Allan McDonald worked on H7 as an orderly from 1978-79 and was then accepted into the 1979-1981 HSC nursing program. He spent his critical care career working in ER, trauma, as a STARS Flight Nurse, Orthopedic surgery, OR, PARR, and as the Primary Care & Orthopedic Program Manager before retiring in 2013.
The captions provided on the photographs below are from Allan McDonald.
The nurse on the left is Judy Mucsh? Do not recall name of nurse in middle. Woman on right is housekeeper, great lady.
Morning report at the bedside after 12 hours. Left side is Sister Mary, nurse and nun. Unfortunately do not recall name of nurse on right side.
Morning report. Foreground, waking up, Karen Dobson.
Facing camera, Peggy Holt assistant head nurse at morning report.
Nurse in middle wearing white blouse is Suzanne Searle, amazing nurse. Male nurse is Doug Kinley later MScN & PhD. Doug became HSC School Director in my final year at HSC school of nursing. Doug passed away September 10, 2008.
Kevin resting in his permanent room on H7. The H7 orderlies were daily assigned to do all personal care along with an RN. I used to take Kevin to social events such as concerts or sporting events on my days off. We had a great time.
Foreground Cathy Duff, nurse extraordinaire at morning report.
AM010 Left side is Walter Hibert, orderly on H7 spring 1978 to summer 1979. Wally graduated from HSC School of Nursing 1981, later getting his Masters of Nursing. Right side, is Allan McDonald. Graduated HSC School of Nursing 1981. graduated HSC Emergency program 1982-1983, retired 2013 after working adult critical care burns, trauma, orthopaedics, surgery, ICU, Operating Room certification, recovery room, telehealth, community health, program manager orthopaedics and primary care network. Worked in Winnipeg, Calgary, Nashville, Tn. & Pine Bluff,Arkansas. It all started at HSC….
Foreground left, Allan & right Beth. Background right is Laverne Hogg RN and left is Susan?