Selkirk Mental Health Centre
Keeping Our History Alive!
Alice Ann Inniss, nee Maryniewicz, is a SMHC Alumna of 1965. Alice also graduated from the Miisericordia School of Nursing in 1974.  In 1984, she obtained a Certificate in Infection Control in Health Care from the University of Manitoba and a Certificate in Adult Education from Red River College in 1986. As    a    member    of    the    Workplace    Health    and    Safety    Committee,    Alice participated   in   the   development   of   practices   that   enhanced   the   health   and safety   of   staff   and   patients.      She   participated   in   the   annual   fire   safety   officer inspections   and   on   a   daily   basis   followed   up   on   reported   injuries   and   incidents   to determine ways to prevent their reoccurrence. Alice   retired   in   2002   and   currently   resides   in   Selkirk   with   her   husband   Ken,   also   a RPN   Alumnus   1963   from   SMHC.      Alice   became   a   licensed   lay   reader   in   the Anglican   Church   in   1985   and   continues   to   be   actively   involved   with   her   church   in this role as well as being a member of various committees. Alice    and    Ken    are    proud    grandparents    of    two    and    enjoy spending    time    with    their    grandchildren    who    live    in    British Columbia. Alice   began   her   nursing   career   on   the   ward   for   the   elderly   with mental illness and attained in 1970 the position of Head Nurse. From    1971    to    1980,    Alice    taught    in    the    SMHC    School    of Psychiatric   Nursing   teaching   basic   nursing   skills   to   first   year students   and   assisting   the   medical   /   surgical   instructors   in   the classroom   and   clinical   areas.      During   this   time   she   took   on   the responsibilities ff Health Nurse for all the student nurses. In   1980,   Alice   assumed   the   first   full   time   position   of   Staff   Health   and   Infection Control   for   the   Selkirk   Mental   Health   Centre.      As   a   member   of   the   multi-disciplinary infection   control   committee,   she   played   a   major   role   in   developing   infection   control procedures   and   practices   for   the   Centre   with   the   aim   to   reduce   the   spread   of infection. These   practices   were   incorporated   into   the   in-service   education   program   that   was offered   annually   to   all   staff.      Alice   was   a   resource   to   all   disciplines   in   establishing and   implementing   infection   control   practices   as   a   level   acceptable   to   the   Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation. Alice   was   available   to   employees   for   personal   counselling   and   as   a   resource   for referrals to other health care professionals and employee assistance programs.
Alice Ann Inniss, RN, RPN