Tag: strategies

Writing Quality Studies can be easy peasy…

Writing Quality Studies can be easy peasy…

I know that writing Quality Studies can be challenging. What do we study? How do we study? How do I get it into the format I need to meet accreditation? I’ve had to write many a study and have helped others as well. I’ve seen […]

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 […]

Banding together…Looking for better ways to identify our patients.

Banding together…Looking for better ways to identify our patients.

  I recently worked with a facility that used red allergy bands they had sharpie markered with each patient’s allergies. They get kudos for patient safety, but it was definitely not the most efficient practice. I could just see the staff going through each chart, […]

The adventures of running a Surgery Center

The adventures of running a Surgery Center

  It takes a certain kind of person to manage a surgery center. We have to be smart. We have to be great at multi-tasking, have a significant backbone and thick skin, super organized, and do it all with a smile. Some days are easier […]