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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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of Ms. Scott's recommendations have resulted in a few eye rolls in the OR — at least initially. "Several years ago she demanded that anes- thesia providers mark sites before placing regional blocks," says Dr. Vitcov. "We didn't think that was necessary, but then a wrong- site block occurred at our affiliated hospital a few weeks later. There was a lot less push- back after that." Ms. Scott has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to patient safety, and she's instilled that forward-thinking attitude in every member of her staff. "They're the ones who really take patient safety personally," says Dr. Vitcov. "From our techs to our nurs- es, we have staff champions here." — Daniel Cook 6 4 O U T P A T 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 O R E X C E L L E N C E AWA R D S O R E X C E L L E N C E AWA R D S

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