Full Conference Agenda

The 2024 OR Business Management Conference Program is packed with sessions that will help you maximize efficiencies, identify revenue opportunities and increase the profitability of the surgical suite while ensuring superior patient satisfaction.

Monday, February 5

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sponsored by:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops, Staffing, Quality/Safety, Finance, Operations, Leadership
Hazel Boyd, MBA, Operations Manager, Transforming Tomorrow, Boston Children's Hospital
Bethany Daily, MHA, BA, Executive Director, Perioperative Services and Healthcare Systems Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital
Sheila Stein, CNS, RN, FNP-BC, CRNFA, Nurse Practitioner, Robotics Coordinator, Cayuga Medical Center

Effective OR business management skills are critical to ensure that surgical services run smoothly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. 

This training course will focus on key aspects of managing resources effectively, fostering teamwork, ensuring quality, and communicating effectively. Members from the committee will give lessons and scenarios on how to improve performance as it relates to core competencies to effectively manage the business side of the surgical suite. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Identify ways to develop and maintain a positive work environment and foster teamwork among staff. 
  • Explore quality management principles, including process improvement, risk management, and patient safety. 
  • Discover areas for cost savings, how to track expenses and how to manage budgets. 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops, Performance Improvement, Operations
Bob Medziuch, Vice President, Hasenstab Architects Inc.
Kaye Reiter, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Perioperative Subject Matter Expert and Consultant, Impact Advisors LLC
Kaycee Shiskowsky RN, MBA, NE-BC, EDAC, Manager of Clinical Planning and Design, UCHealth

Preparing for an OR renovation while keeping cases running is no easy task. Beginning a construction project and determining your workflow takes careful planning. How do you go about designing a new OR suite working within the square footage you have? Do you need an infection control risk assessment? How do you bring your space up to code? These are just some of the considerations to approaching a renovation project in the OR.

Attend this session to hear from one team on how they tackled one of the most challenging renovations. From redesigning the whole floor to determining their workflow, hear the lessons learned to master a successful renovation while keeping cases running.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize who should be part of your construction team to give input on the space design.
  • Describe the pre-planning stages from construction drawings to determining your workflow.
  • Discover how to keep cases scheduled and your ORs running during a renovation project.

Tuesday, February 6

6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sponsored by:
7:15 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Performance Improvement, Keynotes, Technology/AI, Data Analytics, Quality/Safety, Regulatory, Operations
Young Juhn, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and a Clinician Investigator, Mayo Clinic

U.S. healthcare organizations face major challenges in measuring and addressing the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH). However, SDOH plays a major role in treatment and patient outcomes, especially among the underserved. As healthcare providers, we are often constrained by a lack of validated, automated, scalable, standardized, and real-time patient data. This problem is further exacerbated from biased artificial intelligence (AI) tools and unfair risk adjustment models (RAM) used to assess performance and provide proper treatment.

Recognizing and addressing SDOH can lead to better health outcomes for individuals and communities. By addressing social factors that contribute to health disparities, healthcare systems can tailor care plans to individual needs. This personalized approach can lead to better adherence to treatment plans, improved patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction scores.

Join us for the opening keynote where Dr. Young Juhn, Research Chair, Mayo Clinic Health System, Director, AI Program of Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Director, Precision Population Science Lab at Mayo Clinic will share his research on how the national cloud-based HOUSES Platform is transforming the industry, modernizing healthcare, and positively impacting the financial health of organizations.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the current challenges for measuring and addressing SDOH in healthcare delivery.
  • Apply the HOUSES Index and its cloud-based platform to address the current national challenges for accurately measuring SDOH.
  • Give examples of ways to improve patient safety, quality and the financial health of an organization by applying the HOUSES index.

9:15 am - 10:15 am
Networking Events
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions, Operations, Technology/AI, Performance Improvement, Quality/Safety
S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD MPH, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and a Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The burden of clinical documentation on healthcare professionals has had a demonstrated negative impact on health care delivery. This burden leads to a variety of negative outcomes including clinician burnout and decreased job satisfaction as well as increased medical errors and hospital-acquired infections. 

