Tag: OR Managers

A look back: The business manager role in a changing healthcare environment

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Takeaways • Perioperative business managers can make significant contributions to a hospital’s financial health, but more than half of hospitals do not have this role. • Business managers’ earnings have increased in the past 5 years, while the number of direct reports has risen slightly. • The bachelor’s degree has…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
January 23, 2024
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Survey: Compensation rises slightly for ASC leaders amid on-going pressures

healthcare nurse staff

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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Impact of span of control on nurse managers, hospital outcomes

Editor's Note This study from nurse researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham identifies factors associated with span of control in nursing management, which encompasses the complexities of the nurse manager’s role in acute care settings. Data from 22 peer-reviewed articles were included in the analysis. Principal findings include:…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 21, 2023
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New Gallup poll finds record high worker stress

Editor's Note A Gallup poll—State of the Global Workplace 2023—released June 13, finds that worker stress is at a record high worldwide. Key findings include: 59% are “quiet quitting” (ie, not engaged) 18% are” loud quitting” (ie, actively disengaged but still working) 44% experience “a lot” of stress at work…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
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Buddies help new leaders in a new world

Takeaways • This buddy program works for all levels of an organization and for anyone who is starting to do something new in a leadership role. • New leaders often feel like they are being “thrown into the deep end,” and having buddies can help them feel safe. • The…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
May 23, 2023
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Gen Z most likely to leave a toxic workplace

Editor's Note A recent survey by online platform The Muse finds that Generation Z workers are the most likely to leave a job because of a toxic workplace, even though they have spent the least amount of time in the workplace, the March 14 Benefit News reports. The survey showed…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2023
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Closing Session: Moving your health system forward

Noreen Hudson, MSN, RN, Associate Director, Berkeley Research Group and Bill Orrell, MBA, MSN, RN, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group concluded the OR Business Management Conference in a session, "Weathering the Storm - Moving Your Health System Forward in 2023 and Beyond." Their presentation focused on “putting it all together”…

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By: Bridget Brown
February 9, 2023
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Session: Successful evaluation of new services, products for profitability

Editor’s Note “What problem does your OR have that you would like to solve?” posed Pamela Hunt, BS, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Executive Advisory, Consultant and Associate Faculty, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, to the audience at the OR Business Management Conference. During her session, "No Margin, No Mission:…

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By: Bridget Brown
February 7, 2023
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Allina Health and Qventus using AI tool for OR scheduling

Editor's Note Allina Health and software company Qventus partnered earlier this year to implement an artificial intelligence-based tool to help automate OR scheduling, according to a January 10 PR Newswire release, reports January 11 Becker’s Hospital Review. The tool has capabilities to integrate into electronic health record systems and uses…

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By: Bridget Brown
January 12, 2023
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James X Stobinski: A leader paying it forward

I met Jim at one of our first West Coast OR Manager Conferences in San Francisco in the early 90s. He was a speaker that year, and we were seated at the same table at the Speaker’s Dinner. Jim was still in the Navy and was wearing his white uniform.…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
November 17, 2022
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