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by Staci Jones
In today's fast-paced,cutting-edge healthcare climate, hospitals must provide an operating room environment that meets the demands of the surgeons and customers, while at the same time providing excellent care and outcomes. Our community-based surgical hospital has successfully met this challenge through efficiency strategies and solutions.
Historically, hospital operating rooms are stereotyped as slow, delayed and stringent. In contrast, Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) evolved as prompt, flexible and accommodating. So the hospital leadership established the motto "Run like an ASC!" To accomplish this task, our staff focused on efficiency processes, then developed goals and strategies for success.
Efficiency goals to improve customer satisfaction: We value your time.
Efficiency strategies in the OR: We evaluated our processes and identified opportunities for improvement. Our philosophy was to implement one strategy at a time, not initiating something new until it became a natural part of our daily operations. Our strategies:
Efficiency in the OR provides results: We intend to set ourselves apart from other hospitals by adapting to meet our customers' needs and exceeding their expectations. When we meet this goal, we are given:
"If you want work well done, select a busy man..." - Elbert Hubbard
Staci Jones is the Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist McKinney Hospital in Texas. She has 16 years of experience in nurse and specializes in emergency department and medical/surgical nursing. Jones is a certified professional in Healthcare Quality, with seven years of experience in nursing leadership.
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