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Grey Nuns Community Hospital Medical Staff Association

The medical staff in each Covenant Health facility have established a medical staff association to facilitate the engagement and participation of the medical staff in practitioner-related matters, and the fulfilment of the responsibilities and duties of practitioners. The medical staff associations are the representative bodies of Practitioners in matters related to the Covenant Health Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules. The medical staff associations shall be governed by their own constitution. (see Covenant Health Bylaws 2.9 – Facility Medical Staff Association). A medical staff association executive committee is formed from the membership, consisting of hospital physicians including the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.

The medical staff association executive strives to represents the best interests of the medical staff association membership. The executive team works to facilitate communication and liaise with the hospital administration to promote positive outcomes. They advocate for physicians through inclusion, leadership development and the promotion of a workplace that values integrity, research, learning, teaching, clinical excellence and the communication of knowledge. They would like to hear your opinions and your ideas for the medical staff association. Please feel free to contact your respective facility's medical staff association executive.

Welcome Message from President

Welcome from the GNCH MSA President 
Dr. Michael Chatenay

Welcome to the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (GNCH). As president of the Medical Staff Association (MSA) at the GNCH, I would like to inform you about the activities of the MSA. 

The Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association represents physicians at the GNCH to Covenant Health and administration. The association is also represented at the Facility Medical Advisory Committee (FMAC) and the Provincial Medical Executive Committee (PMEC) meetings. The president also represents you on the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, which, in turn, represents all physicians in the zone with Alberta Health Services administration and board, with government, and at Presidents' Council.

The executive of the MSA is composed of the president, vice-president, treasurer and program representatives. The executive meets regularly, and you are encouraged to bring any concerns you have forward through your facility chiefs or other member of the executive. General medical staff meetings are held five times a year (September, November, January, February & May). Lunch is served for the medical staff outside the auditorium before the meetings.

If GNCH is your principal site, I would ask you to support your association by paying annual dues of $300 a year. You are not expected to pay dues for more than one site’s association. You are also encouraged to join the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association with a fee of $150 per year.

Medical staff dues provide for payment of a modest honorarium for the president, medical staff lunches, the Annual Spring Dinner, the Christmas lunch, coffee/tea/hot chocolate in the doctors' lounge, awards and other expenditures as required.

We are very proud of our traditions at the GNCH and of the active involvement of members of the medical staff. Even though we have been through very difficult times, we have worked hard to maintain this spirit of collaboration and working together on the basis of the principle of the greatest good for the patient. We ask for your support, not only financial, but through your participation and input.

MSA Leadership & Contacts

Grey Nuns MSA Elected Leadership 2016-2017

Dr. Michael Chatenay –  President, GNCH Medical Staff Association
Dr. Jennine Wismark– Vice-President, GNCH Medical Staff Association
Dr. Pablo Amigo – Secretary/Treasurer, GNCH Medical Staff Association

MSA Executive Committee -2016-2017

The Medical Staff Association Executive Committee's mandate is to represent the best interests of the Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association membership.

Current Committee Members:

Dr. Michael Chatenay  President, GNCH Medical Staff Association
Dr. Jennine Wismark  Vice-President, GNCH Medical Staff Association
Dr. Pablo Amigo  Secretary/Treasurer, GNCH Medical Staff Association
Dr. Amanda Brisebois  Facility Chief, Department of Medicine GNCH
Dr, Ron Brown  Facility Chief, Department of Women's Health GNCH
Dr. Irene Colliton  Facility Chief, Department of Family Medicine GNCH
Dr. Shelley Duggan  Past President, GNCH MSA & Facility Chief, ICU GNCH
Dr. Robert Kruhlak  Facility Chief, Department of Emergency GNCH
Dr. Matthew Simmonds  Facility Chief, Department of Anesthesia GNCH
Dr. Cliff Sample  Facility Chief, Department of Surgery GNCH
Dr. Robin Fainsinger – Facility Chief, Palliative Care,  GNCH 
Dr. Lotje Wasilenko - Facility Chief, Geriatrics, GNCH
Dr. Maruf Saddik, Facility Chief, Lab Medicine GNCH
Dr. Jordan English, Facility Chief, Diagnostic Imaging GNCH
Dr. Jan Banasch - Facility Chief, Addiction & Mental Health, GNCH
Dr. Michael Bowman - Facility Chief, Child Health. GNCH
Dr. Sanjay Sharma - Facility Chief (interim), Cardiac Sciences, GNCH


Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association Contact Information

Medical Affairs Secretary: Cindy Heathcote
Phone: 780.735.7434
Fax: 780.735.9921
Email

Mailing Address:
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 
MSA Office Room 1713
1100 Youville Drive West NW
Edmonton AB   T6L 5X8

 

MSA GNCH Dues & Parking

Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association (MSA) Dues     

Paid annually (April 1-March 31)

The Grey Nuns MSA fee this 2017-18 fiscal year is $300. This includes two tickets to the annual 2017 spring function. If the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (GNCH) is your prime site, you are requested to pay these dues as part of your membership in the Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association. As well, you will be entitled to access the lounge and all the amenities associated with it including a mailbox. You are not expected to pay dues for more than one site. Therefore, if the GNCH is not your prime site, and you are paying dues for the medical staff at another site within Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone, you are not expected to pay dues at the GNCH. 

Parking at Grey Nuns Community Hospital

A reciprocal annual parking pass is available at the cost of $1,140 for the year, which is adjusted as per the regional rate. If you are paying for parking, you should have both a GNCH ID badge, which gives you access to the doctors’ parking lot, and an Alberta Health Services (AHS) placard, which allows for reciprocal parking at other AHS sites. There is a $50 fee for replacement of a lost placard. 

Only processing of annual reciprocal parking will be done through this office. Processing of all other parking needs will be met through the GNCH Parking Office, Room 1106 (next to Chapel).

See Physician Parking for more detailed information.

Contact for Payment of Dues and Parking

GNCH Executive Administration, Medical Affairs
Room 1713

Phone:  780.735.7434   
Fax: 780.735.9921 

Email
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

MSA General Site Information

Hospital computer access requirements

You will need access to netCARE and PACS, eClinician, VAX, etc. All physicians are now required to have E-signature accounts. To have this arranged, our medical staff secretary will provide you with the application forms you need. All forms must be authorized by the Medical Affairs staff before they can be submitted to the respective offices. It is also advised you have a Windows NT account set up to access the hospital computers and a hospital email account. Please contact the Medical Affairs secretary who will arrange to have these set up for you. It is important for the Medical Affairs Office to ensure they have your correct email address as you will be sent important information from our office on a regular basis.  If your email address changes at all, please inform the Medical Affairs Office.

ID badge 

Once privileges have been approved, an ID/access badge is provided by Parking Services Office (780.735.7051). 

Mailboxes 

Site mailboxes in the physician lounge are granted once dues are paid. Please see Medical Affairs for mailbox assignment. 

Lab coats

You can obtain lab coats from the Uniform Room in Level O.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. 

Staff in the Uniform Room will fit you for your coats, which will then be marked with your name and placed in the coat racks in the doctors’ entrance.  

Lockers 

Lockers are available in the physician lounge for daily use. Please bring your own lock and remove it at the end of your shift.

Lockers are available in the Operating Room for anesthetists, gynecologists/obstetricians and surgeons. Please contact the OR staff. 

Physicians Lounge – GNCH Room 1617

A lounge for the use of the medical staff is provided on the main floor in Room 1617.  Basic amenities are provided along with three computers and a printer, which are available for your use.

ID Swipe Card access is required to enter the lounge which can be obtained from Parking Office on the main floor, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Once medical staff dues have been paid, access to the lounge will be granted.

 

MSA Meetings & Events

General Staff Meeting Schedule

All meetings start 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the GNCH Auditorium.
Lunch will be provided.

  • Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017 *note date change 

General Staff Meetings & Events Schedule 2016-2017
Poster 

Medical Executive Meeting Schedule 

All meetings start 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the GNCH Boardroom.
Lunch will be provided.

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • **FRIDAY, January 13, 2017**
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017 *note date change

Medical Executive Meetings Schedule 2016-2017
Poster

Events

2016 GNCH MSA Christmas Luncheon - GNCH Physicians' Lounge 
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1130 Hrs to 1430 Hrs
Poster

2017 Annual GNCH MSA Spring Banquet - The Derrick Golf & Winter Club
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1800 Hrs to 2300 Hrs
Poster

 

MSA News

December 2016 - Christmas Message

2016-12-09 Christmas Greetings

November 2016 - GNCH Medical Staff Association Annual Christmas Luncheon to be held Friday, December 9th, 2016. 

