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Operating Room RN Team Leader Loren Receives Nurse Excellence Award

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Loren, an Operating Room RN Team Leader, has received the Nurse Excellence Award for January 2017.

Loren, an Operating Room RN Team Leader

"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 throat surgeries.

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."