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2022 OR Excellence Awards

2022 OR Excellence Awards — The Best of the Best

This year’s standout performers in surgery show how hardworking and passionate professionals set the standard for safe, cost-effective, satisfying and welcoming care.

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2022 OR Excellence Awards


Anesthesiologist Accused of Tampering With IV Bags

Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas closed temporarily as authorities investigated the incidents.
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Trend to Watch: Boost Staff Recruitment and Retention

As the industry continues struggling to find and keep top surgical talent, these tips could give your facility a leg up on the competition.
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Ideas That Work: 'Please Place All OR Trash on the Belt'

Airport-style screening of OR trash at hospital rescues $35,000 worth of surgical instruments and tools.
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CURRENT ISSUE: September 2022

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The Latest on Flexible Endoscope Care

New guidance focuses on proper storage and the adequate drying of internal channels.
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How to ‘Screen In’ Job Candidates

With scarce surgical pros in the driver’s seat in a tight labor market, here are three ways to attract them to your facility during interviews.
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SPECIAL EDITION: September 2022 - Orthopedics

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Are You Capitalizing on the Total Joints Boom?

The rise in demand for outpatient hip, knee and shoulder replacements shows no sign of slowing down.
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Is Outpatient Spine Right for Your ASC?

Improvements in minimally invasive procedures combined with increased payer acceptance have bolstered interest and investment in same-day service lines.
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Medicare Hike
Proposed Medicare Fare Hike Disappointing

Experts warn the 2.7% increase would not keep pace with inflation.


Top Doc
Tap Into the Potential of Total Joints

Renowned joint replacement specialist Lee Rubin, MD, will discuss the importance of establishing a standardized care pathway at OR Excellence in Orlando.


A Caring Treat

Dallas-based orthopedic surgeon John Christoforetti, MD, recently discovered a great way to fight back against the notion that procedures at high-volume facilities are the epitome of impersonal, assembly-line care. After his patients undergo ultrasound-guided injec¬tions, he offers them a simple but personal touch: a sweet treat from a candy dish. “It has been universally well received, and it’s a simple way to turn anxiety into smiles,” he says.


Is VR the Future of MH Training?

Amid dizzying rates of staff turnover and shortages, it’s more difficult than ever to organize live team training for how to respond to malignant hyperthermia events. Could emerging virtual reality simulations help bridge the gap?
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Easing Anxious Patients

Learn how therapeutic touch is improving both the patient experience and surgical outcomes.
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