Tag: OR Managers

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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Tom Gronow: Realigning OR priorities to focus on the patient

Challenging situations have the potential to bring out the best in people. Tom Gronow, EdD, MHA, president and CEO of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), is a prime example of stepping up when faced with adversity. Gronow spoke to OR Manager about his role and journey at UCHealth. He…

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By: Stephanie Wright, RN, BSN
September 27, 2022
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OR Manager of the Year optimizes leadership challenges

Paula Graling, DNP, RN, CNS, CNOR, NEA-BC FAAN, this year’s recipient of the OR Manager of the Year award, is the kind of leader who receives appreciation cards from co-workers saying, “Because of you things get done, things happen on time, and everything is better.” Evidence of her exemplary work…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 27, 2022
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Survey: Relatively flat compensation in an era of many stressors

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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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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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Survey: Surgical volume returns for many ORs, but staff shortages remain

Data and surveys

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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Katie Boston-Leary: Creating your own brand of leadership

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A prominent leader in the OR, Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP, became a nurse in an unexpected way. With no intention of pursing nursing, she saw an opportunity and ran with it. Today, Boston-Leary is an instrumental voice advocating for the well-being and safety of nurses in…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
August 19, 2022
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Editorial

The 2022–2023 fiscal budget for most health facilities has now been approved. Leaders across the board are facing unprecedented challenges with retaining their staff. And those leaders who choose to invest on their teams’ professional development are seeing the best results. Most, if not all, facilities have a bucket set…

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By: Jane E. Kuhn, MSN, RN, CNOR(E), NEA-BC
August 19, 2022
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Closing keynote highlights value of culture on staff retention

Jeffrey Whitehorn, LFACHE, ACC, executive coach and former hospital CEO, draws from his 29 years working in the healthcare industry, 25 of which he led conglomerate HCA Healthcare as hospital CEO, to help leaders unlock their leadership potential. Whitehorn is a certified coach by the global accrediting body, International Coaching…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 19, 2022
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Experiences of US nurse managers during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at The Ohio State University College of Nursing explores the professional and personal experiences of US nurse managers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis, which includes views of 39 nurse managers from 5 US health systems, identifies three major themes—challenges, feelings and…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 30, 2022
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