Administrator to Know: Cindy Young of Surgery Center of Farmington

Cindy Young, RN, CASC (Surgery Center of Farmington, Farmington, Mo.). Ms. Young is the administrator of the Surgery Center of Farmington (Mo.). The multi-specialty center, which opened in 1999, has two operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Physicians at the center perform around 450 cases monthly, according to Ms. Young, and its top three specialties are ophthalmology, pain management and GI. Recently, the center added ENT to its specialties.

Ms. Young has been at the Surgery Center of Farmington it opened, starting as a staff nurse and moving into the administrator position in 2002. Prior to coming to the center, she was a nurse at a rural hospital for five years and served for two years in the OR at the hospital.

"I absolutely love my job," says Ms. Young. "I love ambulatory surgery. I found my niche." She credits the success of her center and herself to the staff and physicians. "We work together as a family," she says.

She also credits a part of her success to the support she receives from Woodrum/ASD, which manages the center. "If it wasn't for them giving me the administrator opportunity and supporting me, I wouldn't be where I'm at," she says.

Ms. Young has succeeded in creating a work place where the staff doesn't hold grudges. "If we come across problems, we are able to go home and come back the next day, feeling new," she says. "We make mistakes and move on."

Most of all, Ms. Young says she considers the staff and physicians she works with her friends. "We have a personal relationship that is separate from our professional relationship," she says.

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