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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

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success of any outpa- tient joints program, according to Dr. Lucey. "These patients aren't like your typical orthopedic cases," he says. "Your center needs to be able to accommodate patients who linger longer than your ACL or rotator cuff repairs." Beyond the bricks The Greensboro surgeons credit Jennifer Graham, the center's CEO, with helping to make the transition to the new building smooth and successful. She knew that outfitting the facility for a successful outpa- tient joints program wasn't just about designing spaces and buying the right equipment — the program needed to be built around a strong clinical team, which makes a bigger difference than the size of the OR and what's in it. Nurses who know how to work joint procedures will help convince surgeons to move their cases to your center. "You need to have a great team in place," says Dr. Byers. "Our joint guys can come into our cen- ter and get 3 or 4 cases done before noon. That might take them all day in a hospital." OSM 2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 1 8 We wanted to create something that provided low-cost and quality care for our patients. — John Byers, MD

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