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September 2020

OR Manager, the premier source for information on management of the surgical suite, is published monthly in print and digital formats. Subscriptions include full access to articles on the website; OR a.m., our daily e-news; and information about annual conferences, webinars, and other resources for managing and caring for surgical patients.


Periodicals and services

The monthly publication, launched in 1985, provides critical information, analysis, and best practices for management of the surgical suite. Topics include advances in technology, data analytics, standards and regulations, and process changes designed to enhance all aspects of surgical patient care.

OR a.m. delivers daily news at the start of each day. Curated by an OR nurse, OR a.m. offers the most current and relevant information that OR managers need to know to do their jobs.

In addition to the monthly publication and daily e-news, an OR Manager subscription offers access to an industry job board and digital issue archives, as well as a host of other products and services. Click on the Resources tab on www.ormanager.com to learn more about:

Special reports:

AI SeriesOR Manager’s annual exclusive content about Artificial Intelligence.

Annual Salary/Career SurveyOR Manager reviews the industry and presents you with a yearly industry update.


All Resources:

E-learning – Recordings from previous conferences allow you bring home content covered at our events.

Books OR Manager’s exclusive library is filled with special reports and best practice resources.

Webinars – bring up-to-date information to OR managers on topics involving management of the OR suite.

Free whitepapersOR Manager partners with industry leaders to bring you reports on the hottest topics surrounding the OR.

Free toolbox – Free resources directly from the source from OR policies to new technology.

Forum – The OR Manager Forum brings together OR Manager subscribers to discuss issues they face every day and find solutions.


The OR Manager Conference attracts more than 1,400 perioperative leaders, OR directors, managers, OR business managers, and other decision makers involved in the management of the surgical suite. The OR Manager Conference includes tracks for OR business managers, ambulatory surgery center managers, and new OR managers, as well as a dedicated Masters track, for those OR leaders with 10+ years of experience.

The OR Business Management Conference is an opportunity for operating room business managers and directors to increase their knowledge of OR processes, develop ways to increase efficiencies in surgical services, and network with colleagues.

Meet the Team

Elizabeth Wood, Editor

Elizabeth previously was Managing Editor of Surgery News, a monthly newspaper published by IMNG Medical Media (now MDedge) for the American College of Surgeons. She also produced convention daily newspapers for the annual conferences of several vascular and thoracic surgical associations as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians. Previously she held editorial positions with professional and trade associations in Washington, DC, including the American Chemical Society and the American Educational Research Association. She is a cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Judy Mathias, MA, RN, Clinical Editor

Judy started her nursing career as part of a cardiac surgery team, first at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then at Rose Medical Center in Denver. She left the OR after 15 years to become Clinical Editor of the AORN Journal, a position she held for more than 7 years. Judy has been Clinical Editor of OR Manager since 1990. She curates daily news for OR a.m., writes OR Manager articles, and sits on the Planning Committee for the annual OR Manager Conference. With a nursing diploma from St Louis City Hospital School of Nursing, Judy has a BS from Colorado Women’s College, Denver, and a master of arts degree in communications from the University of Northern Colorado.


Nancy Berlin
Program Manager, OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference

David Brumbach
Account Executive, OR Manager Advertising

Jessica Davis, CEM, CMP
Operations Director, OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference

Jenn Heinold, CEM
Senior Vice President

Nancy Iannotta
Sales Representative, OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference

Taylor McCarthy
Conference Show Manager, OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference

Nikki McVicker
Marketing Coordinator, OR Manager

Abigail Provost
Operations Coordinator, OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference

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