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

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aprons for certain staff members. "If they're too big and too heavy, they can be tough on the back," says Ms. Plett. Worth it? Thompson Peak's staff retention and satisfac- tion scores are all the proof Ms. Plett needs to know that her safety efforts are well worth the effort and expense. "Having been a staff person, it's nice to know that somebody is listen- ing and cares about what you think," she says. "That is huge. Staff's opinions count. I like to listen. Usually when concerns start bubbling up, they're related to safety. I take them seriously and like to be proactive. I don't like to wait until something happens." On Ms. Plett's watch, chances are they won't. — Dan O'Connor 7 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 Pat Plett, BNRN, MS-HSA, CNOR z SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS Staff at Honorhealth Scottsdale (Ariz.) Thompson Peak Medical Center get a $40 credit each year to purchase slip-proof shoes.

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