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Editorial

Patient satisfaction scores are more important than ever in light of value-based care and their influence on Medicare reimbursement. Employing top-notch surgeons, improving teamwork and communication, and minimizing case delays are some ways to help boost HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey scores. But healthcare providers…

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By: OR Manager
October 17, 2016
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OR business conference brings big ideas to the Big Easy in 2017

Trends such as bundled payment models, adding service lines, and increased competition among providers are just some of the challenges facing today’s OR business leaders. Year over year growth of the annual OR Business Management Conference attests to the need for expert advice on the increasingly complex world of budgets,…

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By: OR Manager
October 17, 2016
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Factors in sustaining Magnet designation

Editor's Note Transformational nursing leaders lead high-performing teams and should be in place at all levels as an essential factor of Magnet sustainability, according to this study. Only 10% of Magnet hospitals sustain designation for 12 years or longer. Researchers identified patterns of high-performing behaviors and explored the perspective of…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 11, 2016
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Salary remains flat as volume increases for OR leaders

OR leaders face an increasing number of stresses, ranging from pressure to trim already lean budgets to searching for staff who could potentially replace them as they contemplate retirement. At the same time, OR leaders’ salaries remain flat, according to results from the 2016 annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Respondents…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Editorial

The shift toward value-based payment has gained some momentum with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) July 25 announcement of a proposed cardiac bundled payment model. Under the proposal, 98 randomly selected metropolitan areas would become accountable for the cost and quality of care related to coronary artery…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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OR Manager of the Year inspires staff to excel

Consistently striving for excellence and creating a climate of continuous improvement are two drivers of success for Patricia Jean Ljubi, MBA, BA, RN, the 2016 OR Manager of the Year. Ljubi is director of clinical and perioperative services at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio. As part of…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Survey: OR staff low in volume, experience, engagement—Part 1

OR managers might yearn for a past when a well-staffed team of experienced RNs and surgical technologists were committed heart and soul to their jobs, but it’s clear that idyllic time is gone, if indeed, it ever really existed. Most managers now face a triple threat in staffing trends, any…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Benefits of professionalism training for surgical residents

Editor's Note Professionalism education improved surgical resident understanding, awareness, and practice of professionalism in a significant manner in this study. A year-long professionalism curriculum was developed at New York University School of Medicine, New York City, which focused on challenges such as: admitting mistakes effective communication with colleagues at all…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 23, 2016
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Surgical volume rising along with staff vacancies, survey shows

OR leaders continue to face increases in volume and staffing mobility, according to the 2016 annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. The volume of surgical procedures in the past 12 months increased for slightly more than half of respondents (51%), compared to 43% in 2015. In terms of staffing, respondents noted…

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By: OR Manager
August 8, 2016
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Editorial

A recent survey administered by the annual OR Manager Conference team asked which topics respondents would like to see addressed during conference sessions. Several survey participants expressed interest in improving cross-departmental teamwork and developing competencies. This year, conference attendees will find plenty of help from sessions on preceptorship and mentorship,…

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By: OR Manager
August 8, 2016
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