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Hilton Head Hospital Nurse Elected to National Association Board of Directors

Jul 6, 2018

Hilton Head Hospital congratulates operating room nurse Stephen Balog, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA for his recent appointment to the Board of Directors for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

Stephen Balog

Balog has been working as an Operating Room (OR) nurse for more than 40 years. He earned his Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR) designation during the early years of his career. He maintains this national certification by participating in continued education courses to stay abreast of industry standard practices.

“It is an honor to have one of our nurses serving on such a prestigious board,” said Lerryn Crocker, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer Hilton Head Hospital. “Steve has a servant’s heart and AORN members will benefit from his expertise and selflessness.”

“It’s not about me, it’s about the members,” said Balog. “Being able to serve on the board is an honor and I’m excited to help others in my field, especially the younger members that have shown a genuine interest in this industry.”

Founded in 1949, AORN is the largest professional association for perioperative nurses. The national organization was established to bring surgical nurses, healthcare organizations, and other industries together to help them further understand the standard practices for perioperative professionals.  Resources offered by AORN include evidence-based guidelines, perioperative staff education, career and leadership development, and facility and health system solutions.

For more information or to interview Stephen, please contact Daisy Burroughs at 803-833-0104 or email

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