Lori is the Pre-Op Manager of our Odessa center.
Lori is the Pre-Op Manager of our Odessa office. As pre-op manager she is responsible for overseeing the coordination of the schedule, patient screening and preparation of the children for their surgical day. With 30 years of pediatric experience she has numerous diverse skills to help calm the children and ease the parents as they prepare for surgery. When she is in the operating room, she ensures patient safety and is the child’s advocate while they are away from their parents.
She graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing and spent the first part of her career in the Newborn ICU at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. After moving to Florida she moved into the peri-operative area and has been a circulator in the OR and manager in Pre-Op for over 15 years. Lori is ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified.
Since moving to Florida, Lori, her 2 daughters and husband are huge Disney fans and enjoy vacationing at the parks. She spoils her 2 cats and 3 dogs now that her children are adults. Lori embraces the coordination and planning of the Pediatric Surgery Center’s annual festival.
Lori is responsible for overseeing the coordination of the schedule, patient screening and preparation of the children for their surgical day.