Meet Our Bariatric Nurse
By Linda Trainor, RN, BSN
Erin Hogan RN, BSN, joined the Weight Loss Surgery Center's multidisciplinary team in January 2013 as an outpatient clinical staff nurse.
She performs pre-operative and post-operative clinical patient assessments, triages post-op telephone calls, and offers support and education to patients and their families.
Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Erin began her career at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the acute care surgical setting on Farr 9. It was at this point that Erin had the opportunity to work with bariatric patients; her responsibilities included caring for patients and their families from admission to discharge after various surgeries, such as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric lap band, Whipple procedures, various thoracic surgeries, and general abdominal surgeries.
After six years of working in the acute care surgical setting, Erin wanted to shift her focus to an outpatient care setting.
"I chose to work at Farr 9’s acute care surgical setting because I saw many bariatric patients immediately after they had surgery, but I never had the opportunity to see their success afterwards," Erin explains. "Working in the clinic in an outpatient setting gives me that opportunity, and it's so good to see the amazing results of the patients' hard work."
It is easy for anyone to recognize Erin in this new setting with her warm smile and focused, friendly approachable demeanor as she assists patients and their families in their lifelong journey to health and wellness.
When Erin is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to write.
Welcome aboard, Erin!
Erin can be reached in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at 617-667-2845.
Posted April 2013