When Dr. Lee Busse moved with his young family to Burnaby over 50 years ago, he never imagined the impact Burnaby Hospital would have on him and his family.
“My first experience with Burnaby Hospital was when my wife had a horrific accident and broke her kneecap in 12 different places,” says Lee. “That was years ago, and luckily, she was operated on by Dr. Ralph Belle, who put her back together.”
Note to readers: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI Supervisor Aslaam Alladina is no stranger to Burnaby Hospital. While he just started his new role as MRI Supervisor, he actually first started his career as a night shift x-ray technician about a decade ago. He was fresh out of school at the time, pulling in experience and opportunities, which soon found him in MRI at Surrey Memorial for approximately nine years before coming back to Burnaby Hospital.
Dr. Shelley Ross
Full-Service Family Physician
Q: How long have you been a doctor?
A: I’ve been practicing for 33 years.
Q: Describe the patients who come to see you.
A: Fifty percent are obstetrics and the other fifty percent are general practice. I care for lots of families of many generations. For the ones I delivered as babies, I’m now delivering their children. So, I said if I get to their grandchildren, I’m gone!
Left: Patient Care Coordinator, Loa Wilson, keeps a watchful eye on Burnaby Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in order to provide a smooth experience for parents and infant patients.
Everyday, Loa Wilson walks to Burnaby Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and runs through her daily routine of troubleshooting the issues and oddities that lie in the background of caring for babies. But her days as a Patient Care Coordinator and Educator at NICU are anything but typical.
Whether it’s managing a group of dedicated staff; teleconferencing with NICUs across the province; or coordinating infant hearing tests, eye screens, immunizations, ventilators and equipment issues, Loa runs a tight ship at NICU in order to make that process as smooth as possible.
Shown left: Kehar Singh Aujla stands confidently at Burnaby Hospital’s Volunteer Wayfinder, greeting and helping patients and visitors alike.
Kehar Singh Aujla is one of 375 active hospital volunteers who contribute 40,000 hours a year to Burnaby Hospital, supporting patients and families with guidance and comfort. When I interviewed Kehar, I found him standing proudly at the Volunteer Wayfinder, where he presents a friendly face and assists patients and visitors coming to the hospital.