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Is Your Turnover Team Fast Enough? - August 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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John D. Kelly IV, MD CUTTING REMARKS 1 2 0 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 | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 Going Under the Strife at Our New ASC Our new center is giving us a major migraine — and it's yet to open. I f all goes as planned, by the time you're reading this, we will have moved into our new ambulatory care center, where we'll now perform all of our out- patient cases. We'll convert our hybrid inpatient-outpatient OR to a major-case-only venue. You might not think so, but the transition to the new facility has generated a host of problems, ranging from personnel issues to equipment appropria- tions. Lots of fun! • We only hire saints. Once word was out about the new surgicenter, applica- tions were open to any and all employees. Trouble was, the criteria for hire were harsher than the admissions requirements at Harvard. Only the exceptional need apply. Rumors of requisites like "no record of tardiness," "no prior history of reprimands" and "stellar reviews" ran amok in the OR. Folks were despondent realizing no one short of Mother Teresa would make the cut for employment at our new, gleaming facility. Even Nelson Mandela was reprimanded in his lifetime! Last I heard, the requirements were toned down a bit. Thank heavens. Maybe they'll even let me in! • No overnight stays. Since the new center will not be able to admit WORRY WART Our new surgery center is giving us plenty to fret about.

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