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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2019

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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M A R C H 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 9 S terile process- ing depart- ments are no longer architec- tural afterthoughts dropped into a win- dowless room on a facility's bottom floor. They're bright, high- tech spaces where skilled instrument techs perform one of surgery's most impor- tant jobs. "Ours is like a big, well-lit laboratory with lots of windows, so everybody can look in," says Pietro A. Memmo, MD, co-owner and assistant director of the brand-new Orthopedic Associates of Hartford Surgery Center in Rocky Hill, Conn. "Sterile processing is a critical part of our opera- tion, so we want people to be able to watch what's going on." Dr. Memmo and other surgical leaders who recently opened new facili- ties offer these tips for building must-see sterile processing spaces. 7 Keys to Smart Sterile Processing Design Bright and spacious areas are becoming centerpieces of instrument care. • CLEAN LIVING Reprocessing techs are essential staff members whose workplace needs deserve to be prioritized. Orthopedic Associates of Hartford Surgery Center Jim Burger | Contributing Editor

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