Amy Whisnant Gavaza


Amy Whisnant Gavaza is the Director for Perioperative Services for Carolinas Health System representing: Carolinas Medical Center Mercy. Amy has 20+ years of perioperative clinical and management experience spanning from positions in the operating room, surgical services, PACU, Business Management, Ambulatory Surgery Director of Nursing and most recently Perioperative Director for Carolinas Medical Center Mercy. She currently oversees 12 inpatient OR’s, a 3 OR Foot & Ankle Specialty Center, and Cysto Suite performing over 10,000 surgical procedures annually. Amy is certified as a Perioperative Nurse in addition to being Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development. She holds a BSN from Lenior Rhyne University and earned her MSN from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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