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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 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 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 | V o l . X V I , N o . 9 C O N T E N T S 106 On the Cover The 7 th annual OR Excellence Awards recognize surgery's top performing teams, the all-stars dedicated to treating patients in facilities focused on safety, cost-savings and sustainable care. Take a few minutes to learn about best practices from the deserving winners and set your sights on being among next year's honorees. Cover design by Ethan Anderson F E A T U R E S 2015 OR EXCELLENCE AWARDS 48 The Best of the Best Here are your 2015 OR Excellence Award Winners. 50 Financial Management Rockford (Ill.) Gastroenterology Associates is dedicated to its financial mission. 56 Patient Safety Incredibly realistic drills and a staff of true believers protect patients at the Presidio Surgery Center in San Francisco. 65 Staff Safety Honorhealth Scottsdale (Ariz.) Thompson Peak Medical Center spares no expense to keep its staff safe. 76 Pain Control 20,253 regional blocks later, the Andrews Institute's patients are free of pain and opioids. 82 Patient Satisfaction The little extras add up to big satisfaction scores at Dakota Eye Surgery Center in Bismarck, N.D. 89 Infection Control A back-to-basics approach curbs the infection rate at Mercy Tiffin (Ohio) Hospital. 98 Environmental Stewardship Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minn.,goes green for its community. 106 Image-Guided Sinus Surgery: The New Standard of Care? A growing number of surgeons and patients are demanding the game-changing technology. Brett Scotch, DO, FAOCO 115 Microlaparoscopy: A Shortcut to Better Outcomes It's time to think small when it comes to certain procedures. Aurora Pryor, MD 122 Upgrade Your GI Service With These Products 7 innovations that can make endoscopy more efficient. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 130 Make the Switch to Non-Latex Gloves Your team will swear off latex gloves for good if you provide them with quality synthetic alternatives. Robert G. Hamilton, PhD, D(ABMLI) 136 Your Primer on Plasma Cutting And Coagulation Devices These little 'lightsabers' let your surgeons gently slice and seal tissue. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor

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