Program Secretary - Respiratory Medicine

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The Program Secretary - Respiratory Medicine provides secretarial support for the Section of Respiratory Medicine. See #Responsibilities. The role is currently held by:

Information Systems

InfoSystem AdditionalSetupInfo
EPR Access to Bronchoscopy Schedule
EPR Access to Pulmonary Function Test Schedule

Department file shares

Onboarding tasks

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  • EPR - Setup Note: Access to Bronchoscopy Schedule



  • EPR - Setup Note: Access to Pulmonary Function Test Schedule






Additional Info

Physicians Supported

 supported by
Dr. Angela DesautelsMichelle Wojnowski
Dr. Clare RamseySara Harms
Dr. David ChristiansenCassandra Deacon
Dr. Eleni GiannouliSara Harms
Dr. Gregg EschunCassandra Deacon
Dr. James BrasSara Harms
Dr. Kimberley MulcheyMichelle Wojnowski
Dr. Martha AinslieSara Harms
Dr. Martha ShepertyckyCassandra Deacon
Dr. Musawir AhmedMichelle Wojnowski
Dr. Nancy PorhownikSara Harms
Dr. Stephen CorneMichelle Wojnowski
Dr. Steven MinkRita Greco
Dr. Wayne KepronMichelle Wojnowski
Dr. Zoheir BshoutySara Harms


Physicians Calendars

The secretary maintains the respiratory physicians calendars for clinics, rounds, UGME and PGME teaching, and various business meeting requests.

Physician Billings

Physician Billing Services

The billings are couriered to MD Practice Solutions usually on a weekly basis or at month's end. Some billings are scanned or photocopied as requested. Monthly physician's Rx report are printed and submitted for billing. Miscellaneous prescription billings are reviewed to ensure all patient billing information is listed. The patient's demographics can be checked using the EPR system.


Insurance paperwork and a few of the prescriptions are faxed by the respiratory secretary.

Physician absence notification

In advance of the physician's absence from HSC, the respiratory secretary will send out a memo stating the away dates and who will be providing any coverage during their absence. The physician's Accuro coverage will be covered automatically by the B HSC Respiratory Physician on Outside Call unless otherwise stated and should be noted on the away memo. The shared drive has individualized memos for each physician's list of notifications.

A general respiratory absence memo can be sent to the following by either email or fax:

  • Respiratory Section Members (by email)
  • Respiratory Fellows (by email)
  • Respiratory Outpatients Department (Fax 787-2420)
  • Respiratory Outpatient Nurse Clinicians (by email)
  • Respiratory Secretaries (by email)
  • Jenelle Partridge, Manager of Patient Care, GH6 (by email)
  • Respiratory Medical Staff, GH6 (fax 7-3526)
  • Adult Medical Admissions Department, MS193 (Fax 787-1286)
  • Health Sciences Centre Switchboard, MS108 (Fax 787-3530)
  • Medical Information, MS149B (Fax 787-5002)
  • MD Practice Solutions (by email)
  • Holly Thibert (Program Administrator - Respiratory Medicine )(by email)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Paging (fax 204-231-3492) if applicable
  • Misericordia Sleep Centre (204-779-8657) if applicable
  • Home Oxygen (204-940-6691) if applicable

It is helpful to provide in the subject line the dates the physician will be away.

Example of Subject Line: Dr. Martha Ainslie's absence memo - away dates Feb 18 - 25, 2019

Respiratory Clinic Calendar

Sara Harms,Michelle Wojnowski, and Rita Greco all can manage the clinic cancellations and changes through the Respiratory Clinic calendar found on Microsoft Outlook. If one is away the others can manage the cancellations and changes.

All requests are emailed and changes are noted on the calendar including the NEW weekly urgent clinics. The emails are sent to the respiratory clinic clerks of any changes to the calendar to keep them up to date. The clerks are: Rosemarie Dodd, Lisa Franks, Stephanie Haywood and Angelica Martinez.

Catering Orders

Sara Harms prepares catering orders for chest rounds usually held each Wednesday afternoon and Radiology/Pathology rounds once every month, usually the 3rd Wednesday.

