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October 2022

Survey: Some improvement in satisfaction, but stagnant compensation

Data and surveys

As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic becomes embedded in hospitals, OR leaders’ satisfaction with their job is improving, according to the 2022 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly three-fourths (72%) view their current job favorably, up from 64% last year and just below 2020’s 77%. However, satisfaction with many other…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 27, 2022
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Tom Gronow: Realigning OR priorities to focus on the patient

Challenging situations have the potential to bring out the best in people. Tom Gronow, EdD, MHA, president and CEO of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), is a prime example of stepping up when faced with adversity. Gronow spoke to OR Manager about his role and journey at UCHealth. He…

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By: Stephanie Wright, RN, BSN
September 27, 2022
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Editorial

This year, the OR Manager Conference is celebrating 35 years of bringing together OR managers and directors and helping the perioperative community educate, learn, and network. Since the early days of this great conference, OR Manager has expanded the agenda and the exhibit floor to include various education offerings, including…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 27, 2022
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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: LeanTaaS

In 2013, LeanTaaS partnered with Stanford Health Care to solve an infusion scheduling challenge and created an algorithm to optimally match available supply with ongoing demand. The solution for Stanford worked, leading to 18 months of refining algorithms before creating the product, iQueue for Infusion Centers. In 2015, LeanTaaS pivoted…

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By: OR Manager
September 27, 2022
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Potential solutions to the perioperative nursing shortage

Surgical volume is rising, and the need for perioperative nurses continues to grow. Same-day procedures are becoming more common, even for complex cases such as total joint replacements and spine surgery. With the decrease in in-patient, post-surgical stays and more surgeries being performed in various ambulatory settings, the skillset for…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM(E), CNAMB
September 27, 2022
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The superior efficacy of machine learning based AI tools

With all the factors involved in optimizing OR utilization, assigning OR slots is a complex proposition. When you consider that the average cost to run a fully equipped OR is now at approximately $1,000 per hour in staff and equipment costs, it is more important than ever for hospitals to…

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By: Shawn Sefton, MBA, BSN, RN
September 27, 2022
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OR Manager of the Year optimizes leadership challenges

Paula Graling, DNP, RN, CNS, CNOR, NEA-BC FAAN, this year’s recipient of the OR Manager of the Year award, is the kind of leader who receives appreciation cards from co-workers saying, “Because of you things get done, things happen on time, and everything is better.” Evidence of her exemplary work…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 27, 2022
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Easing the pain of electronic health records: Part 2

Electronic health records (EHRs) can be a force for good, promoting patient safety, but they also often have multiple pain points. OR leaders can take steps to ease those pain points. Part 1 of this two-part series provided an overview of EHR challenges and how managers can work with staff…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 27, 2022
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