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Built to grow: Key elements of planning a new ASC

Are you part of the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) construction boom? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 116 new facilities opened in 2023, according to Becker’s ASC Review, and more are planned for and underway in 2024. This trend shows no signs of slowing. Fortune Business Insights projects the US…

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By: Brendan Dooley
May 24, 2024
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Mayo Clinic evaluates impact of OR design on team performance, efficiency

Editor's Note Designing ORs with a focus on patient flow, room organization, and the needs of surgical teams can reduce burnout while improving workplace positivity and patient outcomes. That’s according to an April 9 report from Mayo Clinic, where researchers recently integrated 3D space capture technology with traditional focus groups…

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By: Matt Danford
May 21, 2024
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How Minneapolis healthcare real estate remained strong amid challenges, shifts in patient care preferences: Lessons for other states

Editor's Note In recent years, the healthcare real estate sector, particularly in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, area, has seen a series of challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, staff shortages, rising costs, and increasing interest rates, RE Journals April 15 reports. And yet, the demand for healthcare spaces such as…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 17, 2024
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Save the Date for OR Business Management Conference 2025

Editor's Note After three days of education and networking last week at the 2024 OR Business Management Conference (ORMBC) last week, we’ve already got our sights set on next year. Mark your calendar for February 9-12, 2025, for another chance to hone in on OR profitability at the 13th iteration…

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By: Matt Danford
February 9, 2024
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Hybrid OR: Continued advancement in diagnostic, surgical care

The concept of the hybrid OR was born in the 1990s, but healthcare institutions were originally slow to adopt the model due, in part, to the initial sizable investment required. While there was a steady uptick in adoption around 2008, today there are still only some 100 hybrid ORs in…

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By: Anthony Borrelli and Rob Fabrizio
December 20, 2023
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Value assessment of a trauma hybrid OR

Editor's Note This study from the University of Florida Health, Gainesville, examines the complications, cost-utility, and value of a dedicated trauma-endovascular hybrid OR. A total of 292 trauma patients, who underwent immediate operative intervention at a Level I trauma center (106 before construction of a hybrid OR and 186 after…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 26, 2023
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The Joint Commission revises several EPs for critical access hospitals to align with CMS

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on May 3, announced the revision of several of its elements of performance (EPs) for critical access hospitals to align with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The revisions primarily address restraint and seclusion, the complaint process, and unified…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 4, 2023
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Editorial

This year, the OR Business Management Conference was held in Savannah, Georgia, and returned to its regular schedule of February. The intimate event was again a symbiotic blend between financial-, business-centric education and high-quality networking. The education offered to seasoned and new business leaders alike, perhaps more than previous years,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 22, 2023
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Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman: Perioperative Nurses Week Interview

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Today’s chat is with Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, MSN, MBA, RN, CASC, Administrator, Heartland Surgery Center, Kearney, Nebraska. Q: What is something that went right at your facility and/or that you are thankful for this year? What has gone right this year and makes our center so successful every year is the…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 10, 2022
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Session: Preparing for OR Renovations

Editor's Note In this session, Maria Sullivan, MSN, MMHC, RM, CNOR, OR manager of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, walked attendees through her journey of renovating the 20-year-old ORs at Monroe Carell. According to Sullivan, here are a few considerations people need to keep in mind…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 18, 2022
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