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October 2022

Survey: Relatively flat compensation in an era of many stressors

Compensation has remained relatively flat for leaders in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to the 2022 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey, even as leaders face ongoing stressors. This is reflected in the 40% of respondents who reported a total current annual compensation of $120,000 or more—unchanged from 2021. Ongoing stress is…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 27, 2022
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CMS quality reporting update for ASCs

A lot has happened with ASC quality measure reporting in the last 2 years, especially this year, says Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC, director, education and clinical affairs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). Throneberry spoke at the ASCA annual conference in April. In the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
September 27, 2022
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Developing a surveillance program for SSIs in ASCs

The CDC’s healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey estimated that 110,800 surgical site infections (SSIs) were connected with inpatient procedures in 2015. As of 2020, Advancing Surgical Care reported that there are around 5,700 Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) in the US. Of these, only 6 states require ASCs to use…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 27, 2022
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In the OR, behind-the-scenes adjustments make a big difference

Precision matters in the OR. Successful patient outcomes depend on carefully timed procedures, inventory selection, state-of-the-art equipment, and specialized staffing. These precise requirements represent a significant time and cost investment for hospital systems, and those investments are likely to continue to increase. The height of the COVID-19 pandemic presented considerable…

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By: Sheri Voss
September 27, 2022
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By: Lindsay Botts
August 30, 2022
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Survey: Surgical volume returns for many ORs, but staff shortages remain

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The good news from the 2022 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey is that in the wake of lessening disruption from COVID-19 throughout the country, surgical procedure volume has returned to many ORs, with nearly half of respondents (48%) reporting increased volume over the past year, double last year’s findings (26%). The…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
August 19, 2022
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Katie Boston-Leary: Creating your own brand of leadership

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A prominent leader in the OR, Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP, became a nurse in an unexpected way. With no intention of pursing nursing, she saw an opportunity and ran with it. Today, Boston-Leary is an instrumental voice advocating for the well-being and safety of nurses in…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
August 19, 2022
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Editorial

The 2022–2023 fiscal budget for most health facilities has now been approved. Leaders across the board are facing unprecedented challenges with retaining their staff. And those leaders who choose to invest on their teams’ professional development are seeing the best results. Most, if not all, facilities have a bucket set…

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By: Jane E. Kuhn, MSN, RN, CNOR(E), NEA-BC
August 19, 2022
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