Surgical Services Operating Room, VWCH 1st & 2nd Floors

Hello and welcome to Surgical Services!

The Surgical Services team is led by Lori Martin, MBA, BSN, RN, RT (R), Senior Director, and Betsy
Swoner, RN, Assistant Director.

Our department encompasses several specialty areas including Pre-Admission Testing, Infusion Center, Endoscopy, Same Day Surgery, and Operating Room.

The environment on our units is friendly, patient-centered, and collaborative with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

One of the benefits of working in this surgical environment is the operating hours, which allow staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance. There are numerous opportunities for engagement in quality improvement and professional development.

Our staff’s success is due to their commitment to our patients and the community. Our staff have
extensive knowledge and expertise; we deliver compassionate care.

We orient new team members to our unit by using preceptorship experience to provide each person a safe space for learning. In addition, we have a perioperative educator, Debbie Weston, RN, CNOR who assists our new hires in their journey of transitioning to a new role and career goals.

We encourage professional growth.

If your career goal is to expand your professional career outside of the traditional bedside care model, the VWCH Surgical Services team can help with this by providing a wealth of experience and opportunities through our peri-operative program for your growth and future development.

If you have any questions about our unit, please email me at or visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

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