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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 34 2017 OR EXCELLENCE AWARDS For these 7 winners, a commitment to going beyond the "call of duty" is in their DNA. 36 PATIENT SAFETY "Burning Bruce" Drives Home the Reality of Surgical Fires Frighteningly realistic drills are the norm for the Stony Point Surgery Center. 43 PAIN CONTROL When Total Joint Patients Want to Kick Up Their Heels At Houston Physicians' Hospital, a multifaceted initiative has dramatically improved pain scores and recoveries. 49 STAFF SAFETY Standing up for Surgical Smoke Safety The staff at Dosher Memorial Hospital banded together to protect themselves — and surgeons — from the dan- gers of toxic plumes. 54 PATIENT SATISFACTION Hired to Exceed Expectations For the staff of Mackinac Straits Health System Surgery Center, going "above and beyond" is part of the job. 61 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT This ENT Center Sees Strength in Numbers The Surgery Center of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes a team approach to purging unnecessary costs. 68 SSI PREVENTION A Bridge Between Infection Prevention and the OR A late career switch stamping out surgical site infections. 78 ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP How to Become a Green Machine Environmentally conscious Deaconess Hospital finds value in a recycling program aimed at "doing what's right." 82 Can You Pass Our Electrosurgery Quiz Find out how much your surgeons and staff know about the science of surgical energy. Kendal Gapinski | Contributing Editor 91 Deep Dive Into VTE Prevention Match prophylaxis to patient-specific risks to guard against clot formation. Christopher J. Pannucci, MD, MS, FAWM 98 Secrets to Speedy OR Turnover Times How to turn rooms over safely and efficiently. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief Contents September 2017 • Vol. XVIII, No. 9 Features 82 91 98

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