In a joint effort, a national group of Health Informaticists and key industry stakeholders have put together a call-to-action plan targeting providers, health systems, health IT vendors and advocacy groups. The aim is to drive clinical documentation burden to a level equivalent to 25% of its present state within 5 years.

Attend this session to learn how the call-to-action plan is evolving, what that means for maintaining electronic health records in the future, and what you can do to reduce administrative burden in your health system.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the six domains of documentation burden.
  • Explore strategies to reduce administrative burden.
  • Establish guiding principles for adding documentation to EHRs.
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Finance, Operations, Breakout Sessions, Performance Improvement
Adam Becker, Assistant Vice President, Financial Operations, Perioperative Services, North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health
Ryan Ott, Manager, Financial Operations, Perioperative Services, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health
Kelly Treacy, Associate Executive Director of Perioperative Services, North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health

In recent years, North Shore University Hospital’s perioperative services team has cultivated a culture of cost-effectiveness through formation of interdisciplinary teams comprising surgeon and nurse manager leads, along with frontline team members.


These teams have been focused on generating cost savings through product standardization, tray rationalization, and preference card management. By implementing these measures, they have successfully achieved nearly $1 million in savings.

Attend this session to learn the steps they took and how you can reduce costs without compromising patient care in your facility.

Learning objectives:

  • Calculate high yield cost savings opportunities in the operating room.
  • Explain concepts of a multidisciplinary approach to change management.
  • Develop strategies to utilize data and analytics to derive cost savings insights.
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Outpatient, Technology/AI, Regulatory, Breakout Sessions
Andrew Cerroni, Research Associate, Cleveland Research Company
Jamie Clow, Research Analyst, Cleveland Research Company

Market and regulatory changes are leading to the migration of traditional inpatient procedures to lower-cost settings. Attend this session to hear the latest intelligence from the investment analyst community on trends impacting the future of healthcare delivery models. Learn how hospitals can prepare for the shift to outpatient procedures and how commercial payers are reacting.

Learning objectives:

  • Discover the latest innovations in orthopedics, spine and cardiovascular procedures in the outpatient setting.
  • Recognize the advances in robotic technology and what that looks like for future surgical procedures.
  • Develop a strategy for the migration of traditional inpatient procedures to the outpatient setting. 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakout Sessions, Operations, Performance Improvement, Leadership
Mrs. Nyleen Flores, Administrator, Total Surgery Center

Achieving success in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) relies on fostering excellence and a sense of teamwork. This presentation delves into the significance of collaboration within an ASC and its crucial role in accomplishing organizational goals. It outlines key areas within the organization, highlights their importance, explores the interdependencies between these areas, and provides insights into establishing efficient communication channels throughout the center.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define clear goals and objectives for each department within the ASC.
  • Cultivate effective communication skills to enhance operational efficiencies.
  • Explore strategies to increase efficiencies through goal setting and streamlined communication practices.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Technology/AI, Breakout Sessions, Regulatory, Quality/Safety
Brent Savoie, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

As the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has been gaining momentum in the healthcare sector, the number of FDA-cleared algorithms has surged. This exponential growth signifies the immense potential of AI in healthcare and raises important questions about liability and patient safety.

What are the risks and implications if AI fails? Who’s to blame—is it the hospital’s, the manufacturer’s, or the healthcare professional’s fault? Attend this session to learn where the liability stands if something goes wrong, and how technology is evolving to improve patient outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the relationship between vendors and providers and why communication is important.
  • Compare how AI and a data driven approach can support clinical decision-making processes and improve patient outcomes.
  • Explain the importance for humans to double check AI and not take results at face value.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakout Sessions, Staffing, Operations
Tammy Straub, MSN, RN, APRN, CNOR, Administrator of Perioperative Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Alexandre Warman, MBA, Administrator of Perioperative Business Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) assessed alternative solutions to support staffing shortages. Working collaboratively with patient care services, two different float pools were created to improve efficiencies. As a result, LHVN immediately reduced temporary labor expenses by over $1.3 million. It is expected with each additional multispecialty float addition, LVHN can reduce temporary labor expenses by approximately $125,000 per person each year. By December, 2024, LHVN expects to eliminate nearly $5.5 million in temporary labor expenses. Attend this session to learn the steps they took and how to apply the methodology at your institution.  

