Tag: ASC

ASC staffing woes persist in era of increased surgical volume

Data and surveys

The past 10 years of data from the OR Manager Salary/Career Survey reflects many challenges in the healthcare environment, particularly those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. ASC leader respondents report that staffing difficulties have become particularly challenging. For example, only 15% of respondents to the 2014 survey reported increased RN…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 19, 2024
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Boost your credentials: Ambulatory Education Units offered at OR Manager Conference 2024

Editor's Note The OR Manager Conference 2024 is a premier learning opportunity for ambulatory and outpatient surgery leaders, taking place October 28-30, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. An approved provider of Ambulatory Education Units (AEUs) by the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification (BASC), attendees can earn up to ten AEUs,…

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By: Lindsay Botts
April 9, 2024
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Nominations open for 2024 Ambulatory Nurse Leader of the Year

Editor's Note Are you inspired by leaders who transform challenges into opportunities? Here's your chance to spotlight an exceptional figure in the field of ambulatory surgery care. We are thrilled to announce the call for nominations for the Ambulatory Nurse Leader of the Year 2024. This prestigious accolade celebrates a…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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More executives considering ASC joint ventures

Editor's Note A survey of health system executives published January 4 by VMG Health finds that an increasing number are planning to expand into joint ventures with ambulatory surgery centers as they look to move more services from inpatient to outpatient facilities. The survey included 141 health system executives, including…

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By: Brita Belli
January 8, 2024
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Optimizing productivity measurement in the ASC

Takeaways Clinical hours per case is a simple, yet effective, productivity metric. Analysis of productivity measures can include benchmarking against external and internal data. A positive work culture will improve staff productivity. Productivity is a foundational concept for leaders of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). “Measuring productivity is essential to be…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
November 15, 2023
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ASC luncheon: Quality Measure Reporting Updates for ASCs

Editor’s Note  In this luncheon presentation, OR Manager Conference attendees delved into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Measure Reporting Program for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).  Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR, director of education and clinical affairs at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), shared which quality…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 20, 2023
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OR Manager Conference kicks off, celebrates 36 years of excellence

Editor's Note After a Sunday full of pre-conference workshops and an exciting off-site tour, the OR Manager Conference opens today! Since the early days of the conference, OR Manager has expanded and improved every year by diversifying education offerings, and this year, we are celebrating 36 years of bringing leaders…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 15, 2023
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Using machine learning to predict suitability for surgery at an ASC vs HOPD

Editor's Note This study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, examines the use of a machine learning (ML) model to predict the suitability for having a surgical procedure performed at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) vs a hospital-based outpatient department (HOPD). To augment a labor intensive manual process in…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 10, 2023
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August is National ASC Month: Supporting the ASC industry

Editor's Note According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), every August,  ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) promote awareness of how they "have transformed the outpatient experience" by educating key policy and decision makers as well as the public on the many benefits ASCs provide. To participate in this month's celebration,…

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By: Lindsay Botts
August 4, 2023
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OR Manager Conference award nominations deadline extended

Editor's Note Now more than ever is the time to recognize an exceptional leader who develops and supports their staff, fosters teamwork, takes an active role in delivering high quality patient care, and continually makes improvements and remarkable contributions. Do you know a perioperative leader who is making strides to…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 28, 2023
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