Tag: OR leadership

Nominations open for 2024 ORM awards

Editor's Note Are you inspired by leaders who transform challenges into opportunities? Here's your chance to spotlight an exceptional figure in our field. We are thrilled to announce the call for nominations for our 2024 awards: OR Manager of the Year, PACU Leader of the Year, and Ambulatory Nurse Leader…

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By: Matt Danford
April 9, 2024
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Decade of salary data shows mix of small gains, stagnation for OR leaders

Data and surveys

Takeaways OR leaders have experienced financial gains over the past 9 years, but not enough to keep up with inflation in recent years. Capital and operating budget responsibilities have increased over the past 6 years. Since 2015, OR leaders have consistently been most satisfied with their current job, but much…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 22, 2024
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Save the Date for OR Business Management Conference 2025

Editor's Note After three days of education and networking last week at the 2024 OR Business Management Conference (ORMBC) last week, we’ve already got our sights set on next year. Mark your calendar for February 9-12, 2025, for another chance to hone in on OR profitability at the 13th iteration…

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By: Matt Danford
February 9, 2024
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More health systems embrace dual roles for C-suite executives

Editor's Note:  Stacking additional responsibilities and titles atop pre-existing leadership responsibilities is becoming more common among health system executives, according to a January 24 report in Becker’s Hospital Review. Not including the most obvious overlapping pairings, such as chief medical officer and chief medical informatics officers, the most common parings…

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By: Matt Danford
January 30, 2024
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Taking a hands-on approach: A day in the OR manager role

Kim Rosencrans, RN, BSN, has worked as a surgical nurse in a number of successively more senior roles over the past 20 plus years—and she has retained a hands-on approach, even as an OR manager in the Surgery Department at Trinity Health in North Dakota, one of the nation’s largest…

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By: Brita Belli
December 20, 2023
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Blast from the past: 10 tips on successful perioperative leadership for new managers

Perioperative nursing, like any field, requires authenticity, honesty, and integrity for successful management. As perioperative represents one of the most challenging and demanding healthcare environments, patient-centered leadership is a must. This article previously published by OR Manager, titled "Words of wisdom: OR leaders offer tips for new managers," expands on…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 9, 2023
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Survey: Compensation rises slightly for ASC leaders amid on-going pressures

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Compensation is trending slightly higher for ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders, according to the 2023 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey, with 68% of respondents reporting a total annual compensation of $120,000 or more, up from 50% in 2022 and 40% in 2021. However, higher wages are unlikely to sufficiently offset the…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 26, 2023
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Survey: Surgical volumes surge in midst of staffing woes

Data and surveys

Takeaways It takes an average of 112 days to fill an open RN position and 130 days to fill an open ST position, according to survey results. Turnover rates have decreased slightly but remain high. Most OR leaders are finding it more difficult to recruit RNs and STs, compared to…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
August 21, 2023
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