March 1, 2009

Set the clock for OR on-time starts

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

Achieving on-time starts can be elusive for OR leaders, including those at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia. Faced with a dismal 27% on-time starts for the first cases of the day in their 21-room OR, the leaders applied Six Sigma principles…

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