The Guiding Force Behind OAL's Outpatient Joint Replacement Program, Melissa Weik
by Rachel Curry, Photography by Karlo Gesner (Susquehanna Style 11/21)
Melissa Weik works as an Executive Administrator at North Pointe Surgery Center in Lebanon and is in charge of outpatient surgery. She has spent over 30 years working as an RN, in roles from critical care to ambulatory care. Weik’s mother was a nurse and she takes pride in following in her footsteps. She is driven to maintain the surgery center as a safe surgical alternative for patients to avoid going to the hospital. Caring for the community and working for a company that has been around for nearly 50 years brings Weik joy.
Outpatient Joint Replacement Program is a new program that is the first of its kind, and Weik feels quite passionately about it. Patients can recover in the comfort of their home after surgery with the guidance of a dedicated Outpatient Nurse Navigator. So far, patients have been extremely appreciative of this new program. A recent patient sent a thank you note, a photo of himself recovered, and money for the whole staff to buy ice cream as a sign of his gratitude for the center’s work. Leadership at the center doubled the patient’s donation and purchased ice cream novelties for the whole staff at both of its locations.
Weik is motivated to continue pursuing her passions after surviving triple-negative breast cancer by the life she has built with her loving husband and the recent arrival of their granddaughter. Weik is also excited to see how NPSC will grow in the future to serve the Susquehanna Valley.
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Learn more about outpatient joint replacement surgery here.