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Stable pattern marks this year’s salary survey, but retirement looms

OR directors and managers in hospitals are experiencing stability in their income and in patient volume, according to the 23rd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Average annual salary in 2013 was $120,000, unchanged from 2012. The average annual raise increased slightly, from 2.8% last year to 3.3% in 2013, but…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2013
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Increased patient safety, cost savings head list of overall accomplishments

In response to an open-ended question about what they considered their greatest accomplishments of the past year, OR directors and managers cited numerous examples. Their answers have been grouped into the categories listed below, which are arranged roughly according to how often most survey respondents cited advances in these categories.…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2013
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Survey suggests signs of improvement in ASC environment

Surgical volume is stable or increasing in nearly two-thirds of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to the 23rd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. More than two-thirds (68%) of survey respondents also report that their ASCs have not experienced financial difficulties as a result of current economic conditions. These results may…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2013
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Survey finds staffing patterns stable but positions hard to fill

A sluggish economy continues to drive OR staffing, according to the 23rd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Although economic growth in the US has ticked slightly upward, 70% of respondents say the economy affected their OR staffing in the past 6 months, comparable to 68% last year and 69% in…

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By: OR Manager
September 1, 2013
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A steep price to pay: Fatigue compromises staff and patient safety

It’s not uncommon for nurses to work 3 12-hour shifts at 1 hospital and then work another 3 at a different hospital, yet anyone who works 12 hours is putting their patients in jeopardy, Sheryl A. Michelson, MS, RN-BC, said at the AORN Congress in March 2013. “This is not…

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By: OR Manager
September 1, 2013
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Survey finds continued economic stress for ASCs

Although economic difficulties have started to ease in some areas of the US, many ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are still feeling the pinch, according to the 23rd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. More than one-fourth (28%) of respondents say economic conditions have caused financial difficulties for ASCs primarily because of…

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By: OR Manager
September 1, 2013
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Survey: An OR leadership crisis is looming, but is C-suite listening?

Perioperative nursing is facing a leadership crisis. Though 9 in 10 perioperative nurse leaders think a smooth succession is critical when they retire, they worry about who will take these positions. Most think the scope of their roles needs to be re-evaluated to attract younger RNs, a new OR Manager…

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By: OR Manager
December 1, 2012
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Who will replace retiring perioperative nurses?

Perioperative leaders are actively planning for future staffing needs. Still, the majority (56%) say they’re having problems filling staff nurse positions. And two-thirds (68%) anticipate problems in the next 5 years, according to OR Manager’s succession planning survey (related article). Nurse leaders in surgery accept the need “to grow their…

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By: OR Manager
December 1, 2012
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Teaching hospitals are adding business managers

As financial pressures grow, ORs are adding business managers. That’s particularly true for teaching hospitals, where 64% now have a business manager, and for larger ORs with 10 or more rooms, where 55% do, according to the 22nd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. In contrast, 5 years ago, just 47%…

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By: OR Manager
November 13, 2012
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Survey: ASC economic conditions may be easing

Financial challenges may have eased slightly for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to the 22nd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Only 29% of ASC managers report financial difficulties because of current economic conditions, much lower than the 43% in 2010. Reasons cited for those financial difficulties have changed in the…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2012
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