Loren, an Operating Room RN Team Leader, has received the Nurse Excellence
Award for January 2017.
"It's my nature to help others," Loren shares.
Loren worked on the Surgery Unit as a Nurse Tech for a portion of 2003.
She returned to North Oaks in 2005 as a Staff Registered Nurse on the
Surgery Unit and transferred to the Operating Room in the same position
in 2011. In 2013, she accepted a promotion to Registered Nurse Team Leader
in the Operating Room for neurological, eye, plastic, and ear, nose and
This marks the second time that Loren has received the Nurse Excellence
Award. She was first honored in 2009.
Loren graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s
degree in Nursing.
Loren lives in Tickfaw with her husband, Chris, with whom she enjoys vacationing
and just being outdoors.
Loren adds that every day is different working in the Operating Room of
a Level II Trauma Center.
"Loren goes the extra mile to safeguard the quality of surgical care
provided to our patients," affirms Perioperative Director Susie Edler.
"She is a mentor and resource to her coworkers helping to train them
on new and complex procedures and equipment. Her coworkers describe her
as positive, energetic, hardworking, knowledgeable and responsive."