Learning objectives:

  • Discover how to develop a retention program collaborating with clinical and business services.
  • Explore creative strategies to build a multi-specialty float pool.
  • Discuss how to leverage data to increase surgical volume and reduce expenses.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Events, Data Analytics
Sponsored by:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking Events
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions, Supply Management, Finance
Stephanie Casanova, MBA, Director, Procedural Business Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
Courtney Costello, Senior Analyst, Strategic Technology Implementation and Impact, Massachusetts General Hospital

Over the past 10 years, Massachusetts General Hospital has been evaluating the introduction of new products to enhance patient care. This session will provide insights into their product selection process, how they successfully onboarded and offboarded products and the methodology for evaluating financial impact.

Learning objectives:

  • Calculate the financial and operational impact of product requests to inform decision-making.
  • Develop a template for effectively tracking and managing the product introduction process.
  • Establish a new product committee to facilitate decision-making and implementation.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions, Staffing, Performance Improvement, Leadership
LTC Shari Bowen, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, United States Military Academy

This session is for new and long-time OR business managers looking to improve their leadership skills to keep up with trends impacting the changing workforce. This session will provide essential training tools you need to help you excel in your role to lead your team moving forward. Attend this session to learn new approaches to effectively leading your team including: staff engagement, staff retention, soft skills, tapping into emotional intelligence, understanding culture shifts and building an inclusive OR. 

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the concept of emotional intelligence and its practical application in the realm of leadership.
  •  Explore the topic of diversity and delve into strategies for fostering an inclusive culture.
  • Construct soft skills to manage people and how that translates into staff engagement and staff retention. 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Operations, Regulatory, Finance, Breakout Sessions, Quality/Safety
Lauren Cricchi, Associate Principal, Financial Services, Avalere Healthcare
Katie Sullivan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

The transition from a volume-based care to a value-based care model is an ongoing process within the U.S. healthcare system. Initially, providers were compensated based on the quantity of services rendered. However, the system has progressed towards rewarding performance, with the ultimate goal of prioritizing higher value care. Presently, we find ourselves in an intermediary phase where payment is based on performance. What is the future of value-based care and how will it impact surgical services?

Learning objectives:

  • Explore alternative payment models that incentivize high-quality care.
  • Discover what reimbursement will look like under a value-based care model.
  • Learn how value-based care can improve financial performance.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Technology/AI, General Sessions, Quality/Safety
Jason Launders, Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI

Each year in January, ECRI publishes their Top 10 Health Technology Hazards. Produced by ECRI’s device evaluation group, the list identifies the potential sources of danger ECRI believes warrant the greatest attention for the coming year and offers practical recommendations for reducing risks. Attend the General Session, presented by ECRI, as they unveil their Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2024.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the top 10 health technology hazards impacting patient safety.
  • Explain which technology risks should be prioritized in 2024 and beyond.
  • Develop a risk management checklist to help achieve patient safety efforts.
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Networking Events

Wednesday, February 7

6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sponsored by:
7:15 am - 8:30 am
Sponsored by:
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Networking Events
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Operations, Supply Management, Breakout Sessions, Performance Improvement
Marisela Morell, Sterile Processing Manager, Mercy Regional Medical Center
Jeff O Brien, Director Central Processing/ Regulatory Compliance, Hackensack University Medical Center

Attend this session to get education on the benefits to centralizing sterile processing departments. Experiences will be shared via stories and tactics on how to transform a decentralized department into a centralized department. Discussions will include process improvements, tray utilization, and inventory management.

