Meet Our Team
Elizabeth Hakal serves as the Administrator of Canyon Surgery Center. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Elizabeth’s passion has always been in the outpatient surgery setting. Early in Elizabeth’s career she had the opportunity and privilege to work with Dr. Wallace Reed, the co-founder of the first freestanding ambulatory surgery center in the United States, located in Phoenix Arizona. Elizabeth earned her diploma from Fairview General Hospital School of Nursing, Cleveland Ohio and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Ottawa University in Phoenix Arizona. Elizabeth’s leadership skills have earned praise and recognition from the centers’ managing partner, National Surgical Healthcare. Her professional passion is deep rooted in the company mantra of the triple delight, delighting our patients, physicians and employees. Her personal life is filled with joy, as Elizabeth and her husband relish the moments shared with their twin sons.
Yvonne Smith is the Patient Care Manager for Canyon Surgery Center and oversees the clinical issues in the Pre-op, Recovery Room and the four operating rooms. With more than 35 years of clinical experience, Yvonne’s passion has always been the Operating Room setting, both inpatient and outpatient. In addition to her day to day clinical responsibilities, Yvonne also is the Compliance Officer and Risk Manager assuring that appropriate processes and measures are in place to reduce infection and risk. Yvonne received her nursing diploma from Michael Reese School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois and her Bachelors degree from Ottawa University. She enjoys the outdoors and taking on new life adventures with her husband and 6 grandchildren.
Wendy Wolfe has served in the role of Business Office Manager for Canyon Surgery Center since it’s opening in 1999. With over 20 years in the health care administration field, she brings with her an extensive background of experience. Prior to moving to Arizona, from her home state of Georgia, Wendy had worked with both sides of health care administration. With her early experience being that from the Insurance carrier side. From there, she then transition to a physician practice, working in all aspects of front office responsibilities. After arriving in Phoenix, she worked within the Tenet Health Care System, specifically the Physicians’ billing and collections division. She worked with accounts nationwide from California, Arizona to Philadelphia. Wendy prides herself in her work, her business office team, and enjoys being part of the family orientated and comfortable, patient friendly environment created here at Canyon.
Marti Wolfe is the Charge Nurse at Canyon Surgery Center and oversees staffing in the preop, recovery, and operating rooms. In addition, Marti is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the facility. In her role Marti works with the staff to ensure annual in-services and education are scheduled including annual disaster drills, CPR, ACLS, and PALS. Included in her responsibilities is providing employee vaccines and TB screening. Marti’s education includes a degree in Nursing as well as Fire Science and Disaster preparedness. Her nursing background includes 12 years of working in the Emergency Department. Marti loves outdoor activities such as hiking, working out, and spending time at the beach.
Dr. Bruce Cahill, M.D. has enjoyed being Medical Director at Canyon Surgery Center for 10 years. He is licensed by the Arizona Medical Board since 1991, and certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology since 1993. He completed both his medical doctorate and residency at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and while he was there he spent many days and nights working in the historic Charity Hospital. During his residency he was a three-time recipient of the Tulane Owl Club Award for excellence in teaching medical students during clinical rotations. Prior to medical school, Dr. Cahill attended the University of Southern California where he received a bachelor of science in Biology. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Brophy College Preparatory.
Asava Dunn is the Scheduling Coordinator and marketing specialist for Canyon Surgery Center. She has been in the medical profession for 35 years with 16 of those years, here at Canyon Surgery Center. She has a passion for the ever evolving environment and while working as a team, playing a lead role in collaboration between the surgeons office and Canyon Surgery Center. Often times Asava wears many hats but is always dedicated to making it her mission to give her full focus on the task at hand. She is a proud mother 4 adult children, blessing her with 9 beautiful grandchildren. Asava looks forward to every 4th Sunday of the month being that is her special time with her husband and family.
We’d be happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please call us at (602) 589-8000.