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Five healthcare organizations raising nurses’ pay

Editor's Note Becker’s Hospital Review on October 25 reported that the following five hospitals and healthcare systems have announced plans to raise nurses’ pay. The five are: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune City, New Jersey—union contract pay increase between 8% and 11% UMass Memorial Health, Worcester, Massachusetts—union contract pay…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2022
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The Joint Commission announces Health Care Equity Resource Center

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 26 announced that it has created a Health Care Equity Resource Center to help organizations monitor their progress toward healthcare equity. New healthcare equity accreditation requirements, which will go into effect January 2023, recognize that organizations need established leaders as well as standardized…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 27, 2022
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Report: Hospitals will likely experience the worst financial year in decades

Editor's Note On October 25, Health Affairs reported that healthcare systems continue to face challenges in a post-pandemic environment but are likely to have the worst financial year in decades, according to Becker’s Hospital CFO Report October 26. US hospitals saw fluctuations in operating margins in 2022 but are still…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 27, 2022
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The Joint Commission, ACOG announce Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), announced on October 20 the launch of Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care (ACPC). ACPC incorporates the latest research, evidence-based practices, and guidance to help improve quality and safety for pregnant or postpartum patients and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 24, 2022
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Evaluating essential surgery during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, examines the World Bank Disease Control Priorities’ 44 essential surgical procedures, which are a starting point for health care systems in low- and middle-income countries, and analyzes whether the list should be expanded for nations with more…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 24, 2022
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Session: ASC Leadership Roundtable Panel, Ask the Experts

Editor's Note The last day of the OR Manager Conference saw perhaps its most inventive breakout session yet. The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leadership roundtable panel led attendees through an education-filled hour marked by games, interaction, and trivia. “Technology is the way of the future, it is here, and we…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 20, 2022
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Session: Elements for Establishing Operational Excellence in Robotics

Editor's Notes Sherry Rogers, director of robotics at Emory Healthcare, identified key elements for establishing operational excellence in robotic surgery during this breakout session on the last day of the conference. Rogers noted the practices and procedures she and her colleagues apply to Emory’s robotics program that have helped them…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 20, 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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Keynote: Where Do We Go From Here?

Editor's Note David Wyatt, PhD, MPH, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer of the University Hospitals at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, opened the OR Manager Conference on Monday, October 17, by discussing how to move forward as leaders with resilience and purpose. In a leadership…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
October 18, 2022
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Workshop: Sterile Processing is Instrumental to the OR's Success

Editor's Note In this workshop, one thing was made clear from the get go: “SPD [sterile processing department] is the key to success for the OR,” said W. Zeh Wellington, DNP, RN, NE-BC, director of procedural care and surgical services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 17, 2022
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