Saint Francis Names New Surgical Director, Manager

Brook Carter

Brook Carter

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Brook Carter as Director of Surgical Services and Larry Coffman as Operating Room Manager.

In her new role, Carter will oversee both administrative and clinical activities for Surgical Services, including pre-anesthesia testing, same-day surgery, operating rooms, gastrointestinal lab, post-anesthesia care and sterile processing. She also serves as the administrator of Physician Alliance Surgery Center.

Carter joined Saint Francis in 2017. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing at Rend Lake College before earning her Certified Nurse in the Operating Room certificate. She then earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and her master’s degree at Western Governors University.

Larry Coffman

Larry Coffman

Coffman’s duties as Operating Room Manager will include overseeing operating room scheduling and surgeons. He holds an associate’s degree in nursing sciences and is in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Texas in Arlington.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Coffman has 35 years’ experience in the operating room, including management experience as operating room director and charge nurse and was a travel nurse for 15 years before joining Saint Francis in 2017.

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