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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 • 6 1 A serious financial crisis is no time for fun and games. Or is it? When the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., was facing tough financial times early this year, they had an idea so crazy it just might work. Let's hold a sys- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest | Allentown, Pa. SM Sponsored by The Perioperative Olympics In one quarter, 52 staff-generated, gold-medal, money-saving ideas have resulted in $121,000 in savings. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief OR Excellence Award Winner • PRUNING THE PACK Custom packs have gotten small- er at the Lehigh Valley Health Network now that prefer- ence cards are procedure cards. Lehigh Valley Health Network

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