Patient and Visitor Information

Pre-Op Education Staff

Jack Davis, MSN, RN, ONC, Manager, Patient Education Programs: Jack has been an orthopaedic nurse at HSS since 1980. He has provided care on the in-patient units, PACU and in private office setting. He has been a Board Certified Orthopaedic Nurse since 1991. In his current role as Manager of Patient Education Programs, Jack has guided his team to revise the pre-operative education content and delivery while promoting the use of the internet to increase access to educational materials that will help prepare patients and their families for surgery. 

Stephanie DíAndrea, BSN, RN, Patient Educator: With a background in Emergency Room Trauma nursing, Stephanie has always had an interest in orthopaedics and is now proud to call herself an HSS employee. Currently pursing her Masterís of Nursing in Education, Stephanie enjoys the ability to interact with patients and their families in the classroom and hospital setting.

Regina Cannon-Drake, MA, RN, ONC, Patient Educator: Regina has been working as a nurse since 1980, when she received her degree from the Practical Nursing School. She continued on to Colombia Presbyterian for her RN degree and received her Masterís of Health Education from Teacherís College, Columbia University. Reginaís background includes patient care in the surgical ICU, recovery room and in open heart recovery. She has worked on clinical research studies and in surgeonís private practices, where she gained knowledge in hand surgery, trauma, pediatrics, limb lengthening, orthopaedic oncology and spinal surgery. Regina believes that patient and family education are the key ingredients towards excellent surgical outcomes.

Lisa Briskie, BSN, RN, ONC: Lisa has been working at HSS since 1984. With 2 Bachelor of Science degrees in Health and in Nursing, she started her career here on the inpatient units and then moved on to work in Utilization Review and in the private office setting. She has been working in the Patient Education Department since 1996. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Nursing, Lisa believes that education and patient participation in their peri-operative course leads to a smooth and easy recovery.

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