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Why Us?

James Lynch, MD

General/Bariatric Surgeon

Jessica Copher, BSN, RN

Metabolic & Bariatric Services Coordinator

Jessica Copher, BSN, RN, is a 2008 graduate of Morehead State University. Jessica worked in intensive care and the operating room before joining St. Claire HealthCare’s surgical weight loss team in 2016 and has since earned her BSN in 2018. In her role as Metabolic & Bariatric Services Coordinator, Jessica assists with managing the accreditation process and ensuring continuous compliance with MBSAQIP requirements, she maintain relevant policies and procedures, provides patient education, collects and reports outcomes data, and continuously monitors quality improvement efforts, all while focusing closely on the safety of our surgical weight loss patients.

Lisa Deeley

Clinical Dietitian

Elizabeth Deeley, RD, LD, St. Claire HealthCare clinical dietitian, graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship and a medical nutrition therapy rotation at SCH, and later joined our team as a full-time clinical dietitian. Elizabeth is passionate about medical nutrition and works closely with patients in St. Claire’s Surgical Weight Loss program providing support both pre-surgery and post-surgery. In addition to this program, she also provides SCH patients with education on nutrition therapy for diabetes management, heart health, renal disease, and more.