Boniface Hospital Renames Research Centre

St. Boniface Hospital Renames Research Centre

St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
The St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre is being renamed after a donation from Paul Albrechtsen. (JEANNETTE GREAVES PHOTO)

The St. Boniface Hospital has renamed its research centre after a Winnipeg philanthropist.

The St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, as it will now be known, was renamed after a $5 million donation by Paul Albrechtsen in support of pioneering cardiac research.

Albrechtsen is a self-made entrepreneur who established Paul’s Hauling in 1957 after immigrating to Canada from Denmark. Albrechtsen built the company from the ground up, all while making it his life’s work to help others in need.

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Buhler Gallery Opening New Exhibit to Launch Season

The Buhler Gallery
The Buhler Gallery (GALERIEBUHLERGALLERY.CA)

The Buhler Gallery at St. Boniface Hospital is launching its seventh season with artwork from two contemporary internationally acclaimed Canadian artists, Roberta Bondar and Carole Sabiston.

“Dreams & Realities — Human Sensitivity of Place” will feature work from the two artists, who will attend a reception in their honour at the gallery tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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St. Boniface Hospital Resuming Surgeries

By Sarah Klein

St. Boniface Hospital
St. Boniface Hospital

Surgeries at St. Boniface Hospital are resuming after a leaking ventilation system on January 22 put operating rooms out of commission.

Since that time, elective and emergency surgeries have been cancelled or diverted to other Winnipeg hospitals while maintenance staff work to fix the problem. At the time, a hospital spokesperson said the flooded ORs were the result of a HVAC unit failure, which control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

A total of 348 surgeries were postponed, with 78 of those having being completed since. Three ORs reopened on Thursday, with nine more back in service on Friday before a complete reopening by Monday.

Flooding in St. Boniface ORs Cancel Surgeries

St. Boniface Hospital
St. Boniface Hospital

Elective surgeries at St. Boniface Hospital have been cancelled today after a water leak in the operating rooms.

A hospital spokeswoman said a HVAC unit failure (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) resulted in the leakage, which maintenance staff are working to fix.

Emergency surgeries will be diverted to other hospitals for the next several days until the situation is resolved.

— Staff

New Breast Cancer Diagnostic Machine to Speed Up Treatment

By Sarah Klein

Health Minister Theresa Oswald
Health Minister Theresa Oswald (CHRISD.CA FILE)

To help speed up breast cancer testing and treatment in the province, the Manitoba government has purchased an advanced diagnostic machine.

Health Minister Theresa Oswald said Tuesday that the Diagnostic Services of Manitoba laboratory in St. Boniface General Hospital has recently installed the new machine to speed up treatment for more aggressive forms of breast cancer.

“By bringing these advanced tools home to Manitoba, we can shorten the time spent waiting for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer by weeks,” Oswald said. “Instead of spending this time wondering about test results, Manitobans with breast cancer will be able to move forward with treatment options with the advice of their health-care providers.”

More than 6,100 Manitobans are diagnosed with cancer each year, while up to 10 times that number are suspected of having cancer and undergo testing before it is ruled out.