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OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

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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J U N E 2 0 1 5 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 5 I t's somehow fitting that San Antonio will be the host city for OR Excellence 2015 in October. For that's where, back in 2008, we here at Outpatient Surgery Magazine offi- cially announced that we were launch- ing a yearly educational and network- ing conference, a live event to accom- pany our monthly magazine, our weekly e-mail newsletter and our daily digital news stories. Our intentions were good, but our timing was awful. Little did we know that we'd be launching our show smack in the middle of an economic recession. Vendors were pumping the brakes on advertising and exhibiting while surgical facilities were slashing their travel budgets. Facility leaders who wanted to join us simply couldn't. "I just had to fire 3 staff members," one OR manager told us. "How would it look it I hopped on a plane to San Francisco to go to a conference?" Undeterred, we marched on into the unknown, fearful that nobody would show up to the party we were throw- ing. As is often the case, our worries were unfounded. Attendance was strong — not what San Antonio Rivercenter San Antonio, Texas October 14-16 orexcellence.com Hope to See You in San Antonio for ORX VII Come feel the difference at surgery's funnest, friendliest conference. where leaders meet, learn and grow together z EXPAND YOUR NETWORK When you leave ORX, it won't just be with new knowledge on how to run a more efficient and effective facility. You'll also leave with a new set of peers to call on when you're searching for a new idea, an answer or just to chat.

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