August 19, 2021

Survey: ASC leaders continue to feel pandemic pain

Staff turnover and open positions have increased in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) during the past year, according to the 2021 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey, indicating the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. About half (49%) of ASC leaders reported increased RN turnover (more than double the 24% in 2020), and 40% reported an increase in RN open positions, up from 30% last year. One positive finding is that the number of current open positions for both RNs and surgical technologists (STs) is relatively stable compared to last year.

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