The role of the Laboratory is to assist physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patients through providing a variety of test results. The Microbiology department provides culture and antimicrobial susceptibility results on many specimen types including urine, blood, tissue and other bodily fluids. “I love the hands-on testing part of my job,” says Marianne. “This is fascinating work and I find it rewarding because it is a vital step in diagnosing infection and ensuring patients are receiving the antimicrobial treatments they need.” Marianne works closely with Pharmacy and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee to ensure appropriate targeted therapies are initiated, and with Infection Prevention and Control to help prevent the spread of infections.
Providing patients with quality and timely results is important to Marianne. “I enjoy being part of the interdisciplinary team because without this teamwork and communication, we would not be able to provide this quality of care and treatment to our patients.” Marianne also received her green belt in Lean in 2015 through the Ontario Hospital Association and has participated in process improvement opportunities throughout the hospital.
Outside of work, the Cugliettas are soccer enthusiasts. Marianne, along with her husband and 2 sons play outdoor and indoor soccer year round!
Thank you to Marianne for her many valuable contributions and for consistently demonstrating our values of integrity, compassion, collaboration and partnership, accountability, respect and excellence, in all aspects of her work at SAH!