Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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increases the risk of making cost- ly mistakes that end up being sig- nificant and expensive headaches. 3 Focus on function first Efficient patient flow is the most important thing; an ineffi- cient design makes life much, much harder for your surgeons and staff. Our current ORs are standardized for general orthope- dic cases. Having standardized room set-ups means our surgical team knows the equipment they need is always on hand and in the same spot. We'll use the same arrangement in the new facility and have built extra rooms near the ORs where spine-specific equipment such as C-arms and Jackson tables will be stored until needed. That smart storage solution will keep the ORs and corridors free of clutter. Build your facility to accommodate the number of cases you expect to host as soon as it opens, but also set aside space that you can grow into as case volumes continue to increase. In our new cen- ter, we're building 8 ORs, 2 of which will be 600 square feet — plen- ty of room for spine and total joints — and the other 6 will be the standard 400 square feet. We framed out 2 cells that can be turned into larger ORs if and when our spine volume increases. We also planned ahead and know where we'll put the extra recovery bays and additional waiting room space that more cases will require. OSM M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 5 • CAPITAL EXPENSE The budget to purchase the specialized equipment needed to perform spine procedures could easily surpass $1 million. Ms. Collier (doris.collier@sosbones.com) is the administrator of Specialists One Day Surgery in Syracuse, N.Y.

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