January 1, 2014

Collaboration and creative thinking hold down the number of OR holds

By: OR Manager

Putting a hold on the OR can lead to revenue losses no manager wants to see. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, OR holds were averaging 1,100 minutes per month. Jodi Koch, BSN, RN, director of perioperative services, and Kathleen Duckworth, RN, CPAN, their colleagues got holds down to less than 200 minutes per month—a reduction of 88%.

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