Milwaukee (7/13/2011) - Suzan Buchaklian, MSN, RN, has been named director of Operative Services at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Buchaklian is responsible for the hospital's patient care services provided in the Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit, Day Surgery, Special Procedure venues and Sterile Processing. She also will lead selected programs, staff who are affiliated with each service area and the administrative partnership with the Department of Anesthesiology.
Since 2000, Buchaklian worked with Centegra Health System at their 84-bed hospital in Woodstock, Ill., and their 172-bed hospital in McHenry, Ill. She served as executive director of Cardiovascular Pulmonary & Medicine Services at Centegra, beginning in 2005. Her successes include increasing market share, achieving staff engagement and retention, developing new service lines, ensuring high physician satisfaction, cost savings and improved outcomes by program partnerships.
Buchaklian holds a bachelor's degree in Nursing from St. Xavier College and a master's degree in Nursing Administration from Marquette University College of Nursing. She is active in professional associations including the Association of Operating Room Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, OR Managers, the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Medical Administrators and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Buchaklian lives with her husband in East Troy, Wis. They have three children.