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OR Excellence Awards - September 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 3 T he Cataract Van has been pulling up to our facility for 13 years, unloading its precious cargo in our driveway and magically transforming our ORs into sparkling eye suites a few days a month. Be it 5 or 15, when the day's cases are done, a tech wheels the phaco machine back onto the van and drives off until the next visit. Welcome to roll-on, roll-off cataracts. The on-demand outsourcing model suits our 2-OR multi-specialty surgery center especially well. We do 450 to 600 cataract cases per year, certainly not an insignificant number, but probably not enough to justify buying our own equip- Sheila Boland, BSN, RN | Chesterfield, Mo. There's That Cataract Van Again Does outsourcing cataracts make sense for your facility? • DRIVE-UP SERVICE A mobile service delivers everything — equipment, supplies, personnel — the Chesterfield (Mo.) Surgery Center needs to perform cataract surgery a few days a month. Sheila Boland, BSN, RN

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