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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., October 5, 2017 — Florida Hospital New Smyrna has selected Karen Torrey to serve as director of surgical services.
In this role, Torrey is responsible for the administrative and clinical activities of the main operating rooms, post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), preadmission testing, ambulatory surgery unit, endoscopy services, sterile processing, and anesthesia support services.
Torrey has served the New Smyrna Beach community for nearly 30 years, beginning her career at Bert Fish Medical Center (now known as Florida Hospital New Smyrna) as an intensive care unit (ICU) secretary in January 1988.
She has 25 years of nursing experience and 10 years of experience in nursing management. Most recently, she served as surgical services manager for Florida Hospital New Smyrna and was responsible for managing and supervising the surgical services care team.
A Port Orange resident, Torrey earned a nursing degree from Daytona State College. In addition, she was named “Nurse of the Year” in 2007 and “Employee of the Year” in 2009.
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.