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Employee Spotlight: Laura Caraway, Nurse Manager at Surgical Center of the Rockies

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December 2, 2016

This month’s Nurse Manager Spotlight is Laura Caraway, Nurse Manager at Surgical Center of the Rockies (SCOR). We chose Laura as our first employee spotlight because Laura has been such a hard worker these past 3 years at SCOR and is very loved by her staff. Stacy Deno, Business Office Coordinator at SCOR, provided us with her thoughts on Laura.

“Good things come from small towns and there is no exception when it comes to RN and Nurse Manager, Laura Caraway, from Surgical Center of the Rockies.  Colorado grown in Beulah, CO, this small town girl has over 38 years experience as an RN.  In 1978, she graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU Pueblo) as a registered nurse and has since built two ambulatory surgery centers.  Approximately three years ago, she opened Surgical Center of the Rockies.  It was not hard to staff because so many previous employees wanted to work for her.  Laura’s work ethic is top notch and she runs an extremely smooth set of operating rooms. RN Sue Grueschow stated she is the “most dedicated, hard-working person I know.” Insurance Verifier Peggy Bishop says “I have never seen anyone enjoy their job as much as our Nurse Case Manager.  She is amazing at what she does.” Sterile Processor Peggy Coffey related “we are two peas in a pod.”

All of Laura’s employees had only positive things to say about her which is no surprise, as she is often referred to as “Mom.” Because of Laura, we have exceptional patient care and all employees feel like they are a part of a family.  Laura loves taking care of patients and she is a well-loved and devoted leader.  

Behind the scenes of the Surgical Center of the Rockies, you find an extremely dedicated family person.  She and her husband, Rex Caraway, have been happily married for over 37 years.  Together, Laura and Rex have 3 children, Jessica 36, Megan 33, and Mathew 31.  Laura loves spending time with her family and her 4-legged family members.  Most weekends you can find her working on the family ranch helping her mom.  When she is not at the ranch, she loves to go camping, fishing, ATV riding, walking her dogs in the pasture, and bike riding.

Laura Caraway is simply the best there is.  Thank you Practice Partners for shining the spotlight on Colorado Springs #1 Nurse Manager.”

-Stacy Deno

Thank you Laura for providing such an amazing work space for the employees at SCOR. We appreciate all you do!

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