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Changes Announced for OR Management Team

Cedars-Sinai's main operating room manager will take on that role in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, and an education program coordinator has been promoted to take her place. Also, the OR/Anesthesia/Surgery Center Service Line has a new health system manager.

Kyung Jun, RN, MSN, CNOR, current manager for the main OR, will be manager of the new Sue and Bill Gross Surgery and Procedure Center. She will have oversight of the pre-op, OR, and PACU areas in the Pavilion. Kyung has been with Cedars Sinai for more than 26 years, with 13-plus years in education and management. She has managed the main OR for seven years.

Joan Dawson, RN-BC, CNOR, MSN/ED, NEA-BC, has been promoted to main OR manager. On an interim basis, she is also covering the role of CNIV of operations for 6OR. Joan joined Cedars-Sinai as a clinical nurse III for 8OR in 1998. In 2005, she transitioned to the CNIV educator role for the OR, and in 2011 she was promoted to an education program coordinator.

In addition, Magnolia "Coco" Dea has been promoted to health system manager within the OR/Anesthesia/Surgery Center Service Line. She will have primary oversight of daily operations of the service line surgical system and materials. Coco joined Cedars-Sinai in 1999, and her responsibilities have grown from new product coordinator, to surgical system application coordinator to perioperative/materials management coordinator. She has led application performance improvement initiatives that greatly improved efficiencies and has been pivotal in reducing surgery supply costs.

The changes were announced by Jan M. Decker, RN, director of OR/Anesthesia/Surgery Center Services.