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As part of your care at Southlake you will have your own team


A group of physicians that practice medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before,
during and after surgery

Cardiovascular surgeon:

A specialized doctor that operates on your heart and blood vessels to repair damage caused by disease, disorders or birth defects

Cardiac Intensivist:

A doctor who treats patients in the cardiac intensive care unit and specializes in the management of life threatening cardiac conditions that require invasive monitoring or sophisticated organ support.


Cardiac Sonographer:

A technician who uses non-invasive ultrasound to create images of the heart. These images assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.  They can also be referred to as echo technicians.



A person trained to provide and aid in spiritual services

Electrophysiologist :

A specialized heart doctor who diagnosis and repairs problems in the heart’s electrical system (like rhythm problems)

Maintenance personnel:

Inspect, repair and maintain equipment and structural aspects of our facility

Nurse practitioner:

An advanced practice role designed to contribute to the quality of patient care through practice, research and education

Occupational therapist:

The occupational therapist works with the patient to help them achieve their highest possible level of independence after surgery


Transport services, food service personnel, prepare and serve food to patients


The perfusionist is a highly trained member of the cardiothoracic surgical team who uses the heart-lung machine during
surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass to manage the patients


As the medication experts, pharmacists work closely with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals to make sure hospital patients receive medication therapy that is individualized to their needs. They advise on the selection, dose and safety of medications by monitoring blood test results and drug levels, and by screening for drug interactions. They also help close the loop by discussing with patients any additions or changes to their medication regimen before discharge from the hospital.


A group of professionals who practice medicine and are concerned with promoting, maintaining and restoring human health


Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy,
education and advice

Registered Dietitian:

They are experts in food and nutrition

Registered Nurse:

A person who has graduated from a nursing program and has passed a national exam to obtain a nursing license

Respiratory Therapists:

Are registered health care professionals with a special focus on the cardio-respiratory system

Social Worker:

Provides psycho-social assessments and counselling for patients and families who have experiences in which they are having
difficulty coping or adjusting

Speech language pathologist:

Speech-language pathologists are concerned with the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of communication and/or swallowing disorders

Support Services:

Maintain cleanliness throughout the hospital

Surgical assistants:

Medical or allied health practitioners who have completed advanced education, acquired additional knowledge and advanced technical skills in order to optimize quality care for patients undergoing surgery

Unit clerk:

Unit clerks perform a variety of reception, clerical and administrative tasks at nursing stations on the units or wards of hospitals


Freely offering their time to better patients experience


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Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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