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OR Excellence Awards - September 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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22 COVER STORY 2020 OR Excellence Awards Meet the Year's Standout Performers in Surgery 23 Patient Safety Passionate About Advocating for Patients The surgical teams at UPMC Horizon and Jameson prioritize protecting those in their care. 27 Patient Satisfaction Easing Minds at the Front Door The outpatient surgery team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania reduced the anxiety of surgery patients and their loved ones at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. 31 Employee Safety Always Looking Out for One Another The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology East at Gateway ensures personal protection remains a top priority. 35 Pain Control Reducing Post-op Pain and Turnover Times The opioid-sparing protocol at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital benefits from blocks placed in the PACU before surgery. 38 Financial Management It All Adds Up to Significant Savings Eye 35 ASC relies on teamwork, smart supply usage and clear communication to operate in the black. 42 Environmental Stewardship A Group Effort to Go Green The entire team at the Ambulatory Surgical Center at St. Cloud VA Health Care System is committed to reducing the facility's environmental footprint. 45 Infection Prevention Getting as Close to Zero SSIs as Possible Improved hand hygiene and proper antibiotic adminis- tration are part of the protocols that keep infection rates low at Kaiser Permanente Tysons Corner ASC. 48 The Essentials of Endoscope Care Proper cleaning, disinfecting and storage protocols prevent cross-contamination. Danielle Bouchat-Friedman | Associate Editor 54 Secrets of High-Volume Cataract Facilities It's a simple surgery. The hard part is keeping your facility running as efficiently as possible. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor Contents September 2020 • Vol. XXI, No. 9 Features 48 54 58 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 3 OR EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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