Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mending Hearts





Today, Team Heart performed two more successful surgeries. At top left, Jean-Paul gets ready for his surgery, an aortic valve replacement, this morning.

Team Heart members participating in the surgery include, at top right, Katie Morrison, RN; middle row, Radhika Dinavahi, MD; perfusionists Mike McAdams and Amy Patel; bottom from left, Barry Shopnick, PA-C, John Connell, MD, and Prem Shekar, MD.

The red Team Heart caps were made for us by our friend and colleague Nancy Carrigan, RN, of BWH Neurosurgery. Thank you Nancy!

19 comments:

Roger C said...

It's wonderful, watching the posts and pictures evolve by the minute. Keep 'em coming, ladies!

Anonymous said...

Great job team!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE those scrub hats !!
Nance

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
Hope you don't develop a peanut allergy!!! Your on my mind every day! Enjoy every minute of this experience! watch out for lions and tigers and bears...OH MY!
love ya!
Gina

Anonymous said...

A note for Rwanda-Rhonda,
Great to hear from you- It sounds fantastic! Look forward to seeing you back here- Cheers, Lucia

Anonymous said...

Hey "B" and Team heart!!

The smile on your first patient
says it all..

You are all making such a big
difference in the world...

Keep up the great work...

love ya. kim and Alex

Anonymous said...

Hola Miguel (Mike McA)

Your Mother and Father are glad you found work. Bragging has begun.

Jeronimo said...

Hola Miguel ( Mike McA)

Your Mother and Father are glad you found good work. Bragging has begun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie
Good to hear your already lifting spirits. Keep up the good work & wear lots of sunblock.

GO YANKEES!
Brian

Anonymous said...

Marie & Terry,

You are all such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your experience and showing us all what is right and good in this world.

Love,
Susan H.
12ABC

Leslie said...

Hello from U of Minn! SO proud of you and the great team that you have!! It was good to see the gnome again!. Can't wait to hear all about it this summer!! Your first patient looks great!! Leslie Macho

sancesjr said...

Hey Brenda! Thinking about you and feeling full of pride for what you and the rest of team heart are accomplishing! Youre in our thoughts and wishing you more success!
Love Rena, John, Anthony & Angela

Frances Donovan said...

Great to see BWH making such a contribution to world health -- thanks for keeping us informed.

zik said...

Dear Team Heart:
The smile makes it all worth it! Heartiest Congratulations from myself and my family in France and Asia!
Keep up the spirit!
Thoughts are with you daily.
Love
Zain

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see you all-we miss you!

Chris, PA-C

PS-don't worry-plenty of work here, too for when you get back!

Anonymous said...

Marie...we miss you! What a great web site. I have been following it daily. Save some of your energy for that Marathon you need to run when you get home. Go Team Heart!

Keep smiling:)
Caryn

Anonymous said...

Marie... you go girl great job!

Anonymous said...

You are all doing such a great job... can't wait to hear the stories and see the pictures when you get back Marie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda..

It was great to hear from you...
get your butt in some of those pictures they post.. we miss your
face.
Keep up the great work....

kim and Alex xoxoxox