LoAnn Vande Leest, RN, MBA-H, CNOR, CASC, CHSP

Chief Executive Officer

LoAnn received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Bellin College of Nursing in Green Bay, WI and her Master’s in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She has been an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) administrator since 2001 and an AAAHC Surveyor since 2006, running ASCs in Milwaukee and Green Bay before moving to northern Michigan to lead Copper Ridge Surgery Center. Her top 5 strengths (from the Clifton StrengthsFinder) are Positivity, Relator, Woo, Arranger, and Command. This combination, along with being John Maxwell Certified in leadership training and coaching, make her a highly motivated, engaged mover and shaker – she keeps CRSC challenged and growing!

"Everyone was friendly from check in to discharge. I am very impressed and pleased. You have a fabulous staff. It couldn't possibly have been a better experience. "
- Claudia
"If procedures are necessary, it is a pleasure having them done at the Surgery Center. All processes have been well thought out and streamlined with the patient in mind. There does not seem to be any unnecessary steps or duplication of effort."
- Gary
"Excellent care --- and my anesthesiologist was very caring about my comfort throughout the surgery."
- Ellen
"Always such a nice experience here when you're having medical procedures done. It's never fun, but I try to be positive about it and the staff and docs are great. Glad to find good care here 'Up North.' "
- Heidi P.
"The staff was great at making us feeling comfortable sending our 3-year old in for surgery. They put our minds at ease and he is recovering great. Thanks! - Grant"
- Grant
"The follow up phone calls both from the surgeon and nurse were very comforting, and appreciated. All in all, a first class operation; thanks for your caring"
- Lee M.
"All of the staff were incredible - particularly the nurses that won over my 4-year old in record time, so that he happily and willingly went back with them for his surgery with no hesitation, and the nursing staff that helped care for him post-op. Truly incredible people!"
- Jennifer