Administrator to Know: Stephanie Stinson of Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center

Stephanie Stinson, RN, BSN, CASC (Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center, Austin, Texas). Ms. Stinson is the administrative director of Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center. The pediatric-only ASC celebrates its three-year anniversary in April 2010. The multi-specialty center includes ENT, orthopedics, GI, general surgery, plastics, ophthalmology and urology. It has five operating rooms with 30 pre-operative and recovery room bays.

Ms. Stinson has been administrative director for six years and has been at Strictly Pediatrics since its inception in 2006. The surgery center performs more than 400 procedures monthly. She has been a nurse for 17 years and has served as a staff nurse in neuro-surgical ICU, surgery and the recovery room. She was a surgical technologist in the Mississippi Army National Guard for eight years prior to and while becoming an RN.

One aspect of her center Ms. Stinson enjoys is that it "provides a safe fun place for children to come have surgery." She says, "The staff here (our family) is very loving and caring. They have created an atmosphere and environment that is pleasant, fun, and interactive for the child and parents. We have many repeat customers, whether it is the same child or a sibling."

Ms. Stinson loves the challenges that come with the job, and she says she learns something new every day in her position. She is even more thankful that the management company, ASD Management, helps her keep up with changes within the healthcare industry. She enjoys the administrative and clinical aspects of her job and says that multi-tasking keeps her busy as day-to-day operations are constantly changing. Handling these challenges enables Ms. Stinson to grow professionally and personally.

Ms. Stinson attributes the success of Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center to an active, supportive group of physician investors that truly care about the center and its employees. She also says Strictly Pediatrics' true success is bolstered by a caring staff that supports each other and works together as a tremendous team to ensure that each patient and family member has a great experience while under the center's care.

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