Administrator to Know: Elaina Milliken of Eastern Orange Ambulatory Surgery Center

Elaina Milliken (Eastern Orange Ambulatory Surgery Center, Cornwall, N.Y.). Ms. Milliken is the administrator of Eastern Orange Ambulatory Surgery Center in Cornwall, N.Y. — a joint venture with Facility Development & Management and community physicians at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital System — and has served in this position since its inception. According to her colleagues, she has been instrumental in turning the center, which consists of four operating rooms and two procedure rooms, into a superb operational entity.

Before arriving at Eastern Orange, Ms. Milliken previously worked as an administrative director for a prestigious New York City medical center. According to her colleagues, her talent and experience has contributed to the successful implementation of operations at Eastern Orange, which includes the pivotal participation with the successful New York State Department of Health inspection and the three-year accreditation from AAAHC.

Ms. Milliken works in collaboration with FDM staff and strives to identify opportunities with her team to maintain the center at optimum operations as well as balancing the needs of the members of the joint venture. A colleague says, "She accomplishes these goals by utilizing her talents for organization coupled with her awesome sense of humor and her flair for exceptional people skills. Her can-do attitude enables her to maintain the many aspects of running the center in an efficient and cost effective manner."

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