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Ideas That Work: There’s Always Cause for Celebration
Publish Date: November 17, 2021   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work Workplace Culture
SWEET TREATS Having coffee drinks delivered is a simple and inexpensive way to show your staff you care.   |   Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman

The administration at Heartland Surgery Center in Kearney, Neb., doesn’t wait around for standard holidays to let loose and have fun. “We celebrated national coffee day and had a local coffee shop deliver drinks,” says Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, MBA, MSN, RN, CASC, the center’s administrator. “Whoever was scheduled to work that day selected a beverage of their choice.”

Staff at the surgery center have partied when a full moon falls on Friday the 13th, and during National ASC Month they took part in planned activities every day for a week, including chair massages, a catered lunch from a local food truck and a lollipop pull game, during which every staff member won a prize that ranged from $5 gift cards to gift certificates for massages. “With 56 employees who tackle 400 cases a month, we want to make sure our staff works hard and enjoys their jobs,” says Ms. Hoeft-Hoffman.

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