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Get to know more about Janet Vaillancourt

Those of you who know Medicor have met Janet. For those who don’t know Medicor Janet is our resident nurse, blood taker, sample processor, vaccine giver and helper extraordinaire.

Janet

Here is her interview:

When did you start nursing?

Janet: I started my nursing career in 1971 in the Rehab unit at the Civic Hospital in North Bay. Shortly after getting married I moved to Sudbury where I became a surgical operating room nurse at the Memorial Hospital.

Do you have hobbies?

Janet: I like sewing but rarely have time for it.

What do you do in your spare time?

Janet: I spend a lot of time with my grandchildren. I love my time at camp and enjoy swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter.

What do you like the most about your job at Medicor?

Janet: I like being self-directed and working as part of the team.

What was the funniest thing that happened at work?

Janet: It was while doing a medical show with 2 of my coworkers. I was there doing cholesterol testing for the attendees. I was wearing a nice black sweater that started to dissolve in front of our eyes. It literally fell apart in shreds! Thankfully I had a shirt underneath.  I still don’t know why that happened but we sure had a good laugh about it!

What was your favorite study that you worked on?

Janet: I loved the ENGAGE study. It was for patients with atrial fibrillation. I really enjoy cardiology and in this study the patients were actively involved in improving their health.

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