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A department of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

Sarah Dirks, MSN, RN

Peri-Operative Services Manager



  • Employed at Sarah Bush Lincoln since 2011
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Preop, Recovery Room, Phase 2 recovery and Pre-anesthesia testing for the past two years
  • Prior to becoming the Peri-Operative Services Manager, I worked as a circulator in the operating room, I have functioned as a scrub tech in the operating room. I worked in Preop and the recovery room. I was in the role of quality assurance for surgical services. Prior to becoming manager, I was the Nurse Navigator for surgical services


  • Bachelor's of Science of Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan, 2016
  • Registered Nurse, Lake Land College, 2011
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Lake Land College, 2007

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

Personal Note

  • In second grade I went on a field trip to the hospital, I knew from that time on that I was going to be a nurse. I have been a nurse for 10 years and have spent the majority of those years in various roles in the surgical department including; surgical tech, circulator, PreOp/PACU, quality assurance and nurse navigator. As a surgery nurse, you are the advocate for your patient while they are under anesthesia, becoming the eyes and ears for the patient caring for them at a very vulnerable time. Providing reassurance, support and care to the patient and their family is privilege. As a leader, I believe in leading by example and I now have the opportunity to lead, mentor and share my talent with others. I am grateful for the opportunity Sarah Bush has given me to grow within my nursing career.

Contact Information

Sarah Bush Lincoln
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938