Debbie Wedding, Amber Sims, Kira Cauley, Teri Gardner
Amber Sims, RN, MSN and Debbie Wedding RN, BSN are the coordinators of the Bariatric Program at U of L Health, Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. They have 25 and 13 years of nursing experience respectively. Amber has pre-operative and post-surgical nursing experience as well as administrative experience for U of L Health, Mary & Elizabeth Hospital’s Surgical Services. Debbie has experience as an operating room nurse here at U of L Health, Mary & Elizabeth Hospital’s Hospital. Their role is to assist patients through the program, beginning with the informational seminar. They provide assistance with the insurance approval process, coordinate scheduling for preoperative assessments/evaluations, preoperative testing, surgery scheduling and also work with the surgeon’s office staff in scheduling preoperative office visits. Amber and Debbie also educate patients both pre- and postoperatively and conduct monthly support group meetings.
Bariatric Center at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Healthy Lifestyle Center at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital