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OSE_1309_part2_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:23 PM Page 78 2013 Awards Party Without the Pressure Andrews Institute ASC, Gulf Breeze, Fla. Hosting an annual holiday party for your employees always seems like a good idea, but December is so full of events and preparations that scheduling conflicts and seasonal stress threaten to tarnish the cheer. So change the holiday LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Andrews and celebrate Mardi Gras instead, during Institute ASC's Mardi Gras hostesses. the less-hectic late winter or early spring, says Barbara J. Holder, RN, BSN, LHRM, the center's QA coordinator. Kick Staff Meetings Up a Notch Fremont (Neb.) Surgical Center Here's something that'll liven up a routine staff meeting. Separate the attendees into teams. Then give each a sheet of printer paper and a small paper clip, tell them to make paper airplanes, and see whose can fly the furthest. Or: Ask each team to identify 7 characteristics all of its members have in common. Or: Have AN ACTIVE AGENDA The staff that gets to know one another works together better. them write and sing songs about your center and its cases to a tune everyone knows, like a Christmas carol or "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Everyone will get a laugh out of it, and if you've got a competitive staff, you can award small prizes to the winners, but there's much more to be gained from team-building activities that break down the usual communication barriers, says Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, RN, MSN, MBA, CASC, administrator. 7 8 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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