Learning objectives: 

  • Recognize the pros and cons of centralizing the sterile processing department.
  • Discover resources and tools to identify cost savings.
  • Overcome boundaries while streamlining processes and standardization.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Breakout Sessions, Technology/AI, Performance Improvement
Michelle Toder, MD, Clinical Lead, Computer Assisted Surgery Program, Northern Light Eastern Main Medical Center

Robot-assisted surgical procedures have been playing an increasingly significant role in modern medicine, and they hold immense potential for the future. As technology advances, the future of robot-assisted surgery holds even more promise and even greater potential for telesurgery. Attend this session to learn how innovative technologies are evolving and revolutionizing the field of surgery to improve patient outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Discover the advancements in robotic surgery and how that improves patient care.
  • Explain the advancements in robotic technology that have been implemented to reduce hazards associated with surgical procedures.
  • Explore upcoming advancements in technology for supporting, proctoring and observing remote surgical procedures and telesurgery.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Peer-to-Peer Roundtable, Finance
Bethany Daily, MHA. BA, Executive Director, Perioperative Services and Healthcare Systems Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital

The OR Business Management Program Committee will facilitate Peer Roundtables throughout the conference to discuss hot topics impacting OR business managers. This is your opportunity to share ideas and learn from like-minded individuals who are dealing with the same issues. Learn from your peers on best practices and how to improve your day-to-day business operations.

Topics for the financial discussion: 

  • Contribution margins
  • Cost savings opportunities
  • Price benchmarking 
  • Favorite capital purchase
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Breakout Sessions, Operations, Staffing, Data Analytics
Leigh Ann Nordt, Director of Nursing Business Operations and Staffing, UVA Health

As healthcare enters a new era, it is crucial to explore novel approaches to staffing solutions. Using workforce analytics and a data driven approach can help optimize staffing workflow to meet OR demand. This session will delve into the tools available to help solve workforce challenges. Explore ways to support team structures using predictive analytics to optimize staffing workflow. Learn how data driven decisions can maximize OR efficiencies and improve financial outcomes. 

Learning objectives:

  • Discover innovative solutions to workforce challenges. 
  • Formulate ways to optimize staffing through predictive analytics.
  • Support your teams and patients through data driven decisions.
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Operations, Breakout Sessions, Performance Improvement
John Olmstead, MBA, RN, CNOR, FACHE, Director Surgical Services & Emergency Department, The Community Hospital
W. Zeh Wellington, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Director of Procedural Care - Surgical Services, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

The operating room (OR) and the sterile processing department (SPD) are high-risk environments influenced by culture, teamwork, and task complexity. 

SPDs are the backbone of hospitals and surgical centers. Without a well-trained and highly detail-oriented SPD, infection rates will rise, surgical site infections will increase, and surgeons will not have the proper tools to perform the patient’s procedure. 

Successful collaboration to meet service demand is critical. Attend this session to learn how to forge a stronger partnership between the OR and SPD to improve operational efficiencies for the future.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize how insufficient communication regarding equipment requirements creates a communication gap between the OR's scheduling department and the SPD.
  • Explore the benefits of cross-orientation and job shadowing in fostering connections among staff members. 
  • Discover the value that sterile processing brings to an organization.
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Peer-to-Peer Roundtable, Outpatient
Bob Winandy, MSN, MBA, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Brightside Surgical

The OR Business Management Program Committee will facilitate Peer Roundtables throughout the conference to discuss hot topics impacting OR business managers. This is your opportunity to share ideas and learn from like-minded individuals who are dealing with the same issues. Learn from your peers on best practices and how to improve your day-to-day business operations.

