Our clinical support team consists of experienced nurses and technicians with extensive operating room experience as well as experience in hospital operations and logistics. The clinical support team coordinates patient flow and works diligently to keep the schedule running on time while accommodating the inevitable emergency add-ons and cancellations that would otherwise disrupt the schedule. The clinical support team also assists the physicians in ensuring that intravenous lines are in place and the appropriate lab work has been completed prior to surgery.
Elizabeth Tierney, RN
Elizabeth received her nursing degree from Indiana Central University, and furthered her studies at the University of Southern Florida and the University of Florida before moving to Tucson in 1984. She has a wealth of experience in various clinical settings, including the neurosurgical intensive care unit, cardiovascular surgery, telemetry, and the general operating room. She joined SAA and ASA in 1989 and works primarily at Northwest Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.