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4 3 J U N E 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT 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 they don't work from an infection control standpoint," she says. Still, the move to the new space was successful well beyond her expecta- tions. "We had our share of growing pains, but staff and surgeons love it," she says. "They feel like they're working in a new hospital." A new and comfortable hospital. OSM E-mail dcook @outpatientsurg ery.net . S T A F F S A T I S F A C T I O N Don't ignore the importance of the seemingly little things that make a big difference to your staff, like a comfortable area where they can go to get off their feet, exhale and escape the rigors of the OR, if only for a few minutes. Natural light sources at Belleville General Hospital in Ontario, Canada, were limited to 2 windows: One that faced outside and another that opened into the hospital's large atrium. "That's where we built the new staff lounge," says Janet Baragar, RN, program director of surgical servic- es at Quinte Health Care, who points out the break room is outfitted with comfortable couches, a new dining table and a flat screen television. "It's tremendously important for staff to take their cherished breaks in a com- fortable area filled with natural light." — Daniel Cook MAJOR PERK An Oasis Outside the OR ROOM WITH A VIEW Staff need a comfortable place to relax. OSE_1406_part2_Layout 1 6/13/14 11:40 AM Page 43

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