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MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD
As we enter into fall, I want to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for all you contribute to the Department and to the provision of health care within the AHS Calgary zone. The COVID pandemic continues to challenge us all in variable ways, with this current fourth wave bringing its own unique challenges.
Although delayed by the pandemic, the Department will be developing a new Strategic Plan over the coming months to help guide us through the next five years. Please stay tuned for opportunities to provide input. We have also had to postpone the annual DOM Awards night until January 2022 – however we are still optimistic this will provide an opportunity to come together for an in-person celebration. Please review the fall newsletter for some departmental highlights and important announcements. Also keep your eyes open for the DOM 2020-21 Annual report coming soon.
– Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT MANAGER
In the midst of this incredibly tough wave of the pandemic I would like to commend
all of our Department members, physicians and staff, on the incredible clinical work being done to support our patients, advocate for the health of all Albertans, and the collegiality in caring for each other as colleagues.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge all the non-COVID work happening across the Department, which is also greatly impacted by the pandemic and the focus it demands. From clinical spaces to administrative meetings, in research, in education, in leadership, virtually, and in person, you are all continuing to press on with so much incredible work it keeps your teams and the Department progressing forward despite the present challenges. Please know that you are admired and appreciated by so many.
– Allison Mirotchnik
Scope: Academic, Clinical
Close Date: Dec 17, 2021
NEW RECRUITMENT & PRIVILEGING ASSISTANT
We are pleased to announce that Kelsey Pyde will be joining the Department of Medicine as Recruitment & Privileging Assistant as of November 22, 2021.
Kelsey comes to us from the COVID Department at the Southport Tower where she was CEIR Admin/VBL Lead (ASIV). Kelsey has a BSc. in General Science with a double minor in Biology and Entrepreneurship & Innovation as well as a Project Management Certificate.
In her spare time Kelsey enjoys keeping active and being outdoors, she loves spending time adventuring with her senior rescue pup. Please join us in welcoming Kelsey into her new role with the department.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, COMPLEX CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT CLINIC
Scope: Administrative, Clinical
Close Date: Dec 31, 2021
NEW FINANCE TEAM LEAD
We are pleased to announce that Bryan Bairstow will be joining the Department of Medicine as Finance Team Lead as of November 8, 2021.
Bryan joins us from his previous role as a Coordinator in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences & Psychiatry. Bryan is a CPA who previously spent many years in the Oil and Gas industry before joining AHS. Bryan comes from a broad accounting background with experience in audit, financial reporting and operations accounting.
In his spare time, Bryan enjoys travelling including backpacking through Europe, Asia and South America. He is an NBA fan and enjoys bike riding in the warmer months. Please join us in welcoming him to his new role.