Blue Hen Surgery Center is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center. We are committed to safe, high-quality, patient-centered care delivered by a highly engaged team.
We are home to board-certified physicians who have expertise in gastroenterology and ophthalmology. We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards, as our center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Patient satisfaction is our primary goal.
Our experienced physicians have dedicated themselves to caring for their neighbors in the Dover community.
When you walk through the door, you’ll know you’re in good hands.
Blue Hen Surgery Center has a proven track record of excellence that you and your family can count on. Since opening our doors, we’ve performed thousands of surgical procedures each year. At Blue Hen Surgery Center, you’ll be in the hands of the community’s most qualified and highly trained surgeons. Our center is accredited by the AAAHC, and all of our doctors are board certified.
The doctors, nurses and staff appreciate the confidence you have placed in us. We support safe, quality patient care by using a collaborative team approach between the patient, the patient’s family, physicians and staff. Compassion, safety and respect are our top priorities.
Jackki Tiller, RN, BSN-BC, MSN
Originally from Dover, Del., Jackki earned her Associates degree in Nursing from Wesley College. She continued on to earn her Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Nursing from Wilmington University. Jackki is Board Certified in Medical Surgical Nursing and has 11 years experience in critical care and inpatient dialysis. She has been the Center Director at the Blue Hen Surgery Center since 2003.
Billing Coordinator/Office Manager
A native of Springfield, Pa., Tina has been in the medical administration field since 1998. Her experience includes billing, coding and management in several specialties, which include general surgery, podiatry, pain management, anesthesia and pediatrics. She holds several certifications and attends annual billing conferences to stay up to date on any changes in the industry. Tina has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2008.
Certified Surgical Scrub Technician/Supervisor
Originally from Nyack, N.Y., Pam was trained at Nyack Hospital and has been in the ophthalmology field since she was 19 years old. Pam is currently our Surgical Scrub Tech Supervisor and has been an asset to the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since the center opened in 1998.
Originally from Dover, Del., Brittney earned her diploma in medical billing from Harris School of Business. Currently a nursing student, Brittney assists the front office and billing staff in the day to day duties. Brittney has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center since 2008.
CMAA/Certified Medical Receptionist
Originally from Dover, Del., LaKeisha earned her medical assistant diploma from PolyTech High School in 2000 and went on to receive her certification in front desk medical reception from Harris School of Business. She has also cross-trained as a PACU Tech. LaKeisha has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2006.
Kathy Gazze, CRNFA
OR Circulator/ Relief Scrub Nurse
Kathy has lived in Delaware for many years. She has 30 plus years as an OR nurse in all specialties. Kathy enjoys traveling and playing golf. She is a member of the AORN and Rotary Club. Kathy has been an asset to the BHSC team since 2000.
Jodi Garcia-Sumpter, RN, BSN
Originally from Smyrna, Del., Jodi graduated from Delaware State University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science and nursing. She has experience in geriatrics and hematology and oncology from Christiana Care Hospital. Jodi has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2007.
Sherri Hobbs-Pyne, RN, BSN
Sherri is a graduate of Beebe nursing school in Lewes, Del. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Wilmington University. Sherri is currently working on her Masters degree in Nursing. She has more than four years of PACU experience and two years experience in hospital quality assurance. She has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2004.
Judy Roberts, RN
OR Circulator Nurse
Judy has lived in Delaware for many years. She has nine years of hospice experience and 36 years of hospital OR holding room experience. Judy has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2009.
Carol Geiger, RN
OR Circulator Nurse
Carol has more than 20 years of OR experience, mainly as a circulator nurse and occasionally as a scrub nurse in all specialties. She has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2009.
Jennifer Frazier, RN
Jennifer is a native of Milford, Del., and graduated from Anne Arundel Community College in 2006 with a degree in nursing. She has two years of experience in IMCU/Renal Unit, as well as two and a half years working as a nurse case manager in an outpatient dialysis clinic. She has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2010.
Ashley Bender, RN
Ashley is a native of Sudlersville, Md., and graduated from the Maqueen Gibs Willis nursing program at Chesapeake College in 2009 with a degree in nursing. She has experience in critical care. Ashley has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center since 2010.
Andrea is a native of Queenstown, Md., and assists with patient care in the PACU. She has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2005.
Reya is a graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in advertising. She is currently pursuing her MSN in nursing. She has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2009.
A native of Felton, Del., Kimberly obtained experience as an instrument technician from BayHealth Central. She has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2009.
A Native of New York, Jamel graduated from Harris School of Business in 2010 with a surgical technician diploma and has been a part of the Blue Hen Surgery Center team since 2010.