For Chest Rounds the contact person is: Paula (Anna) Oliveira, HSC Catering, Retail Food Services, Tel: (204)787-2220, Fax: (204)787-4136, Email:, and For HSC on-line intranet orders:

For Rad/Path Rounds the contact person is:

Lewis Glassey Chef/Owner Prairie Box Catering Co., Ph: 204-488-9927 and Fax: 204-488-4622

The food is delivered to RS205 for Chest Rounds and Rad/Path Rounds are held at St. Boniface General Hospital, usually in room A-2071-3.

All food orders to be CANCELLED if rounds are cancelled.

Sleep Clinic Schedule

Sheli Veilleux Office Team Leader, Sleep Disorder Centre, Office#: 204-788-8534, Reception#: 204-788-8570, Fax#: 204-779-8657

Sheli sends by email the Sleep Clinic Schedule on a monthly basis for the following respirologists: Dr. Eleni Giannouli, Dr. Stephen Corne, Dr. Nancy Porhownik, Dr. Angela Desautels and Dr. Kimberley Mulchey.

The sleep clinics need to be reviewed for any conflicts in each of the respiratory physician's calendar.

Wayne Thompson Coordinator, Sleep Lab, Sleep Disorder CentreOffice; 204-788-8533 Lab; 204-788-8537 / 8570 & Fax; 204-779-8657

Wayne sends out the Sleep Physician On-Call schedule every 6 months or changes/corrections as needed.

Riverview Health Centre 2 East Coverage

Dr. Stephen Corne is the Director of 2 East, Riverview as of January 1, 2019. The following physicians regularly provide weekly coverage for the Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg:

Dr. Stephen Corne, Dr. Eleni Giannouli, Dr. Musawir Ahmed, Dr. Marcus Blouw, Dr. James Bras and Dr. Steven Mink. These physicians can be reached through HSC paging.

Patient billing bed lists for 2 East Wing can be requested by fax.

Confidential Waste

There is a locked confidential waste bin on RS3. The secretary disposes confidential waste from the physician offices into the hallway bin for proper disposal. Pick up is every Thursday.

RS205 Respiratory Boardroom

Every Monday Morning the boardroom is reserved for Respiratory Monday Morning Teaching and Wednesday afternoons the boardroom is reserved for the Respiratory weekly academic activities.

Telehealth Clinics

Both Sara Harms and Michelle Wojnowski manage the calendar for the telehealth clinics for the Respiratory Clinic. The RS205 Respiratory Boardroom is located at the Respiratory Hospital, 810 Sherbrook Street. This boardroom has a computer with internet connection and telehealth link. The Respiratory clerks send emails to both Michelle Wojnowski and Sara Harms if they want to schedule a telehealth patient or block off for a telehealth clinic.

Inside the boardroom a weekly schedule of the room bookings are printed and available for the user. The list will include the site and codec for connecting telehealth sites. If the user has any technical issues with the telehealth link they can call the Service Desk at Digital Health at 204-940-8500 option 4 or toll free 1-866-999-9698 option 4.

Bronch/EBUS Availability Schedule

Michelle Wojnowski sends out every Friday morning from the EPR Reports the available slots for bronchoscopy and EBUS procedures for the following week. The email is sent to the Respiratory physicians on-call from the Respiratory Service Schedule and as well to the following people in Thoracics: Anna-Lisa Di-Gioia, Dr. Larry Tan, Marta Starzec, Shirley Manzon, and Vera Taylasheva. Also copies the Respiratory OPD clerks in respiratory clinic who can make changes as necessary after the email is sent out.

Pleurx Patient List

The pleurx patient list is a yearly list of all the pleurx insertions and removals performed by Dr. Martha Ainslie and Dr. James Bras at the Health Sciences Centre. The list keeps track of either the right or left insertion and patient demographic information. The list is sorted by dates, newest to oldest for each year. Sara Harms updates the list.

  • Where does the list live? On a Department file share? Does everyone who might have to cover have rights to this?

Cystic Fibrosis List

Michelle Wojnowski provides admin support for Dr. Wayne Kepron who is the Medical Director of Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic(CF) at the Health Sciences Centre since 1988. The CF Patient List is updated regularly on an excel spreadsheet documenting the patients of Manitoba with CF in alphabetical order with their demographic information as well as their genetic mutation if known and their family physician. Michelle Wojnowski updates the list as needed.

  • Where does the list live? On a Department file share? Does everyone who might have to cover have rights to this?

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