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Editor's Page: Moving On Is Hard to Do
Saying goodbye to surgery isn’t easy for passionate professionals.
ORX Awards 2021 - Patient-Safety - Practicing to Protect Patients
Staff at The Valley Hospital respond to most emergency situations like they’ve been through them before — because they have.
ORX Awards 2021 - Employee Safety - Safer Spaces From Day One
UCF Lake Nona Medical Center’s new surgery department was built with employee safety in mind.
ORX Awards 2021 - Infection Prevention - Confronting the Pandemic Head On
New policies and aggressive COVID-19 testing kept OMNI Surgery Center open during the nationwide surgery shutdown.
ORX Awards 2021 - DEI - All Are Welcome
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is a leader in equitable and inclusive care.
ORX Awards 2021 - Patient Satisfaction - The Happy Place
Staff at Andersen Eye Surgery Center strive to keep patients calm and comfortable throughout their stay.
ORX Awards 2021 - Pain Control - ERAS Is Everything
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s care pathway reduces opioid use and boosts patient satisfaction scores.
ORX Awards 2021 - Financial Management - Knowledge Is Power
The leaders of the Surgery Center of Fairbanks saved six figures by renegotiating the cost of pricey orthopedic implants.
ORX Awards 2021 - Environmental Stewardship - Reusability Is the Responsible Choice
Houston Physicians’ Hospital ditched blue wrap and discovered a host of indirect benefits.
Standardized Endoscope Reprocessing Training
Consistent practices ensure scopes are cleaned, disinfected and stored the same way each time.
Opportunities in Outpatient Cardiology
Procedures are moving to ASCs, but regulatory and reimbursement hurdles present challenges.
Protect Patients in Steep Trendelenburg
Risks of complications go up as soon as the patient's head goes down.
Focus on the Fundamentals
Endoscope reprocessing demands following regimented steps every time, not every now and then.
Regulatory Affairs: CMS Reverses Course
Proposed changes to next year’s payment rule have raised eyebrows.
Legal Update: Passing Up COVID-19 Shots
It can be challenging to deal with employees who refuse to get vaccinated.
Safety: Is Your Staff Prepared to Handle Surgical Fires?
Is Your Staff Prepared to Handle Surgical Fires? Assigned roles and enhanced education improve their response efforts.
Anesthesia Alert: Volatility in Anesthesia Services
Increased demand for providers is impacting accessible care.