14 administrators celebrating 15+ years at the same ASC

Here are 14 ambulatory surgery center administrators who have held their position for 15 years or more at the same center.

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Jennifer Arellano, Pueblo (Colo.) Surgery Center. Ms. Arellano joined Pueblo Surgery Center in March 1998 as a marketing coordinator. She was promoted to administrator in 1999. The center is a partnership between St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Centura Health and Surgical Care Affiliates. It is a multispecialty facility hosting more than 3,000 procedures annually in pain management, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastics, gynecology, podiatry and dental.

"I am proud to be among no less than eight teammates celebrating a decade or more at such a stable and successful facility this year," said Ms. Arellano. Three of her teammates have been with the facility for more than 20 years. "As a team, we have overcome countless challenges and celebrated many successes together. I am very fortunate to be part of a working family dedicated to providing excellent patient care and creating wonderful memories together, year after year," she said.

Leslie Cottrell, Baptist Physicians Surgery (Lexington, Ky.). Ms. Cottrell has served as associate administrator of the surgery for 15 years. She manages the multispecialty surgery center, which includes eight operating rooms and six procedure rooms. Surgical services in a wide range of specialties are offered at the center, including lap-band bariatric surgery, minimally invasive back surgery, colorectal surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedics, urology and pain management.

Brenda Cyrulik, RN, CNOR, CASC, Eastland Medical Plaza Surgicenter and Bloomington Normal Healthcare Surgery Center (Bloomington/Normal, Ill.). Ms. Cyrulik has headed the surgery centers for 16 years. . Prior to joining Eastland, Ms. Cyrulik served as a surgery manager at BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill., and worked as a circulating staff nurse at Gailey Eye Surgicenter in Bloomington, Ill., for two years.   

Marilyn Daberkow, Willamette Surgery Center (Salem, Ore.). Ms. Daberkow has been with Willamette Surgery Center for more than 20 years, starting out as the operating room coordinator and then taking over the role of administrator. She previously served as an operating room nurse at Salem Hospital. The surgery center provides diagnostic and restorative surgery in orthopedics, neurosurgery, endoscopy, general surgery, pain management, plastic surgery and podiatry. It is certified by CMS and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Angela Erosenko, CMMP Surgical Center (Jefferson City, Mo.). Ms. Erosenko has served as administrator of the surgery center since 1999, prior to which she served as the business office manager. She earned her business service management degree from William Woods University in Columbia, Mo. She oversees the surgery center, which includes nearly 30 physicians offering surgical services in ENT, general surgery, gynecology, podiatry, oncology, ophthalmology and orthopedics. The center is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

Michael Gossman, Cedar Lake Surgery Center (Biloxi, Miss.). Mr. Gossman has served as administrator of the surgery center for the last 18 years. He previously served as administrator of Lake Forrest Surgery Center and Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is a member of Medical Group Management Association and has previously served as president of Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Association. Cedar Lake Surgery Center is a privately owned, 16,000-square-foot facility. It offers care in a number of specialties, including endoscopy, gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and pain management.

Kimble Hatridge, Texarkana (Texas) Surgery Center. For nearly 19 years, Ms. Hatridge has served as administrator of the surgery center. It was established in 1995 and provides care in a number of specialties, including ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry, neurosurgery spine procedures and urology.

Kathleen Hickman, Dutchess Ambulatory Surgical Center (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.). Ms. Hickman has served as administrator and clinical director of the surgery center since January 2000. She also currently works as a registered nurse at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She previously served as health center administrator/nursing administrator at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente.

Ms. Hickman oversees the same-day surgical center, which features two operating rooms and an endoscopy or pain management suite. Established in 1998, the center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. It offers surgical services in a wide array of specialties, such as gastroenterology, ENT, ophthalmology, podiatry, plastic surgery and urology.
Andrea Hyatt, CASC, Dulaney Eye Institute (Towson, Md.). Ms. Hyatt has been with the institute for more than 20 years. "At that time I was hired to complete oversight of the construction and begin the journey of developing a new four-operating room, one-procedure room ASC for a group of competing ophthalmology practices in Baltimore.  March 5th, 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of our first case," she says. Dualey Eye Institute was one of the first centers in the country to perform outpatient retina procedures.

The institute is a Medicare-approved and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care-accredited facility, which has performed more than 110,000 surgical cases. It offers numerous procedures, including cataract surgery, corneal surgery and oculoplastics.

Steven Klein, Sheepshead Bay Surgery Center (New York.). Mr. Klein opened the surgery center in April 1999 and has managed it since. The center is a single specialty ophthalmic facility with around 35 surgeons routinely utilizing the facility. The center includes pre- and postoperative rooms, two operating rooms, a laser procedure room, a business and medical records office and a staff lounge. The center is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Surgeons at the center perform more than 5,000 procedures annually, according to Mr. Klein. The majority of procedures are cataract, but in addition to those, physicians at the center perform glaucoma, retina and ocular plastics. "I have been very fortunate to work with a great team of employees," said Mr. Klein. "They are hard working, reliable, professional and customer oriented."

Barbara Narenkivicius RN, CASC, Indian River Surgery Center (Vero Beach, Fla.). Ms. Narenkivicius began her 15-year career at Indian River Surgery Center as an operating room registered nurse. She was then promoted to director of nursing and later administrator, the position in which she has remained for nearly 12 years. The multispecialty facility is an affiliate of SCA and features four operating rooms and two procedure rooms seeing more than 5,000 cases per year.

"Our success is the result of building great teams with a steady focus on clinical excellence," said Ms. Narenkivicius. "Our facility is dedicated to serving not only our patients, but our physician and teammates — and we have high satisfaction scores that illustrate that." Ms. Narenkivicius was recently promoted to a group administrator serving nearby West Coast Endoscopy Center in Clearwater, Fla., and Citrus Surgery Center in Lecanto, Fla., as well as Indian River.

Linda Phillips, RN, Southgate (Mich.) Surgery Center. For the last 17 years, Ms. Phillips has served as administrator of the independent surgery center, which is accredited by Medicare and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The center offers services in a wide array of specialties, including gastroenterology, ophthalmology and pain management surgical care. It recently acquired the ORA System to support its ophthalmic surgeon.

Bill Rhoades, Harrisburg (Pa.) Endoscopy & Surgery Center. For the last 17 years, Mr. Rhoades has served as COO of the multispecialty surgery center. He is an active member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. The center features one operating room, three endoscopy suites, examination rooms as well as preoperative and postoperative recovery areas. It is physician-owned and supervised and approved by Medicare. It offers care in numerous specialties, including ENT, oculoplastic, orthopedic, podiatric and endoscopic care.

Cindy Young, RN, BSN, CASC, Surgery Center of Farmington (Mo.). For the last 15 years, Ms. Young has served as the administrative director of the surgery center. She also served as a board member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She manages 28 employees, 16 credentialed physicians, two operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Prior to joining the Surgery Center of Farmington, Ms. Young served as a staff nurse at Arcadia Valley Hospital in Pilot Knob, Mo. This freestanding ASC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and is certified by Medicare.

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