By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

May 29, 2022


Sal’s Star of the Week:  Chantal Fillion  

(Introduced by Lisa Bowen)

This week’s Sal’s Star is CSIU’s own Chantal Fillion.  Chantal has been working as an RN on our unit since 2005, after completing her senior practicum with us!  Throughout the years, she has taken the AA course, RP training, and has been a preceptor/mentor to countless students and new staff.  How do you describe her? Caring, calm, critical thinker, approachable, pleasant, always smiling, sweet, conscientious, experienced, team player, kind, responsible, reliable and patient are just some of the words her coworkers have used to tell me about Chantal and I couldn’t agree more! I have had the opportunity to know Chantal from the very start of her career and she has always been exactly how her coworkers describe her. She continues to bring a positive attitude with her every day.  Is there one thing that stands out?  Not really.   It is difficult to pick one example when Chantal’s normal is having an “eagle eye” when it comes to recognizing changes in patient conditions or rhythm, her “spidey sense” of knowing when new staff may need extra support and answering my SOS “bat signal” call when extra or AA experienced staff are needed, all with the goal of ensuring safe patient care! With all of that being said, please join me in a round of applause for this week’s Sal Star, Chantal Fillion.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Michael C Grant, Sylvain A Lother, Daniel T Engelman, Ansar Hassan, Pavan Atluri, Rainer Moosdorf, J Awori Hayanga , HelenMari Merritt-Genore, Subhasis Chatterjee, Michael S Firstenberg, Hitoshi Hirose, Jennifer Higgins, Jean-Francois Legare, Yoan Lamarche, Malek Kass, Samer Mansour, Rakesh C Arora Surgical Triage and Timing for Patients with COVID: A Guidance Statement from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 May 17;S0003-4975(22)00706-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.05.001. Online ahead of print.