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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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F rom the filters in their facemasks to the soles of their non-slip shoes, the surgi- cal staff at Honorhealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., might be the best-pro- tected group in all the land. And they have Pat Plett, BNRN, MS-HSA, CNOR, the winner of this year's OR Excellence Award for Staff Safety, to thank for making employee safety a top priority. "My motto is, if I get told no the first time I ask for a staff safety purchase, I just have to do a better job the next time," says the pleasantly persistent Ms. Plett, 56, the clinical director of periop- erative services. "No does not mean I'm not going to ask again. It just means I have to do my homework a little better and have a little more research to show." When it comes to protecting her staff from harm on the job, Ms. Plett will spare 6 5 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T O R E X C E L L E N C E AWA R D S Staff Safety Honorhealth Scottsdale (Ariz.) Thompson Peak Medical Center spares no expense to keep its staff safe. z LOOKING SHARP Ms. Plett ordered custom-made lead aprons for staff who work a lot of X-ray cases. Pat Plett, BNRN, MS-HSA, CNOR S p o n s o r e d b y

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