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New Director of Perioperative Services – Judy Long, MSN, RN

July 10, 2024


New Director of Perioperative Services – Judy Long, MSN, RN

Congratulations to Judy Long, MSN, RN – the new Director of Perioperative Services at UP Health Marquette in Marquette, Michigan!

Judy brings over 30 years of extensive experience in patient care, leadership, staff and patient education, performance improvement, and healthcare quality. Holding an MSN from Wesley College, she has demonstrated strong leadership and project management skills, notably as the Director of Perioperative and Cardiac Cath Lab Services at Mercy Medical Center, where she managed operations for multiple surgical and procedural areas, including the Total Joint Replacement program recognized by The Joint Commission with their Gold Seal of Approval®.

Judy is recognized for her effective implementation of process improvements, such as the overhaul of surgical scheduling processes, which increased staffed OR utilization by 20%. Her career highlights include establishing Vascular and Thoracic Surgery programs, overseeing the construction of a new cardiac cath lab, and maintaining COVID policies and procedures for procedural areas.

In her new role, Judy will bring her vast expertise to UP Health Marquette, driving forward advancements in perioperative services and upholding a commitment to exceptional patient care and streamlined operations.