2016-12-09 GNCH MSA Annual Christmas Luncheon

June 2016 - Winners of MSA year-end draws
Jasper Package - Dr. John Bradley
Office Staff Pizza Party - Dr. Robert Grynoch
Fruit Basket - Dr. Collin MacDonald

April 2016 - GNCH Excellence in Teaching Award - Call for Nominations. 

2016-04-14 GNCH Excellence in Teaching Info

Nomination Form

GNCH Medical Staff Association 2016 Spring Banquet to be held Thursday, June 2, 2016. 

Gnch2016springbanquet

January 2016 - Clinical Physician Workshop to be held Saturday, March 12, 2016

2016-03-12 Clinical Physician Workshop 

December 2015 - Christmas Message

Christmas Wishes To All Msa Staff 2015

June 2015 - New GNCH MSA Treasurer 
Dr. Robin Fainsinger is happy to announce our new GNCH Treasurer (Dr. Pablo Amigo) please welcome him to this new role.

June 2015 - Winners of MSA year-end draws
Jasper Package - Dr. Shelley Duggan
Office Staff Pizza Party - Dr. Sarah Burton-MacLeod
Fruit Basket - Dr. Mike Demas

June 2015 - Designated on-call discipline-specific parking 
Designated on-call discipline-specific parking spots have been marked just outside of our Emergency Department.

July 2015 - Welcome to the new GNCH Medical Staff Leadership for the 2015 - 2016 year, they are the following:

Dr. Mike Chatenay - GNCH MSA President
Dr. Jeannine Wismark - GNCH Vice President
Dr. Pablo Amigo - GNCH Treasurer

MSA Resident/Student of the Year Awards

Resident/Student of the Year Awards

The Resident/Student of the Year Awards are selected by preceptors who have had residents and students in their programs throughout the year.

2015 - 2016 Recipients
Addiction & Mental Health Dr. Rejish Thomas - Resident
Mr. Jordan Iannuzzi - Student
Anesthesia Dr. Katie Oman - Resident
Dr. Katie Murray - Resident
Cardiac Sciences Dr. Farooq Iqbal - Resident
Mr. Ozair Mohammad - Student
Child Health - NICU Dr. Jillian Popel - Resident
Emergency Medicine Dr. Shalini Reddy - Resident
Ms. Kristen Hui - Student
Family Health  Dr. Hilary Kornder - Resident
Geriatrics Dr. Jeff Jamieson - Resident
Mr. Michael Amatto - Student
Laboratory Medicine Dr. Erin Chapman - Resident

Medicine - GIM


Medicine - Infectious Disease

Dr. Caitlyn Collins - Resident
Mr. Jesse Hill - Student

Dr. Justin Chen - Resident

Palliative Care  Dr. Bradley Martin - Resident

Surgery - General

Surgery - Vascular

Dr. Mackenzie Lees - Resident
Mr. Ryan Chrenek - Student

Mr. Andre Isaac - Student

Women's Health Dr. M. Brad Sullivan - Resident (T.R. Clarke Award)
Dr. Shawna Jensen - Resident
Ms. Ying Ling - Student

 

2014-2015  Recipients
Addiction & Mental Health Dr. Tina O'Donnell - Resident
Ms Lucy Ma- Student
Anesthesia Dr. Matt Primrose- Resident

Cardiac Sciences Dr. Graeme Harding - Resident
Ms Akua Gyambibi - Student
Child Health -  NICU Dr. Ernst Hoppenbrouwers -  Resident
Emergency Medicine n/a
Family Health
Family Health (PCHT)
Dr. Jacques de Jager- Resident
Dr. Peter Chung - Resident 
Geriatrics Dr. Karen Leung - Resident
Ms Kailey Buller- Student
Laboratory Medicine Dr. Kim Wood - Resident

Medicine - GIM


Medicine - Infectious Disease

Dr. Jace Dergousoff - Resident
Ms Aven Crawshay - Student

Dr. Leah Remington - Resident

Palliative Care  Dr. Jalal Nanji - Resident

 Surgery - General

 

