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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

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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Session: How will we staff the economic engine of the hospital?

Editor's Note Surgical services contribute a considerable portion—roughly 60%—of a facility’s revenue; healthcare facilities cannot afford to not staff surgical departments and ORs. James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CSSM(E), CNOR, CNAMB, CEO of the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), offered this year’s conference attendees a more holistic outlook when discussing the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 17, 2022
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Survey: 63% of younger nurses could leave profession

Editor's Note In this survey by the American Nurses Foundation, published March 1, 63% of nurses younger than 35 years said they intend to leave or are considering leaving the profession. A total of 12,694 nurses were surveyed. Other findings for nurses under 35 years of age, include: 46% said…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 3, 2022
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Participate in survey on effects of COVID-19 on evacuation of surgical smoke

Editor's Note Please participate in an important nationwide perioperative survey on surgical smoke evacuation. The purpose of the research, led by Brenda Ulmer MN, RN, CNOR, is to determine evacuation behaviors in hospitals before COVID-19, and then note changes as the virus continued to spread in the US. Ulmer and…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 26, 2022
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