Investing in staff education!
Ambulatory Care physician Dr. Neil Simonsen, who specializes in infectious diseases and wound care, views “medicine as a continuous learning process,” and requires his staff to continuously upgrade their skill levels.
He assigns directed readings as part of academic study and expects his staff to attend conferences to enrich their knowledge of the science of wound care.
To ensure staff have affordable access to training, Dr. Simonsen established an Ambulatory Care Education Fund through the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.
“Our staff need to be on the cutting edge of knowledge of wound care,” says Dr. Simonsen.
Orthopedic technologist David Carroll, who has worked at Misericordia for 30 years, appreciates the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences to learn innovative techniques and soak up knowledge.
“At conferences, experts share their knowledge about everything … fractures, surgery, post-care … it helps me understand the healing process and so much more,” explains Carroll. “I appreciate the support from Dr. Simonsen and our Foundation. Misericordia is an awesome place to work!”
MHC’s Ambulatory Care clinics include a cast clinic and a diabetic foot, complex wound and infectious diseases clinic which provides diagnostic and therapeutic management of diseases.
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