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A department of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

Kandy Donahue, BSN, MHA, RN

Director of Surgical Services



  • Employed at Sarah Bush Lincoln since 2015
  • Oversight of all operations in the Surgical Services division (Sterile Processing, Pre-Admission Testing, Pre-op, Intra-op, PACU, Phase II, Anesthesia services)


  • Master’s in Healthcare Administration, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL 2015
  • Bachelor's in Nursing, Millikin University, Decatur, IL 2007
  • Associate's in Applied Science in Nursing, Richland Community College, Decatur, IL 2003

Professional Involvement

  • AONE - American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Illinois Organization of Nurses


  • Code Blue/Rapid Response Team
  • Clinical Quality
  • Environment of Care
  • Infection Control
  • Drug Diversion Oversight
  • Revenue Integrity Team
  • Surgery CQVA
  • Blood Borne Pathogen
  • CQVA Steering

Honors & Awards

  • Nursing Student of the Year 2002 - Richland Community College

Personal Note

  • Being a nurse is one of the most courageous and inspiring professions, as you give yourself to others above your own needs without question or doubt. A job that is filled with risk, challenges and opportunities to BE THE DIFFERENCE in the lives of others during their best and worst moments. It is a lifetime of compassion and commitment to helping others both at work and anywhere else the calling comes for help. It is WHO we are…not just what we do.      

Contact Information

Sarah Bush Lincoln
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938