Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, medical director of Florida Eye Health, is pleased to announce that Sandra Lackman, RN, has joined Florida Eye Health as Clinical Director of Suncoast Surgery Center. Lackman has 25 years of experience in healthcare with 14 years in administration. She previously provided nurse education and development through the Nurse Improvement Series with eight Human Motion Institute partner hospitals.
Among her career accomplishments, Lackman has conducted inspections as a surveyor for Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. since 2005; served for five years as clinical director for Keystone Mobile Partners, an ambulatory surgery center in Willow Grove, PA; and was HMI program director, administrative supervisor, and staff specialty nurse for 17 years at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA.
“We are very pleased to have someone like Sandra leading our surgery center team,” said Dr. Frantz. “She comes to us with many years of healthcare management and clinical experience and I’m sure she will be a great asset to our practice.”
Suncoast Surgery Center opened in June 2000 as one of Florida Eye Health’s Centers of Excellence to provide patients with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center committed to the highest standards in quality, performance and care. It is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation and recognized as a symbol of quality by third party payers, medical organizations, state and federal agencies and the public. Suncoast Surgery Center is conveniently located on-site at the Florida Eye Health Fort Myers office complex at 12731 New Brittany Blvd. Among the eye surgeries that Dr. Frantz performs at Suncoast Surgery Center are no injection, no patch cataract removal, CustomLens implants, YAG lasers, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Nadia Kazim, Director of Oculoplastic Surgery at the Aesthetic & Cosmetic Laser Center at Florida Eye Health, also uses the surgery center to perform eyelid and facial cosmetic surgeries.