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Surgical Staff

Arlene Arrigo, R.N., B.S.N. – Head Nurse/Circulating Nurse

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December 12, 2013
Upload: January 17, 2014

My background includeds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Arlene has been an R.N. since 1993 and have worked with me since 1996. Aside from her duties in the operating room,...  read more


Dawn Porco, C.S.T. – Certified Surgical Technician

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December 12, 2013
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I have worked with Dawn since 1996. Dawn is my primary surgical technician and a superb one at that. She maintains intense focus upon the procedure and understands all of them well. She has the unique ability to put the instruments into my hands before I ask for them, so we rarely need to speak...  read more


Loretta Simchowitz, R.N. , C.P.A.N. – Recovery Room

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December 12, 2013
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Loretta is a certified Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU or “recovery room”) nurse. Loretta also performs your pre-operative assessment upon arrival. She first entered nursing in 1982. She has worked in several different and challenging areas including the emergency room, neonatal intensive care unit, medical/surgical and recovery room. She is also a certified instructor in...  read more


Jennifer Belford, R.N., C.N.O.R. – Recovery Room

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December 12, 2013
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Jennifer joined us in 2010. She has an interesting background. Jennifer first entered the medical field as a Certified surgical technician, and then furthered her education by becoming a registered nurse (R.N.). Jennifer is usually working in the recovery room and doing pre-operative assessment, however, because she is skilled in other areas, she can provide...  read more


Laurie Metz, R.N. – Recovery Room

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December 12, 2013
Upload: January 17, 2014

Laurie is the newest member of our team, but far from new to nursing. She currently works in the recovery room and also as a circulator in the operating room. Her background is as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. Talk about skills and ability to function under pressure! Previous to this, she worked as...  read more


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