Tag: New OR Managers

Submit presentation proposal for OR Manager Conference 2023 by Dec. 15

Editor's Note The OR Manager Conference program committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 2023 conference, to be held September 18–20 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Perioperative leaders who have experience or a story to share in the following categories are encouraged to submit a proposal by December…

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By: Carrie Shapiro
November 30, 2022
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Last chance to nominate a peer for OR Manager Conference awards

Editor's Note The upcoming OR Manager Conference in Denver, Colorado, is almost here. The conference will be held on October 17-19, and the full conference brochure is now available online here: 2022 ORMC Brochure. As part of the program, the OR Manager community will be honoring outstanding leaders who have…

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By: Carrie Shapiro
August 24, 2022
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Succession planning post-COVID: Identifying the right people

When Donna Doyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, perioperative consultant with DJD Consulting Services in Columbus, Ohio, thinks of succession planning, the British royal family comes to mind. “That is the epitome of succession planning,” she says. “You know exactly who’s in what position, who is next up, and who is…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
June 28, 2022
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Stuart Downs: Finding power in meaningful recognition

All leaders at some point in their careers should find ways to reward and recognize their staff. But what most leaders fail to grasp is, the heart behind the reward is immediately apparent and matters almost as much as the reward itself. Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE,…

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By: Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
May 24, 2022
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David Wyatt: Thriving in today's perioperative environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to stark focus several ways the nation’s current healthcare system needs to change. But for those already in the profession, these systematic issues have always been present, and a select few have been tirelessly working towards change years before the pandemic. One such individual is…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
April 22, 2022
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Josh Wymer: Helping to find the human connection

Most, if not all, nurses will agree that the bedrock of the nursing profession is the connection nurses have with their patients. But the leaders—nurses who demonstrate specialized skills and an organization-driven mindset—are the ones who oversee all the moving parts that need to synchronize to preserve the integrity of…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
March 25, 2022
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Allan Sendaydiego: Answering the call to lead

What happens to you when you become a new manager? “You become a jack of all trades and master of none. You need to practice true collaboration and rely upon your team members,” says Allan Sendaydiego, BSN, RN, interim director for anesthesia and interventional radiology at Kaiser Permanente. In this…

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By: Ivy Montgomery
February 16, 2022
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Patricia C. Seifert: A leader's leader

This relationship started with a conversation in an airport bar in Washington DC. We were discussing our similar cardiac surgery backgrounds and the Denver Bronco’s linebacker, Karl Mecklenburg, who, coincidently, was the son of a surgeon with whom she had worked. This conversation has grown into more than 35 years…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
January 20, 2022
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Best practices for hiring a consultant

It has been a roller coaster of a ride for almost 2 years now in both our private and professional lives. No one has a crystal ball, but I would guess that there will be more bumps in the road before we arrive at something close to normal—whatever normal will…

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By: Nancy Lombard, MS, RN, CNOR
January 20, 2022
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Editorial

The idea for a series on what I call the “Humble giants of leadership” came to me a couple of years ago. I wanted to present the management approaches of top leaders from around the country and describe the qualities that made them exemplary leaders. My articles are intended to…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
January 20, 2022
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