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Work-Life Balance - January 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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"and a lot of the things we do don't cost anything. It doesn't cost anything to be nice. It doesn't cost anything to be thoughtful and kind." Meanwhile, an Ohio administrator says her criteria for bonuses aren't explicitly spelled out. But she knows what matters most when her physician-owners get together at the end of the year. Her bonus, she says, stems from "the fact that the center runs seamlessly, and the physicians don't have to get involved in issues and problems with staffing and day-to-day operations." That's her job, and she does it well. "They're very happy with that," she says. "If they weren't pleased with the direction of the facility and my performance, they wouldn't be inclined to give me a bonus." — Jim Burger J a n u a r y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 4 9 weekend a month." There were days, she says, when she'd get home at 9 p.m., get called back in from midnight to 3 a.m., and then have to get up early and go back into work. Being able to leave work at 5 p.m. every day and know that the day is done feels almost too good to be true, she says. Not that her current job isn't demanding. She still puts in long hours, but she's made work- life balance a priority, as she adjusts to her newly found freedom. "It's still hard at times to believe," she says. "Sometimes the first thought in my head if someone suggests something for the weekend is, That sounds like fun, but am I on call? I hope I'm not on call." She isn't. And she's making it a point to enjoy her leisure time. "I go home after work and still think about work-related things, but it's not like physically being at work," she says. "I don't have computer access from home, and there's a definite line drawn between work and what I do at home."

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