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Nursing

Nursing

Perioperative Services

UC Davis Nursing Mission


To provide science-based, technologically precise, compassionately delivered nursing care.

UC Davis Nursing Vision


The highest quality of patient care provided through the advancement of nursing practice.

UC Davis Nursing Values


Extraordinary Compassion, Courage, Integrity, in every situation!

Carolyn A. Parrish, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., N.E.-BC
Nurse Manager

The Pavilion Operating Room is located in the main hospital and is a unit within the Perioperative Services Division. It is located on the third floor in the recently built (2010) Surgery and Emergency Services pavilion. There are 24 operating room suites in the Pavilion.

Our unit provides services for inpatients and outpatients of all age groups. The surgical specialty services consist of the following: Burn, GYN, Pediatrics, Vascular, Cardiac, Neurosurgery, Plastic, Urology, Dental, Oncology, Thoracic, ENT, Ophthamology, Transplant, GI, Orthopaedics, Trauma

The Pavilion Operating Room is responsible for providing a clinical setting equipped with progressive technology, providing current practices of surgery, anesthesia and Perioperative nursing.

carolyn.parrish@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

Gary Kurtz R.N.
Nurse Manager

The Pavilion PACU is comprised of 63 bays. Specialized care is provided both pre and post operatively to patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical procedures from 24 OR rooms. Surgical procedures range from complex Trauma, Neurosurgical, Vascular, Transplant, and Cardiothoracic cases, to simple outpatient procedures. We also provide specialized care to patients from ancillary procedure areas who have received general anesthesia.

gary.kurtz@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Carolyn A. Parrish, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., N.E.-BC
Nurse Manager

The Same Day Surgery Center is comprised of four operating rooms and a twelve bay PACU. The operating room provides a specialized area in which surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The PACU provides specialized care to the patient both pre and post operatively. The types of surgical procedures performed in the Same Day Surgery Center include Orthopedic sports injuries, Ophthalmology, ENT, Plastics, Urology, and selected General surgery cases.

The Surgical Admission Center is a screening clinic for the Anesthesia Department and Perioperative Services. The goal is to help prevent issues from arising that will delay or cancel the surgery on the operative day and assure safe outcomes for all patients.

carolyn.parrish@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Carolyn A. Parrish, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., N.E.-BC
Nurse Manager


The Children's Surgery Center is located on the first floor of the main hospital and is a unit within the Peri-Operative Services Division. It is comprised of four operating rooms with dedicated peri-operative and anesthesia staff trained in pediatric care.

Our unit cares for newborns, children and families in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The staff uniquely empathizes with our special population, kindly adapting our behaviors to meet needs while strategically maintaining the boundaries of safe, excellent care.

Our specialized teams care for patients within the unit, and follow patients throughout the hospital as needed.

Services include inpatient and outpatient care of primarily, pediatrics and secondly, adults. Surgical specialty areas span a wide spectrum including the following: Neonatal/Pediatric General Surgery, GYN, Muscular Skeletall (botox inject for kids), Urology, Neurology, Opththalmology, ENT, Oncology, Vascular, Cardiac, Plastic, Dental, Thoracic, Transplant, GI, Orthopaedics, Trauma and Nephrology

The Children's Surgery Center is responsible for providing a clinical setting equipped with progressive technology, providing current practices of surgery, anesthesia and peri-operative nursing.

carolyn.parrish@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu  

Gary Kurtz R.N.
Nurse Manager

The Children's Surgery Center PACU in University Surgery Center is comprised of 18 bays. Specialized care is provided both pre and post operatively to pediatric and adult patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical procedures from 4 OR rooms. Surgical procedures range from complex Pediatric Surgery cases, to simple outpatient procedures. We also provide specialized care to patients from ancillary procedure areas who have received general anesthesia.

gary.kurtz@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu