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Surgeons among hospitals' least happy

Physician satisfaction with the OR Represents the experiences of 27,671 physicians practicing at 302 hospitals/facilities nationwide between January 1 and December 31, 2007. Courtesy of Press Ganey. Some surgeons who are the hospital's biggest revenue generators are also the least happy physicians, according to a report by Press Ganey. Of…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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Staff evaluations: More than a formality

Fifth article in a series on performance management. Elements of performance management Job description Initial competencies Orientation Goal setting/ performance planning Competency assessment Coaching, mentoring, and recognition Performance evaluation Self-evaluation Peer evaluation Performance enhancement plan. This article builds on the first 4 articles in this series, published in the June,…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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Scrub robot transfers to CS department

Penelope the robot may be able to assemble and take apart trays. Penelope, the first surgical robot able to hand instruments and assist at surgery is transferring to another department—central sterile reprocessing— and her name will be Penelope CS. Penelope, named for Ulysses's wife in the mythic Odyssey by Homer,…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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ORs add business manager role and see responsibilities grow

More ORs are adding a business manager role—and seeing responsibilities expand. More than one-third (38%) responding to this year's OR Manager Salary/Career Survey have an OR business manager, up from 20% in 2003. This year's survey asked more questions about this position. The average salary reported for OR business managers…

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By: Pat Patterson
October 1, 2008
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OR managers' salaries increase, but so do their responsibilities

Profile of the typical OR manager The typical head of a hospital OR in the OR Manager Salary/Career Survey: Earns an annual salary of $115,000 for an administrative director, $100,000 for a director, and $87,000 for a nurse manager Received a raise of 4.3% Holds the title of administrator/administrative director…

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By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS
October 1, 2008
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OR tops the chart for MD satisfaction

What does it take for an OR to get to the top of the chart in physician satisfaction? Baptist Medical Center Beaches, a 146-bed hospital serving the coastal communities of Jacksonville, Florida, scored in the 99th percentile for physician measures in a Press Ganey survey, one of the highest scores…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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OR Manager of Year 'a total team player'

Barbara is not afraid to take educated risks to make a difference. Barbara will challenge the status quo and is open to change. She is a true team player, always able to look at the big picture." Barbara McKinnon, RN, BSN, CNOR That is an excerpt from one letter sent…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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Is gainsharing starting to gain ground?

For the first time, the government has issued a favorable ruling on a spinalfusion surgery gainsharing arrangement between a hospital and physicians. In the ruling, issued July 31, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) explains why it won't impose sanctions for the arrangement, which could potentially…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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ASC managers more satisfied; salaries flat

Average annual salary and total compensation By number of ORs Annual salary Total compensation <5 ORs $76,300 $87,800 5+ ORs $90,500 $109,800 By ownership Hospital owned $87,800 $101,900 Physician owned $73,400 $83,400 Corporate owned $84,200 $98,200 Joint venture $84,200 $103,900 By title Administrator/admin director $91,200 $108,600 Clinical director $80,000 $92,700…

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By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS
October 1, 2008
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