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Manager Nurse

Bellwood, IL
October 08, 2019

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Judy Gregorowicz, RN, BSN

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a senior leadership position in a healthcare facility that strives to be a world class center of excellence.


Advocate Medical Group, Aurora, IL. 2017 Jan.-Present

Manager ASC/ Endoscopy Ambulatory Surgery Center

Responsible for 13 direct reports and 74 in- direct reports.

Plans and directs the administration and operational functions to maximize patient revenues, attract new patients, and meet regulatory requirements.

Prepares and administers the departmental operating and capital budgets to ensure sufficient funds and personnel to accomplish objectives within approved financial guidelines.

Responsible for clinical outcomes, development and implementation of policies procedures and standards which follow AAAHC, CDC, IDPH and OSHA guidelines.

Responsible for ensuring associate satisfaction by developing training and education.

Review patient satisfaction scores and develop teams to implement strategies that align with Advocates strategic vision.

Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 2014- 2017

Nurse Manager, OR and Anesthesia Department

Responsible for directing the overall daily operations of the Operating Room

Responsible for the yearly budget and staffing plan for all my departments

Reduced Agency staffing from 4 to 0, replaced by hiring permanent staff, significantly reducing overhead

Incorporated split shift staffing, significantly reducing overtime

Improved vendor compliance, currently 100% vendor compliance

Achieved 100% antibiotics and VTE protocol

Implemented physician 1st case on time starts program, achieving 85% on time starts

Implemented block scheduling improvement program

Initiated and incorporated a unit based council for peer and new candidate hires.

Implemented a unit based policy and procedure committee.

Responsible for the daily managing of the clinical operations, fiscal, and medical supply costs for the OR unit

Accepted responsibility for the operational managing of the Sterile Processing Dept.

Increased Patient Satisfaction scores from prior year to 82% currently year to date.

Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, IL 2012 - 2014

RN, Surgical Service Nurse Manager

Responsible for directing the daily operations of 24 employees, and 3 direct reports which included Endoscopy, PACU, SDS, Surgery, SPD

Responsible for the yearly budget and staffing plan for all my departments

Increased the “overall would you recommend this hospital” over the national average through the NRC Picker for HCAPS for outpatient surgery

Implemented an upgraded endoscopy system to provide quality patient care for the department

Chaired the Preoperative Testing committee for the redesign of the H&P process and pre-operative testing guidelines

Member of the Infection Control Committee, Product Review Committee, and the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee

Oakbrook Surgical Center, Oakbrook, IL 2011 - 2012

RN, Staff Operating Room

Responsible for nursing care of patients while in the preoperative and intraoperative settings including preoperative assessment, diagnosis, implementation and evaluation of outcomes

Perform both circulating and scrubbing roles; worked with and cared for sophisticated equipment, from laser to endoscopes

Cared for a diverse patient population requiring operative interventions involving all body systems

Responsible for education, training and evaluation of new hire nursing staff

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL 2008 - 2011

RN, Nurse Manager, Operating Room, Endoscopy, SPD and Anesthesia

Responsible for directing the daily operations of 87 FTE’s and 9 direct reports

Worked in collaboration with the Director on Operational, Fiscal, Labor and Supply budgets

Collaborated with OR Business Manager on Cost Savings Initiatives for the OR and Endoscopy Departments achieving a total savings of $32,000 in reprocessing burs, blades, tourniquets, trocars, and harmonic scalpels

Member of the OR Efficiency Committee: Redesigned the operating room staffing responsibilities and staffing model

The redesign resulted in a decreased turn over time from 40 minutes to 25 minutes which increased daily volume of cases from 15-20 to 40 cases

Increased labor productivity consistently to 100% in the last year. This increased surgeon satisfaction and recruitment

Currently OR volume has increased year-to-date, for example the October Input is at 4% and Output is at 8% over last year’s volume

Successfully initiated and implemented the Nurse Liaison program to increase patient satisfaction scores

Acted as project manager for the DaVinci Robotic program, currently the Gyne/Onc procedures performed by this program are at 150 cases, since its 2008 inception

Member of the SCIP Committee: increased SCIP score from 80% to 95% for antibiotics given within sixty minutes of incision

Implemented a policy change in the endoscopy department for all RN’s - requiring ACLS and PALS certification to be compliant in administering “conscious sedation”

Initiated and incorporated a unit based council for peer interviewing and policy and procedure review

Redesigned the staffing model in SPD to include a case cart tech that is a liaison for the OR and SPD The tech is rounding in the OR to intervene any need for supplies or instrumentation for the cases. The tech also checks subsequent cases to insure accuracy

JCAHO Mock Survey Committee: March 2008 passed JCAHO without any recommendations

Member of various committees: OR Efficiency Committee, “Turn-Over Time” has decreased from 40 minutes to 25-30 minutes; Physician Relations Committee, currently OR volume has increased ytd; SCIP Committee, score for Antibiotics given within 60 minutes of incision has increased from 80% to 95%

Redesigned staffing from eight to ten hour shifts to facilitate efficiency and surgeon satisfaction

Initiated the Nurse Liaison program which increased P/G scores for patient satisfaction to 98%

Incorporated the Studer initiatives on rounding on staff and physicians

Fresenius Medical Care, Melrose Park, IL 2007 – 2008

RN, Clinical Manager

Responsible for the daily managing of the clinical operations, fiscal, and medical supply costs for the dialysis unit

Manager 12 employees 10 FTE’s consisting of RN’s, Dialysis techs, Social Workers, and Dieticians

Chairperson for the Quality Committee: responsibilities included Policy/Procedure review

Reviewed with the team clinical values of the patients

Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL 2004 – 2007

RN, West Operating Room Manager

A 350-bed not-for profit acute care hospital

Managing 75 FTE’s consisting of 9 direct reports and 7 specialty services, which are CV/Open Heart, Neuro, Ortho, Gen., GU., Gyne, Optho/ENT

Responsible for the yearly fiscal, operational, labor and supply/inventory budgets for 15,000 cases per year

Member of the Electronic Charting Initiative Committee

Successfully implemented the McKesson electronic perioperative in-room charting

Redesign staffing model to 10 and 12-hour shifts to provide continuity and decrease staff “on-call” hours

Involved with Surgical Throughput Committee to improve efficiency and continuity of care

Gottlieb Hospital, Melrose Park, IL 2002 - 2004

RN, Clinical Schedule Coordinator/Manager

A 250-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital

Managed the Perioperative Service Department which included PACU, Holding, GI Lab and Surgery and Cardiac Cath Lab

Responsible for the daily running of the surgery schedule

In collaboration with the Director of Surgical Services managed the operational budget

Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL 1986 - 2000

RN, Schedule Coordinator/Staff Nurse

A 496-bed hospital offering a full range of medical specialties

Worked in the main operating room as a staff nurse and circulated and scrubbed General, Gyne, Plastic, PV, and Sports Medicine Ortho cases, later transferring to the Day Surgery Center

Promoted to Schedule Coordinator running the daily surgery schedule and making staff assignments

Additional Experience Available Upon Request


Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 1998

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ravenswood School of Nursing, Chicago, IL 1979

Associates of Science in Nursing


Member, Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)

Active Committee Member on the SCIP protocol initiative.

Chairperson for the Sharps Safety Committee

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