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DCCS Perioperative Results

Community Hospital- Northwest Washington

Through a Perioperative Assessment, DCCS Surgery Management Improvement Group identified opportunities for improving:

  • Organization & Staffing

  • Leadership Development

  • Regulatory Compliance & Quality

  • Instrument Processing

  • Surgery Materials Management

  • Schedule Planning & Administration

The SMIG Team performed a thorough program assessment, identification of strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for improvement. Working with a multidisciplinary surgical team, the hospital successfully implemented enhancements in operational processes that improved patient care, physician, and staff satisfaction.

Major Accomplishments Include:
  • Revised OR, Preop and PACU staffing plan to align with patient volume and department needs

  • Filled vacant staff positions; facilitated revised recruitment strategy and made case for elevation of Surgical Tech compensation to match market

  • Facilitated shift of non-clinical/ clerical functions from nursing to support staff

  • Improved timeliness of arrival of surgeon and anesthesia team members and first case on time case start

  • Supported perioperative team with preparation and "Go Live" of major Meditech IT system upgrade

  • Initiated formation of surgery governance model and multidisciplinary Design Teams to participate in implementation of identified improvements in patient throughput, scheduling, case instrument and supply preparation, materials storage

  • Revised personnel flow through semi-restricted and restricted areas of OR to comply with regulatory requirements

  • Re-organized equipment flow and storage in Operating Rooms

  • Participated in screening, hiring, onboarding and transition to new director

Our team of highly experienced Perioperative consultants deliver realistic and sustainable solutions for our clients.

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