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A department of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

Kacie Richey, MSN, BS, RN, CSSM, CNOR

Manager of Operating Room



  • Employed at Sarah Bush Lincoln since 1999
  • Oversight and management of day-to-day operations, staffing, planning, development, and budgetary aspects for surgical services


  • Master's of Science in Nursing, Western Governors University, 2018
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, Western Governors University, 2018
  • Bachelor's of Science, Eastern Illinois University, 2007
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing, Lake Land College, 2001


  • Certified Surgical Services Manager
  • Certified Perioperative Nurse

Professional Involvement

  • Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society
  • Certified Perioperative Nurse Coach


  • Participates in Clinical Quality Value analysis
  • Clinical Quality Control
  • Infection control meetings
  • Code Blue
  • Nursing Excellence committees

Personal Note

  • Specific to surgical nursing – patient advocacy is key in our role. My passion and drive comes from being a patient advocate and supporting the patient during a vulnerable time. A surgical experience can be overwhelming, scary and intimidating- it’s an unknown in which the patient doesn't have control. As a surgical nurse, I take pride in being able to reassure patients, comfort them, and be their safety advocate. The patients trust me to take great care of them and do no harm. This alone is the driving passion for providing great care to every patient I encounter.

Contact Information

Sarah Bush Lincoln
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938