Tornado Approaching, Surgery Completed in the Dark

A glimpse at how one surgical team persevered when the Tornado hit Joplin, MO on Sunday, and how the magnitude of a disaster like this begins to sink in.

James D. “Dusty” Smith, MD, and his surgical team were midway through a routine case, the draining of a patient’s infected hip, when the tornado hit St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

Please read: OPERATING THROUGH THE TORNADO

by David Bernard, OutpatientSurgery.net

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Dan is the Founder and President of Clearwater Florida based Liberty Search Associates a full service executive and management search and recruiting firm. He is a 20 year veteran of the human resource management and recruiting industry. His experience involves sourcing and hiring thousands of people while working for three global corporations. In 2002, Dan was specializing in health care recruitment while working as an executive recruiter for the world’s largest management recruiting firm. By 2003, he gained further healthcare experience while working directly for a Healthcare System as a market recruiter for a division of 15 acute care hospitals in West Central Florida. Here he had the opportunity to recruit all levels of nursing and other healthcare leaders. Dan started Liberty Search Associates in 2004 and recruits highly talented people that are motivated and self-directed. They are proven health care professionals with ability and aspirations for career growth and unique opportunities. Dan works with client hospitals and surgery centers nationwide to bring them the very best talent for key leadership positions. Dan and his wife Donna live near Clearwater, Florida. They have a son, Matthew, who is attending middle school.

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