Perioperative Consulting

In most hospitals, the perioperative department is the highest cost center but also the department with the highest margin potential. If you need help bringing your surgery program up to best practice standards, SHC can offer you sound solutions.

Our project teams provide hospitals and health systems with comprehensive perioperative program assessments and recommendations that result in improved operational efficiency and increased income. To learn more about our perioperative services, download a flier or contact us below. 

Each project is customized to meet your individual needs. SHC can provide some or all of the following perioperative program assistance. Additionally, we offer implementation services for any recommendations made.

Best Practice Perioperative Program Analysis

A high-level assessment of the entire perioperative program

The Best Practice Perioperative Program Analysis is our most requested service offering. Typically completed quickly - often in 6-8 weeks - it is characterized by a broad examination of the perioperative program, extensive use of comparative benchmarks and active medical staff involvement. During your Best Practice Analysis, our consultants will identify opportunities to maximize your perioperative department, including ensuring consistently high-quality care, improving productivity, increasing operating room utilization, creating an accurate schedule, expanding schedule access, reducing cost per case, etc. 

In this assessment, we typically evaluate governance, surgery scheduling, presurgical screening, service line organization and patient throughput.

Best Practice Surgery Scheduling

A deep dive into your surgery and block scheduling

Sullivan Healthcare Consulting has developed proven methods of addressing common causes of dysfunctional scheduling programs. Our consultants will establish a customized scheduling process for your organization that will improve facility utilization, increase the number of cases scheduled each day, allow elective cases to start as scheduled, maintain effective utilization of resources, decrease cost per case, provide accurate schedules, etc.

Presurgical Screening Assessment

A deep dive into your presurgical screening program

During a Presurgical Screening Assessment engagement, our consultants will help you identify the unique challenges of your current patient management program and address them with a new or redesigned program. Our team will focus on improving operational efficiency, reducing costs and maximizing income. 

Perioperative Department Organization and Staffing Assessment

A deep-dive assessment of your perioperative organization and needs

A perioperative department composed of specialty teams provides OR staff with the best opportunity to succeed. During a Perioperative Department Organization and Staffing Assessment, our consultants will help you determine the number of specialty teams you need, address FTE needs based on your coverage plan and develop role descriptions and training materials for each perioperative staff position.

Perioperative Education

Assistance in building or growing your perioperative education program

Perhaps the most critical component of a specialty team program is tiered perioperative education that meets OR nurses and support staff where they are and provides them with the required skills for their respective positions. We will provide you with a seasoned perioperative education consultant who can work alone or with your clinical educator.

Patient Throughput Assessment

A deep dive into your patient throughput

By optimizing patient throughput, quality and profitability can be significantly improved. A well-developed and properly executed patient throughput process will meet patient expectations and surgeon needs, and reduce cost per case. In a Patient Throughput Assessment optimization project, our consultants will spend time learning current workflows and identifying opportunities for improvement. Partnered with a workflow redesign team composed of multiple levels of client staff members and management, our consultants will educate team members on best practice standards for OR case time definitions and sequencing of activities.

Surgical Facility Planning & Design

Assistance planning for the future of your surgical facility

We are frequently contacted by healthcare organizations that are developing facility plans that will include a Sterile Processing Department (SPD). We are also contacted by architectural firms and asked to review plans they are preparing for hospital clients. 

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Sullivan Healthcare Consulting

6A-170 The Donway West

Suite 357

Toronto, Ontario M3C 2E8​​

Tel: 866-303-8968


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