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Welcome to Perioperative Services

This area is home to our perioperative, procedural and hospital support departments.  We provide a comprehensive approach to our patients and their families throughout their stay with us.

The perioperative units are found in three sites.  The main site is located in N.C. Memorial Hospital and includes 26 operating rooms as well as both Pre- and Post-operative areas.  The site that services the N.C. Children's hospital includes 6 operating rooms and Pre- and Post-operative areas.  The third perioperative site is located in the Ambulatory Care Center and is comprised of 8 operating rooms and Pre- and Post-operative areas, and 10 beds for extended recovery patients.

The procedural unit for Peroperative Services are the Pediatric GI and Pulmonary Endoscopy units which are located in the N.C Children's Hospital. 

Other Perioperative Support departments include:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Anesthesia Support
  • Business Office
  • Central Processing (CPD)
  • Clinical Practice and Professional Development
  • Operating Rooms
  • Perfusion
  • PreCare
  • Procedural Care Suite (PCS)/Post Operative Care Unit (PACU)

We are proud to be on the cutting edge of technology for a number of surgical procedures, including the use of the da Vinci┬« Robot.  Our specialty services include cochlear implants, abdominal transplants, bariatric procedures, pediatric open-heart surgeries, just to name a few.  There are over 30,000 cases done in our surgical ORs and 1,500 cases done in the procedural suites.  Our outstanding team members provide care to the patients, many of whom are critically ill, with the highest level of skill, efficiency, and compassion. 

We welcome you to contact us to learn more about our exciting state of the art Perioperative Services.

Sincerely,

 

Susan Phillips, RN, MSHA, CNOR
Vice President, Perioperative Services
sphillip@unch.unc.edu

 

Perioperative Services Management Team

 
Elizabeth Paganini, RN, MSN, RNFA, CNOR
Director, Operating Rooms
epaganini@unch.unc.edu
 
Ann B. Smith RN, MSN, CAPA
Manager, Main and W/C PCS/PACU
ABSmith@unch.unc.edu

Nancy S. Gleason, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Manager, PreCare
ngleason@unch.unc.edu

Janet Edwards, MHA, BA
Manager, Central Processing Department
Jedwards@unch.unc.edu

Mary Harrington, RN, BSN, CNOR
Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center
MHarring@unch.unc.edu

Greg Griffin, CCP
Chief Perfusionist
ggriffin@unch.unc.edu

Shawn Brooks, Cer. A.T.
Manager, Anesthesia Support
sbrooks@unch.unc.edu
 
Linda Henning, MBA CPA
Perioperative Service Line Director
 
Mark Harris, BA, MHA
Manager, Business Office
mharris2@unch.unc.edu
 
Janet Chadwick, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR
Manager, Clinical Practice & Professional Development
 

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