Carissa Hrichak, BSN RN
Bariatric Clinical Coordinator
Carissa Hrichak, BSN RN is the Bariatric Clinical Coordinator with Coordinated Health. She is located at the Bethlehem and Wind Gap campuses.
Prior to joining Coordinated Health, Carissa most recently served as Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center at Easton Hospital, where she oversaw all operations and outcomes of the weight loss programs and the diabetes education program. Previously, she operated surgical and medical weight loss programs at Easton Hospital since 2016. She was recognized as a Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Program Coordinator by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and established the Diabetes Education Program and obtained an accreditation through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Carissa also served as per diem Nursing Supervisor at Easton Hospital overseeing all hospital related activities and was a staff and charge nurse for the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit and Long Term Acute Care Unit.
Carissa is passionate about healthcare. “My combined love of science and service to others drove me to pursue a career in healthcare. Through my years of working as a nursing in inpatient care units, I identified my passion for health promotion and helping others to live a healthy lifestyle.”
“Coordinated Health provided me an opportunity to work with a team who has common core values of compassion, integrity and respect. I am excited to support CH’s vision of disrupting healthcare through process innovation,” she said of her decision to join CH.
Carissa likes to stay active and assures time for wellness. “I regularly run, practice yoga, and attend spinning classes.” Carissa serves the community through involvement in health and wellness events to educate others on healthy lifestyles. Carissa is also an alumna member of the Ryan Leadership Institute through Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at DeSales University. She graduated from DeSales University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2009