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January 21, 2020

Since outpatient surgical facilities have a lower risk of infection and provide quality care at a lower price, it’s no wonder they continue to grow in popularity. Sullivan Healthcare Consulting has partnered with many hospitals and physicians in developing and managing...

A well-functioning Preanesthesia Screening (PAS) program prepares patients for surgery prior to the day of surgery. PAS affects the day of surgery by minimizing surgical services delays, unanticipated workups, and potential case cancellations. These negative events dir...

November 7, 2019

Today’s surgical program needs to be both efficient and marketable. Balancing the use of expensive resources while making room for program growth can be challenging to say the least. A strong perioperative program requires solid guidelines, reliable data, and steadfast...

October 10, 2019

What is being done to minimize the risk of using dirty or unsterile surgical instruments? The sophistication of surgical instruments has increased over the years, and as a result, hospitals must take a closer look at the efficiency of their sterile processing departmen...

August 22, 2019

Turnover rates remain one of the top challenges for OR managers and a major dissatisfier for surgeons. Implementation of a comprehensive turnover time program is critical to the success of the perioperative department and requires an in-depth understanding of industry...

Finding the right leadership for the sterile processing department (SPD) can be tricky. Sullivan has found that many SPD leaders are exceptional technicians but not great leaders. In The Peter Principle, Laurence J. Peter writes, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends t...

From acquiring a new vendor to overseeing the process of delivery, managing vendor relationships in the surgery supply chain is a complex matter—a delicate dance between hospital staff and vendors alike. It is no surprise that supply chain inefficiencies are costing he...

Today’s perioperative healthcare providers face a growing challenge: efficient capacity utilization. Frequent PACU backups and the inability to discharge patients to an inpatient care unit create bottlenecks and impede patient care. It is essential to smooth operations...

Focusing on your surgery scheduling program can result in improved financial and operational efficiencies. Over decades of evaluating surgery scheduling programs, we have identified the typical characteristics of an ineffective scheduling program:

  • Late surgeons, ane...