Lakeland Announces New Ambulatory Surgery Patient Care Manager
Oct 30, 2014 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – Lakeland HealthCare has appointed Dawnell Schmeling of Stevensville as Patient Care Manager of Ambulatory Surgery at the Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph. In her new role, Dawnell ensures safe, high-quality care for patients undergoing outpatient surgical procedures.
Prior to accepting this management position, Dawnell worked in surgery for 17 years in various roles, including a scrub tech and an RN circulator. Most recently, she worked in Performance Support with quality programs related to surgery.
A native of Southwest Michigan, Dawnell earned her LPN and RN degrees from Lake Michigan College, and is scheduled to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Michigan University in spring 2015.

About Lakeland HealthCare
Lakeland HealthCare is a non-profit, community-owned health system, which includes three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, rehabilitation centers, long-term care, hospice, home care services, and physician practices. In 2013, Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Hospital, Niles were named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® as ranked by Truven Health Analytics. Lakeland has over 4,000 employees who provide clinical and support services at locations throughout southwest Michigan, and partners with more than 400 affiliated physicians and other providers. For more information, visit

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