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Helping Hand - July 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 On the Cover Robots have long been the expensive toys only mammoth health systems could afford, but that dynamic is changing as emerging platforms and increased competition drive down price and make "bots" accessible to centers of all sizes and budgets. Laparoscopic sur- geon Amit Trivedi, MD, makes the clinical and financial case for investing in the "helping hand" that lets surgeons per- form better and lets facilities market themselves as local providers of cutting-edge care. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo courtesy of Pascack Valley Medical Center 8 26 8 Ideas That Work • Go green with blue wrap tote bags • Remember your true calling • The case for dedicated block nurses 16 Staffing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Administrators DeeDee Dalke, CPPM, CPC 22 Medical Malpractice Right Surgery, Wrong Patient, Big Trouble Jerene Stremick, BSN, RN, LNC 26 Safety 5 Injectable Medication Tips Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM, LNC 28 Legal Update Leveling the Payment Field for Surgery William Prentice 32 Business Advisor 3 Rival Hospitals Own the Same Surgery Center Ryan Hope, MD 36 Economic Intelligence What's the Lifetime Value of a Patient? Mark F. Weiss, JD 108 Thinking of Buying … Surgical Gloves Find the fit, feel and level of protection your surgeons and staff desire. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor 122 Product News 128 Behind Closed Doors What's on the Menu for Breakfast? Paula Watkins, RN Departments

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