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A department of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

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

Sugery Center Director



  • Oversight and management of day-to-day operations, staffing, planning, development, and budgetary aspects for surgery center​
  • Length at organization - 9/1999 - worked in OR since 5/2001


  • 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


  • CSSM - ​Certified Surgical Services Manager
  • CNOR - Certified Nurse of the Operating Room

Professional Involvement

  • American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
  • AORN
  • Sign
  • CNOR Coach


  • Exemplary Professional Practice Committee Team Lead
  • Nursing Excellence Steering Committee Team Member
  • PCC Multidisciplinary and Executive Nursing Council
  • Surgeon Shared Governance
  • CQVA
  • BBP
  • SSI Team/Infection Control meetings
  • Code Blue

Community Service and Awards

  • Dr. John J Jemsek Award - SBL - 2007
  • Daisy Nurse Leader Nominee 2021

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 one of their most vulnerable times. A patient's surgical experience can be overwhelming, scary and intimidating- it's an unknown that you don't have control over. As a surgical nurse, I take pride in being able to reassure the patient, comfort them, and be their safety advocate. The patient is entrusting me to take great care of them and do no harm. That alone is the driving passion for providing great care to each and every patient I encounter.​

Contact Information

Sarah Bush Lincoln
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938