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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 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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S ame-day total joints continues to be one of surgery's hottest specialties. Patient demand is increasing at an exponential rate, progressive surgeons want to perform the procedures and insurers end up spending less for high-quality care. "Adding the procedures is a great way to position your facility for the future of outpa- tient orthopedics," says Darci Nagorski, administrator and CEO of the St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center. Ms. Nagorski and key members of St. Cloud's clinical team will run an informative and interactive workshop at OR Excellence, during which they'll share the insights and expertise they've gained from replacing 1,200 joints since launching their own program nearly 5 years ago. • Coordinated care. Ms. Nagorski will dis- cuss the challenges and opportunities of working with an independent group of orthopedic surgeons who bring cases to her multispecialty facility. Making the arrangement work demands clear and effective communication. "We're con- stantly making sure our goals are aligned," says Ms. Nagorski. "That begins with confirming patients are appropriate candidates to have their joints replaced in 2 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9 Darci Nagorski St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center Build a World-Class Total Joints Program • Spent 16 years oversee- ing 4 outpatient imaging centers and 3 hospital radiology departments. • Has served 2 years as administrator/CEO of the St. Cloud Surgical Center, an 11-room facil- ity performing about 10,000 multispecialty cases a year. • Sits on the board of directors of the Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Speaker Profile

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