Surgery - Vascular

Dr. Abdullah Saleh- Resident
Mr. Ryan Allen - Student
Ms Helena Liu - Student

 Dr. Suzana Kupper - Resident
 Mr. Mark Rockley- Student

 Women's Health Dr. Alyissa England - Resident
(T.R. Clarke Award)
Dr. Matt Grossi - Resident
Mr. Daniel Skubleny - Student

 

 

2013-2014  Recipients
Addiction & Mental Health Dr. Raheel Syed - Resident
Mr Doug Cheung - Student
Anesthesia  Dr. Jalal Nanji - Resident
 Dr. Logan Lee - Resident

Cardiac Sciences  Dr. Alyssa England - Resident
 Ms. Kailey Winton - Student
Child Health - Pediatrics NICU  Dr. Katharine Kellock -  Resident
Emergency Medicine  Dr. Michael Marino - Resident
 Mr. Justin Steed - Student
Family Health
Family Health (PCHT)
 Dr. Angela Ochs - Resident
 Dr. Trevor Day - Resident 
Geriatrics  Dr. James Huang - Resident
 Mr. Peter Gill - Student
Laboratory Medicine  Dr. Nicole Delaney - Resident
Medicine - GIM

 Dr. Jospeh Senez - Resident
 Dr. Simon Mairs - Resident
 Ms. Dana McIntyre - Student

Palliative Care  Dr. Kaili Hoffart - Resident
 Surgery - General

 Surgery - Vascular
 Dr. Richdeep Gill - Resident
 Dr. Russell Murphy - Resident
 Dr. David Al-Adra - Resident
 Mr. Jace Dergousoff - Student
 Women's Health Dr. Erik Stilling - Resident
(T.R. Clarke Award)
Dr. Matt Grossi - Resident
Ms. Shaina Archer - Student
Ms. Asha Olmstead - Student

 

 

MSA Teaching Awards

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Physicians nominate fellow physician(s) for their “Excellence in Teaching” for the site, listed by year.

Year  Recipient
2016-2016 Dr. Rahim Janmohamed
2014-2015 Dr. Craig Needham
Dr. Ronald Brown
2013 – 2014  Dr. Richard Hanelt  
2012 - 2013 Dr. Allen Ho
2011 - 2012

Dr. Tom Corbett 
Dr. Robert Kruhlak
Dr. Curtis Ciona

2010 - 2011 Dr. Tom Corbett
Dr. Kal Ansari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher of the Year Award

Students/residents nominate physicians for their “Excellent in Teaching” for this site.

Year  Recipient

2015 - 2016

Dr. Anita Au
Dr. Sandra Baydock
Dr. Curtiss Boyington
Dr. Amanda Brisebois
Dr. Erika Haase
Dr. Jennifer Ringrose

2014 - 2015

Dr. Pat San Agustin
Dr. Robert Chua
Dr. Robert Kruhlak

2013 – 2014 

                            

Dr. Martin Baur 
Dr. Jennifer Ringrose
Dr. Robert Grynoch
Dr. Anita Au
Dr. Christina Dolhaniuk
Dr. Clarissa Wittner Smith

2012  - 2013

Dr. Brian Wirzba
Dr. Martin Baur
Dr. Sanjay Sharma

2011 - 2012

No teacher of the year award

2010 - 2011

Dr. John Bradley
Honorable Mention – Dr. Amanda Brisebois

 

 

MSA President Alumni

Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Medical Staff Association President Alumni by Term

We would like to thank and recognize previous presidents that, over the years, have contribnuted great service to the association and its members.

   
 Dr Fainsinger

2013-2015
Dr. Robin Fainsinger

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2011 - 2013
Dr. Shelly Duggan
Drcarr

2009-2011
Dr. Padraic Carr

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2007-2009
Dr. Robert Kruhlak

Drzirk 2005-2007
Dr. Harry Zirk
Drtomcorbett 2003-2005
Dr. Tom Corbett

 

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2001-2003
Dr. Patrick Pierse

 

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1999 - 2001
Dr. Carl Blashko

 

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1997-1999
Dr. Stan Poplawski