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Road to Recovery

2021 Salary Survey: Your Plates Are Full

Outpatient surgery leaders are paid well, but some wonder if their salaries meet the level of the expanding responsibilities they’re managing during the ongoing pandemic.

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Road to Recovery

MUST READS

Supreme Court Upholds Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Workers

The ruling requires facilities to have a fully vaccinated staff by the end of next month.
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Ideas That Work: Set Reminder to Make the Rounds

A simple idea can make sure you’re always present and available at your center.
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Infection Prevention: The Latest on Surgical Attire

Are your staff following the most up-to-date guidelines?
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CURRENT ISSUE: January 2022

🌐 DIGITAL EDITION
Jan 22 OSM
Top Tips for Preventing Infections

As the endless pandemic drags on, facilities continue to integrate best practices with daily patient care.
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Staffing: Making Mindfulness Work

Feeing stressed? Tap into this underutilized resource to manage it.
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SPECIAL EDITION: January 2022 - Emerging Trends

🌐 DIGITAL EDITION
Jan 22 Trends
Why Outpatient Spine Is Surgery’s Hottest Specialty

New techniques, enhanced anesthesia practices and improved pain control are creating attractive opportunities for growth-oriented facilities.
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Capitalizing on Cardiology

As the reimbursement and regulatory landscapes continue to evolve, pioneering ASCs are safely adding cases.
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IN AND OUT

Total Joints
Real-Life Lessons in Outpatient Total Joints

Go behind the scenes at Henry Ford Health System as it provides convenient, effective same-day care for patients.

LEARNING BY DOING

VR
Virtual Reality Training Takes Off

Simulated experiences are transforming the future — and present — of surgical education.

FEATURED PHOTO

Friends
CALMING CUTENESS

In pre-op at the Hunterdon Center for Surgery in Flemington, N.J., nervous pediatric patients receive “Friendly Friends,” adorable stuffed animals such as dinosaurs, dogs, pigs and hippos that put them at ease by giving them something to squeeze tight. The toys’ bandanas, along with a backpack to take the cuddly friend home, are emblazoned with the facility’s name and phone number, serving as an effective marketing tool while improving the patient experience.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lisa York

BREAKROOM

Ali H. Mesiwala, MD, FAANS
Ali H. Mesiwala, MD, FAANS

A neurosurgeon leading the minimally invasive spine revolution explains how success requires eliminating all variables before the patient arrives in the OR.
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LEGAL UPDATE

Mandate
How to Handle Religious Vaccine Objections

Surgical leaders must tread lightly with exemption requests. Legal expert Casey Duhart, BS, M.Ed., JD, provides a closer look.
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