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Deadline extended, rewards added for Career/Salary Survey

Editor's Note Recognizing that perioperative leaders are busy people, we’ve extended the deadline to participate in the annual OR Manager Career/Salary survey—and we’re sweetening the incentives to include a free Premium Subscription to OR Manager.    Now open through June 7, this annual survey yields useful, actionable insights made possible…

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By: Matt Danford
May 31, 2024
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Florida allows C-sections outside hospitals amid controversy over safety, cost

Editor's Note Florida became the first US state to permit doctors to perform cesarean sections (C-sections) outside hospitals, siding with a private equity-owned physicians group advocating for cost reduction and a homier birthing environment, KFF Health News and HealthLeaders May 28 reports. However, the hospital industry and the American College…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 29, 2024
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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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Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

Takeaways Meeting people where they are is a basic principle of staff development. Coaching and mentoring are fundamental to employee development, but new managers should understand the difference. Resources for staff development include education, certification, clinical ladders, committee work, and professional networking. Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 24, 2024
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Supply chain stress fractures demand rock-solid continuity planning

More than 4 years after personal protective equipment production and inventories crashed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the “new normal” in healthcare supply chains seems to be “uncertainty.” Although hospital margins are improving and patient volumes are trending upward, “stress fractures continue to remain in place,” says Michael Schiller, CMRP,…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
May 24, 2024
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Editorial: Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively

Is working with a healthcare vendor a necessary evil? For leaders in the perioperative space, where vendors abound, it may be tempting to answer “yes.” The relationship between vendors and nurse leaders is a delicate balance between give and take, but sometimes the take seems to outweigh the give. Nonetheless,…

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By: Jane E. Kuhn, RN, MSN, CNOR(e), NEA-BC (Retired)
May 24, 2024
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One week left to participate in the OR Manager Career/Salary Survey

Editor's Note Although perioperative leaders are busy people, there are plenty of good reasons to set aside 15 minutes to participate in the annual OR Manager Career/Salary survey.  One example is satisfaction of contributing to perioperative education. As demonstrated by recent coverage, the survey yields useful, actionable insights made possible…

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By: Matt Danford
May 23, 2024
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RAND study reveals private payers pay 250% more than Medicare for healthcare services

Editor's Note A recent analysis by the RAND Corporation, a research and analysis nonprofit, revealed a disparity between hospital and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) prices paid by employers and private payers compared to Medicare prices, Revcycle Intelligence May 15 reports. The study, covering data from 2020 to 2022, showed private…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 22, 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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Cybersecurity initiative devotes $50 million to help hospitals combat ransomware

Editor's Note A $50 million initiative to develop cybersecurity tools for hospitals aims to protect providers and patients alike from ransomware, according to a May 20 report in Becker’s Health IT. The Universal PatchinG and Remediation for Autonomous DEfense, or UPGRADE, program was launched the same day by the Advanced Research…

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By: Matt Danford
May 20, 2024
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