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Benchmark Questionnaire on OR Operations Best Practices—Part 2 Now Open

Editor's Note Part 2 of the Benchmark Questionnaire is now open. We ask that you take 10 minutes to participate in Part 2 of this survey to help highlight best OR practices for our readers. There is scarce information currently available about perioperative industry averages and OR operations best practices.…

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By: Bridget Brown
January 27, 2023
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Benchmark Questionnaire on OR Operations Best Practices—Part 1 Now Open

Editor's Note There is scarce information currently available about perioperative industry averages and OR operations best practices. OR Manager, as the leading source where perioperative managers and directors go to find answers to current problems, is leading the effort to pool information for both inpatient and outpatient facilities in 7…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
November 2, 2022
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“Legacy Nurse Engagement” survey open until November 1

Editor's Note In order to address the current (and future) nursing shortage, a “Legacy Think Tank” has been established for the purpose of generating viable options to engage retired nurses to play a role in alleviating this shortage. Joanne Oliver, BSN, RN, CNOR, and her team are asking for any…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 26, 2022
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Survey: Some improvement in satisfaction, but stagnant compensation

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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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Survey: Relatively flat compensation in an era of many stressors

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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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Study finds link between mental health and long COVID-19

Editor's Note A new Harvard study published Wednesday, September 7, in JAMA Psychiatry finds that people who felt stressed, anxious, lonely, depressed or worried about getting infected with COVID-19 were at higher risk of developing long-term symptoms, NBC September 8 reports. The study looked at survey responses from nearly 55,000…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 8, 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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Survey: ASC leaders see staffing challenges with rising volume

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As organizations adapt to COVID-19 and the number of severe cases eases in many areas of the country, leaders in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are seeing a significant uptick in volume of surgical procedures, according to the 2022 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. More than half (56%) reported increased volume in…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
August 19, 2022
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Survey: Most hospitals, health systems are increasing investment in ASCs

Editor's Note In this annual survey published by Avanza Healthcare Strategies and titled “2021–2022 Hospital Leadership ASC Survey,” senior healthcare executives and clinical leaders shared insights into hospital-owned and hospital-physician joint venture ambulatory surgery center (ASC) trends. The responses show that “hospitals and health systems of all sizes are expanding…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 16, 2022
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Last chance: 2022 Salary/Career Survey closing soon

Editor's Note Your insight can help shape future educational content with OR Manager! As an OR leader, we understand the challenges you face in the transforming healthcare landscape. To better understand your experiences, educational needs, and overall job satisfaction, OR Manager surveys perioperative leaders through our annual Salary/Career Survey. The…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 1, 2022
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