Certified Surgical Technologist at Clara Barton Hospital will be removing her surgical mask for a few days to attend the National Association of Surgical Technologist Conference May 23- 27 in Washington, D.C. The professional behind this mask is Amy Foltz, a graduate from Hutchinson Community College and Certified Surgical Technologist at Clara Barton Hospital for 12 years.
“Amy performs a multitude of tasks during a busy day in the OR,” said Kim Tutak, CBH director of Surgical Services. She brings years of experience, vast knoweledge and a caring attittude to her job as she strives to provide safe, high quality and compassiionate care to our patients.”
Barton Hospital’s Director of Surgical Services received the news that Amy was selected to receive the 2012 scholarship to attend the conference. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for Amy professionally,” said Tutak. “She’ll have the opportunity to update her knowledge and skills from some of the nation’s most renowned surgeons and see first hand some of the latest updates related to safety in the OR and cutting edge technology being employed in surgical departments.”
The Association of Surgical Technologists was established in 1969 by members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists and surgical assistants, AST’s primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists and surgical assistants have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.