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

November 23, 2021


Sals Star of the Week:  Sara Unrau  (introduced by Rakesh Arora)

The Section of Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery’s pick for this week’s Sals Star of the week is Sara Unrau. 

Sara is the Program Team Manager for Intensive Care-Cardiac Surgery.  She started in this position in July of 2021.  She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1996 and began her nursing career at Boundary Trails Hospital where she gained experience in several areas of the hospital including the surgery recovery room, medicine, surgery, labour and delivery as well as other units.  In 1999, Sara completed the Adult Intensive Care Nursing Program and transitioned to St. Boniface Hospital ICCS where she worked until 2007.  After an interlude where she served as both a Clinical Nurse Educator, as well as a Clinical Team Manager at Selkirk Regional Hospital, she rejoined our team in July of 2020.

We have had the opportunity to work with several program team managers in the ICCS over the past 15 years, and there have been many excellent team members.  Sara certainly stands shoulder to shoulder with all our previous team managers and has worked tirelessly and quite often above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions.  The ability of the Unit to of provide excellent patient care through these incredibly challenging times over the past 20 months has been in no small part due to her leadership. Sara’s continual engagement with the team, also stepping up to work at the bedside when needed, are only a few examples of her commitment to the care of our patients. We can’t express enough how much our Section and the Intensive Care Team appreciate Sara’s presence and extraordinary efforts.  We congratulate her on this very deserving recognition as the Sals Star of the Week for all she does for us and for the patients of Manitoba– every week of the year.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Hilary BewsMahwash SaeedShuangbo Liu  Peripartum cardiomyopathy CMAJ. 2021 Nov 15;193(45):E1733. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210468.

Pema RajSijo Joseph ThandapillyJeffrey WigleShelley ZierothThomas NetticadanA Comprehensive Analysis of the Efficacy of Resveratrol in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Molecules. 2021 Oct 31;26(21):6600. doi: 10.3390/molecules26216600.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy — and warm.