Professional life


Traci O’Kelley, RN, RCIS, has recently successfully completed the RCIS registry examination. Traci is employed in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton, Georgia. Great job, Traci!

— Sent in by Angela Edgar, RN, MS, CCRN-CMC, RCIS, Manager, Cardiology Services, Northside Hospital Cherokee

We would like to congratulate the following personnel for completing their training and being certified as Cardiovascular Medical Simulation Trainers:

• Dawn Holmes and Todd Sorensen 

Ms. Holmes and Mr. Sorensen are cardiovascular professionals at the Cardiac Cath Lab at the Rapid City Medical Center, Rapid City, South Dakota.

• Reynald Dorsainvil

Mr. Dorsainvil works in the Cardiac Cath Lab at the University of Miami Hospital, Miami, Florida.

• AnnaCollins

Ms. Collins works in the Cardiac Cath Labs at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida, and North Shore Hospital, Miami Shores, Florida. This military-trained veteran has become a consultant with the RCSA Training Center in Margate, Florida and will be involved with educating and training other military-trained cardiovascular technologists who are either on active duty or have become veterans. She will be managing the ASRT, CaPCE, and California Board Registered Nurses accredited weekly and weekend CV Review Courses that coincide with the weekly medical simulation training sessions at the Training Center that begin in 2014.

All four were previously certified as Registered Cardiovascular Specialist Assistants and met the basic requirements to be trained as Cardiovascular Medical Simulation Trainers. Congratulations!

— Sent in by Dr. Henry Pevsner, Medical Director, Chairman-RCSA

Congratulations to Elaine Bryant, RN, RCIS! Elaine received her RCIS certification and has worked 4.5 years in the cath lab. She is currently at Salem Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.

Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, Maine, wishes to congratulate Alice Deroche

RN, AD, RCIS, and Martha Whitmore RN, RCIS, on passing the RCIS exam. We are proud of their accomplishments and the level of expertise they have brought to our Cardiac Cath Lab. 

— Sent in by Cheryl Parker, Radiology Director.

Congratulations to Mr. Ronnie Nolasco, of Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, Manila, Philippines, for passing the RCIS examination. Hard work pays off and you have proved it! Good going and wish you all the best, Mr. Nolasco!


— Sent in by Ella Marie E. Barrientos, Health-Tech Medical Inc. Abbott Vascular)