Hot Leader Spotlight-Surgical Services Leader #137319

Meet HealthLinx Surgical Services Leader #137319


This leader has 13 years of progressive leadership expertise as both a manager and director across PAT, Day Surgery, PACU, ENDO, Pain Management and Outpatient Surgery. Certifications held include ACLS, BLS and PALS. Look at a few career highlights below.

Optimized Department Budget

Through review of the department budget, it was discovered that all areas for productivity were being calculated with outdated models and old budget information. By partnering with finance to develop new Units of Services, productivity increased from 60% to 100+%.

Managed Numerous ORs Simultaneously

Managed the perioperative anesthesia flow of units covering 13 ORs within the Main Hospital OR. Managed Outpatient Surgery Center with 4 OR rooms and 3 ENDO rooms through all phases of care. Included in OR management is the oversight of 72 staff members in these areas.

Improved Turn Over Time (TOT)

Took the average turn over time from 28 minutes to 20 minutes.

Transitional Leadership Skills

Lead the transition of the PACU into a temporary ICU (due to Covid surge). Which led to cross training PACU nurses to be ICU nurses while still providing PACU care for the urgent/emergent cases averaging 14-18 per day.


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Here are a Few Tips on How to be a Successful Surgical Services Leader:

  • Always look to optimize. Don’t be afraid to speak with team members about new ideas.
  • Patient care and well-being should always be your #1 Priority.
  • Be open to working in numerous areas to gain experience.

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