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OSE_1309_part1_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:30 PM Page 6 2013 FEATURES OR Excellence Award Winners Awards 46 COVER STORY Is Surgery Ready for Price Transparency? The doctors who run the Surgery Center of Oklahoma — and winners of this year's financial management award — are out to expose much more than their own prices. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 64 Patient Safety If malignant hyperthermia ever strikes, the team at Cityview Surgery Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is ready. 70 Infection Control The OR and central sterile staffs at the Callahan Eye Hospital Health Care Authority in Birmingham, Ala., work together to make real change happen. 77 Staff and Patient Satisfaction The Surgi-Center of Central Virginia in Fredericksburg keeps them engaged. 84 Pain Management Pre-op analgesia makes the difference at the Texas Health Women's Specialty Surgery Center in Dallas. Anesthesiologist Keith Smith, MD, is pushing for transparency in health care by posting all-inclusive prices for surgery online. 90 11 GI Efficiency-Boosters You Can Implement Today Sensible solutions to help your endo suites run as safely and as profitably as possible. Outpatient Surgery Editors 99 A review of the milestones that have helped advance the quality of the images laparoscopic surgeons work with. Proudly serving surgical facility leaders in hospitals, ASCs and offices for 14 years. September 2013 | Vol. XIV, No. 9 outpatientsurgery.net Here's to Better Laparoscopic Views Gerald Fried, MD 107 What's New in Trocar Technology The latest innovations in laparoscopic access that improve surgical safety, efficiency and economy. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 116 What Surgeons Want When Cutting & Sealing Choosing the right instrument boils down to performance, reliability and safety. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 121 How Mesh Manages Better Outcomes A once-overlooked supply's innovations are part of the solution. Guy Voeller, MD, FACS 136 Get the Most Out of Your Time Out Construct time outs so that your surgeons and staff are engaged. John R. Clarke, MD 6 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2013

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