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Whenever I think about the holidays, I think about the Simpsons or, more accurately, I think about the Simpson Family Christmas Letter....

Feeding busy hard-working staff is a common tactic leaders use to show their appreciation and boost morale....

Wheeled storage shelves can supplement or even replace fixed shelving at HOPDs and ASCs, says Thomas W. Durick, MD, of The Ohio State University...

What to do if you want to start or enhance a foot and ankle service line but don’t have access to orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the field?...

All staff members at NANI Vascular in Fort Wayne, Ind., are required to wear hospital-laundered scrubs to maintain a professional and compliant environment....

Does your OR have a plethora of unused, wasted supplies? Instead of throwing your surgical drapes, ACE bandages, cotton padding and sterilization wrap...

Six questions should be enough for any member of your staff to OK important decisions and get critical initiatives rolling....

Most new ASCs are opening their doors with an electronic health record (EHR) system in place, and estimates suggest somewhere between 20% to 50% of existing freestanding...

A top-notch total joints program represents the pinnacle of innovative practices, where cutting-edge technology, strategic staffing and meticulous patient selection....

Two trends have remained steady in gynecologic surgery. First, surgeons are more frequently choosing robotic-assisted approaches to offer their patients less...

No matter how prepared your center, surgeons and staff are about sharps injuries, these potentially devastating incidents still can (and probably will) occur....

About a decade ago, Michael P. Ast, MD, performed a hip replacement surgery on a 40-year-old male, a procedure he’d done many times before....

Can you confidently say that your facility embraces a culture of safety and transparency?

Video laryngoscopes are a surgical innovation that have carved out a niche as the go-to tools for managing challenging airways....

It’s fitting that wide-awake hand surgery, a surgical approach so simple it’s considered a patient experience as ordinary as a dental appointment, has gained steam...

From major reimbursement changes to existential threats to procedures that are moving to outpatient facilities (robotics, complex spine and GYN cases), here’s what...

You’ve heard the expression “my door is always open” to encourage open communication in a workplace. As a leader at a busy facility trying to practice this...

Sometimes you can’t quite put your finger on why there is a level of discord across your team. Often, no single incident propels this negativity, so you cannot address it in a...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed course and has approved total shoulder replacements and several other procedures to be reimbursed when...

Leaders often find themselves in the position of doing more with less — less supplies, less staff, less time to get everything in perfect order before the next wave of cases...

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