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Nurse Executive Leadership Series

2015-16 NELS 

Perioperative Services and Sterile Processing Department (SPD):  Collaboration for Success  

This workshop will provide Perioperative Executives and SPD Managers with tools and strategies to enhance the collaboration and overall outcomes for the OR and SPD. We will discuss the new contemporary bundling of total joints.  You will learn techniques to strengthen the interdisciplinary relationship of Perioperative Services and SPD to help achieve cost savings strategies to implement in your facilities. 

Specific topics important to the efficient functioning of the OR and SPD to be discussed are as follows: 

  • Workflow  
  • Productivity measures  
  • Staffing formula 
  • Management and maintenance of equipment 
  • Cost-savings strategies 
  • Templates for process improvement plans  

Multiple opportunities will be provided for participants to network with our expert speakers, colleagues, and industry partners to discuss current issues and best practices.  You will work in small groups and use methods and tools discussed in the morning to respond to your facility’s challenges.  Time will be provided for you to discuss your current challenges, creative solutions, and success stories related to process improvements.  

Perioperative Executives are encouraged to bring their SPD Managers to learn together as afternoon activities will be focused on developing an action plan to implement in your own facility. 


  1. Discuss contemporary issues with bundle payments regarding total joint procedures. 
  2. Identify key operational issues related to the daily functions/workflow of SPD and how they relate to efficiencies in the OR. 
  3. Evaluate solutions for measuring productivity in SPD to establish appropriate FTEs for staffing. 
  4. Discuss the role of SPD in overall management and maintenance of equipment. 
  5. Discuss needed collaboration between OR and SPD to improve outcomes. 


Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS
Manager, SPD
St. Anthony Hospital, Centura Health
Lakewood, CO 

Stacy Kelley, RN, BSN
System Clinical Director, SPD
Memorial Herman Healthcare System
Houston, TX 

Brian Dawson, MSN, RN, CNOR
BD Perioperative & Healthcare Consulting

Denver, CO 

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

Date Venue   Speaker:  Register
September 19 
Chicago, IL
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites
8500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Stacy  Register Now » 
September 29 
Cleveland, OH
HIMSS Innovation Center
Global Center for Health Innovation
4th Floor, 1st St. Claire Avenue, NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS
Jason Register Now » 
October 1      
Philadelphia, PA
The Hub Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street, Mezzanine Level
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS 
Jason Register Now » 
October 15 
Cincinnati, OH
Ethicon Surgical Institute
4545 Creek Rd.,
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS 
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October 22 
New York, NY
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton New York - Times Square
1568 Broadway
New York, NY 10036 

Stacy Kelley, RN, BSN
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October 24 
Atlanta, GA
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
 2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

Stacy Kelley, RN, BSN
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October 28 
SeaTac, WA
Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98188

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS 
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November 3 
Dallas, TX
Magnolia Hotel Dallas
1401 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS 
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November 5 
Tampa, Florida 
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS 
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November 14
San Francisco, CA
Parc 55 San Francisco
55 Cyril Magnin
San Francisco, CA  94102

Jason Minutillo, BS, CRST, CIS 
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Judy Pins, MHRD, MBA, BSN, RN
Healthcare Consultant, Pins Productions
Chicago, IL  

The Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar is specifically designed for perioperative nurse leaders working full time in a hospital or ambulatory surgery setting. Due to limited seating, all registrations will be evaluated and if the class is at capacity those registered who are not employed full-time at a facility (i.e., consultants, etc.) will be notified and will not be able to attend.

Registration: $45.00

The registration fee for this event is non-refundable. 

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