Meet Our Staff

Georgetown Community Hospital employs a staff of dedicated professionals who want to help you achieve your weight loss and health goals. Some of our staff members have been with the program since its inception and have multiple years of experience.

You will meet many of the Center’s Staff along your weight loss journey. Feel free to contact us at any time if you need assistance, have questions or just want to talk about your process.

Cindy Caywood, MS, RD. LD

Bariatric Dietitian

Cindy Caywood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Community Nutrition, both from Eastern Kentucky University.  She is a state-Licensed Dietitian and and American Dietetic Society Association Registered Dietitian.  Cindy has over 14 years of experience helping people to achieve their weight management goals through positive lifestyle changes.
 
She has a very relaxed, non-judgmental demeanor and focuses on helping patients to identify their personal strengths in order to make nutritional changes based on their individual goals and needs.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy.

  

Melanie Morgan, RN

Education and Support Coordinator 

Melanie works in both the Intensive Care Unit and the Bariatric Center at Georgetown Community Hospital. She and her husband have lived here in Scott County for 24 years and have raised three children.
 
Her education includes course work from West Virginia State College, University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College where she obtained an ADN/RN. She is currently enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University to advance her degree. 
 
She has worked in Georgetown Community Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for the better part of 15 years. She holds a certification for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and BLS and TNCC.  She continues to attend classes to help stay abreast of new trends/treatments in health care. This July she will be testing for the Certified Bariatric Nurse designation.

  

Jennifer Morris

Lead Insurance Coordinator 

Jennifer is the Lead Insurance Coordinator.  She’s been with our program since 2005, bringing 30 years of healthcare experience to Georgetown Bariatrics.   She enjoys guiding patients through the many steps required in the preoperative process, and is a strong advocate for our patients.   

Jennifer is an expert at gathering the appropriate documentation to gain insurance approval for bariatric surgery, please e-mail Jennifer Morris.

   

   

Darla Schreiber

Bariatric Intake Coordinator

Darla Schreiber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Xavier University.  Darla has over 20 years of professional customer service experience with over 5 years of business management experience.  As the initial point of contact when you arrive at Georgetown Bariatrics, Darla will put you at ease with her exceptional organization, efficiency and warm demeanor as she guides you through the bariatric process.  

To contact Darla, click here.

  

   

Carrie Jo Strong

Pre-Operative Surgery Scheduling Coordinator 

Carrie Jo is the pre-operative surgery scheduling coordinator & certified BSCR. She has been a GCH team member for 12 years and is very knowledgeable in most areas of the hospital. She joined the bariatric team and feels a great sense of accomplishment helping finalize this process. From scheduling pre-operative testing to scheduling your surgeon consultation, she is very eager to walk each and every bariatric patient throughout all the steps necessary. She is excited to help each and every patient to the best of her abilities. 
 
Feel free to contact Carrie Jo if you have questions. 

  

Donna Carroll, RN, BSN, CCRN

Director, ICU/BCU

Donna is the Clinical Coordinator for both the Intensive Care Unit and the inpatient Bariatric Unit at Georgetown Community Hospital. Donna has over 22 years of nursing experience. Donna has worked at GCH since 2009 and was promoted to Director of ICU/BCU in 2015. She is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and also certified as a critical care nurse. She has completed the courses for Trauma Nurse Core and Emergency Nurse Pediatric Core. Donna is a dedicated and patient-focused Registered Nurse.

She received her Bachelor of Science (BSN) from Eastern Kentucky University in 1994. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Nurses (AACN). Donna has two daughters and twin grandchildren. 

  

Kelly Reese, RN, BSN, CNOR

Director, Surgical Services

Kelly Reese is the Director of Surgical Services at Georgetown Community Hospital. Kelly has over 17 years of nursing experience. Kelly has worked at GCH since 2005 and was promoted to Director of Surgery in 2011. She holds a Certification as a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and became a BLS Instructor this year.

Her education includes an ADN from Northern Kentucky University in 1995, and most recent BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Nurses (AACN) and a member of the Association of Operation Room Nurse (AORN).

Kelly and her husband live here in Georgetown. She has two children and is extremely involved in activities with them.