Tag: ASC

Hospital transfers and the new Medicare rules…

Hospital transfers and the new Medicare rules…

When we have to facilitate a hospital transfer, we have to shift into high gear.  Not only do we have to ensure a safe and smooth patient transition, we have to re-route other facility operations as we shift focus, all while being concerned for our […]

They say you can’t go home again…

They say you can’t go home again…

  I am writing my blog this week as I sit in an old friend’s breakfast restaurant drinking coffee in the town where I grew up.  I came here for a long weekend to visit some great friends. It has been nostalgic driving down the streets where I […]

The day I met Jeff Foxworthy by my surgery center

The day I met Jeff Foxworthy by my surgery center

A couple of years ago, I was getting ready for a busy day at my surgery center.  I got up showered, dressed, ran out the door got to work, and got in my scrubs.  It was one of those early mornings that taking the extra […]

Who is Anita Dorr and why should you thank her?

Who is Anita Dorr and why should you thank her?

  This is a picture of Anita Dorr.I recently learned that it turns out that Anita started out as an OR nurse, became a nursing supervisor, then joined the Army Nurse Corps to care for the injured during World War II.  When she returned from […]

The Driveway Incident and the school of hard knocks…

The Driveway Incident and the school of hard knocks…

I have a confession…I am a car girl.  I love cars, especially muscle cars.  If I win the lottery, I will buy a 60’s model GTO.  My current car isn’t  my dream car, but it is a beautiful color blue, and I treat it lovingly. […]

Check your dance moves…

Check your dance moves…

I once had a conversation with a surgeon about his frustration with a hospital due to  slow turnover.  He lamented that, at worst, it could be an hour or more.  He shared that their process included a turnover team that came in for both the […]

When Mother Nature decides to help schedule…

When Mother Nature decides to help schedule…

  I am sure that many of us were faced with weather challenges recently.  Here in the south, we hear the words ice and snow…  bread and milk get purchased, gas tanks are filled, woodpiles are checked,and everyone rushes to get home. Similar events occur […]

Superbugs should only be in scary movies.

Superbugs should only be in scary movies.

If you are anything like me, you sighed out loud in hearing about the outbreaks this week at some care facilities linked to potentially contaminated scopes. The word superbug should  be only something found in scary movies, yet is unfortunately very real.

The Front Desk…Manning the fort effectively

The Front Desk…Manning the fort effectively

I recently had the opportunity to review all the stuff we do at the front desk. It made me realize how important that front desk staff person is to the center.  Not only are they the facility gatekeeper, they are the worried caregiver soothers, traffic […]

Patient teaching:  Our podium is often a stretcher.

Patient teaching: Our podium is often a stretcher.

  My mom is a retired teacher.  I remember having to go to school in late summer with her so that she could set up her classroom. I loved the anticipation of it all…the fresh chalk, creating bulletin boards, and the new books. It inspired […]