OR Overhaul: 5 Surgical Site Improvements Every Leader Should Make Today

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Sponsored by: Top Leadership Teams

presented on August 6, 2008

How profitable is your OR?

Even the most advanced hospitals struggle to overcome the OR’s inefficiencies that erode profit margins.

Listen to HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute Webcast about the 5 changes you need to implement today to make your OR more profitable tomorrow. Learn how:

Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC restructured its leadership model to enhance OR efficiency and profitability without building.

Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, used traditional nursing-led management to undertake a major building and improvement project that includes 35 ORs.

As our expert panelists walk you through the 5 changes, you will learn how to:
Establish metrics to ensure improvement and accountability
Understand costs
Identify OR customers (and better serve them)
Improve scheduling, turnover, and the use of block time
Identify new staffing models
Use technology to truly be more efficient


Presentation (60 minutes)

  1. Why the OR matters
  2. 5 Improvements:
    1. Establish key metrics to ensure improvement and accountability
    2. Run your OR like a business
    3. Improve scheduling/block time
    4. Rethink the table of organization and OR staffing
    5. Increase efficiency with technology

Question and answer session (30 minutes)


Jayne R. Byrd, MSN, Associate Vice President of Surgical Services at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. Byrd provides strategic focus and operational efficiency through the following: Surgery Executive Committee; Patient Care Services Leadership Team; Patient Safety Committee; Department of Surgery; Executive Leadership Team; and  Strategic Planning Committee.

Dr. Donald Kastenbaum, MD, Vice Chair, Orthopedic Surgery, Assistant Vice President/Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY since 2007. Dr Kastenbaum is an authority in the field of orthopaedic surgery and a recognized expert in hip and knee surgery. At Beth Israel, Dr. Kastenbaum has served as President of the Medical Board, and is currently Chairman of the Committee on Surgery. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kastenbaum lectures and operates worldwide.

Dr. David Shulkin, MD, CEO, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, since July 2005. Prior to joining Beth Israel, Dr. Shulkin served as Chief Medical Officer at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he helped develop a nationally recognized error reduction program. He also has written or contributed to hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials and professional letters, and has received numerous awards for his work in healthcare quality improvement.


This educational event is intended for hospital C-suite executives and senior-level decision-makers. Relevant titles include:

  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CNO
  • CMO
  • OR directors
  • OR administrators

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