Topics for the ASC/outpatient surgery discussion: 

  • Expanding service lines
  • Reimbursement
  • Service contracts
  • ASC Joint Ventures
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Networking Events, Performance Improvement, Technology/AI
Sponsored by:

The problem of unnecessary and excessive instrumentation in surgical trays is an immense & aggressively growing one. Hospitals and ASCs are 

under tremendous operational strain, driving healthcare leaders to search for innovative cost containment strategies. Traditional methodology in 

addressing this problem is typically user survey or surgery observation. These methods are not only time consuming but lack objective data and 

are difficult to scale. The ORion™ platform represents a novel, innovative and evidence-based AI solution that enables hospitals to rapidly 

optimize surgical trays. This results in substantial monetary savings, OR/SPD time efficiency gain and enhanced environmental stewardship.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what percentage of instruments in a surgical tray are actually used during a procedure.
  • Name three benefits that result from optimizing the instrumentation in surgical trays.
  • Give examples of three sources of cost savings that can result from optimization of the instrumentation in surgical trays.
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Events
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Operations, Breakout Sessions, Data Analytics, Quality/Safety, Leadership
Joe Falk, Associate Executive Director of Surgical Services/Trauma Services, University of Utah Health
Smitha Warrier, MD, Chief Surgical Operations Office, University of Utah Health

The leadership team at the University of Utah Health has worked to create increased connections between the perioperative executive committee and hospital operations in order to develop a new communications structure to address financial strain and capacity issues. Since implementation of the new communications structure, perioperative services have increased block utilization and improved operational efficiencies. Attend this session to understand the steps they took to improve performance and how they communicated key metrics to their OR governance committee. 

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the role of an OR business manager in providing support to the OR governance committee. 
  • Define the typical structure of an OR governance committee and how they measure performance.
  • Discover the key metrics and data that should be prioritized to effectively showcase the performance of your OR.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Sessions, Quality/Safety, Operations
Tesha Nesbit, RCC, Founder and Principal, Phoenix Rising Coaching & Consulting

The five social determinants of health (SDOH) profoundly impact individuals' overall well-being and have long-lasting effects. These determinants encompass various aspects, including healthcare access, neighborhood conditions, and education, all of which play a significant role in every patient's admission. For marginalized individuals, these factors become even more critical. In this group coaching session, participants will explore how to critically examine their own understanding of health equity within their roles as healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Apply Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to the framework of SDOH to gain a comprehensive understanding of how basic needs influence health outcomes.
  • Integrate equity checkpoints into workforce management practices to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all individuals in healthcare settings.
  • Embrace a community partnership approach to actively disrupt health inequities by collaborating with local organizations and stakeholders to address SDOH in a holistic manner.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peer-to-Peer Roundtable, Staffing, Leadership
Dolores Reisert, MS, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, Senior Director Patient Care; Perioperative Services, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
Denise Waslo, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, NE-BC, Associate Executive Director, Perioperative Services, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

The OR Business Management Program Committee will facilitate Peer Roundtables throughout the conference to discuss hot topics impacting OR business managers. This is your opportunity to share ideas and learn from like-minded individuals who are dealing with the same issues. Learn from your peers on best practices and how to improve your day-to-day business operations.

Topics for the staffing/human resources discussion: 

  • Staff recruitment/retention
  • Creative staffing models
  • Staff orientation best practices
  • Staff recognition ideas 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Networking Events
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Regulatory, Breakout Sessions, Quality/Safety, Finance
Soumi Saha, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Premier, Inc.

Will there be sweeping healthcare policy changes in 2024 that will impact providers? What legislation has been introduced in Congress that will likely be passed to improve healthcare delivery, staffing, supply chain, and medical billing? Attend this session to learn what regulatory changes are coming and how to prepare your OR.


Learning objectives:

  • Describe the latest bills introduced in Congress and what legislation might come to fruition.
  • Devise strategies to prepare your health system for policy changes.
  • Explore different ways to prepare for change to ensure you are compliant.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Genevieve Kragness, PhD, RN, Nurse Manager, Surgical Services, Marshfield Medical Center, Eau Claire

A significant shortage of surgical technologists led to more than 50% of positions remaining vacant at Marshfield Medical Center, Eau Claire. To address this issue, an RN scrub training program was piloted, focusing on providing basic surgical instrument and back table training. The curriculum was collaboratively developed by a multi-disciplinary team. As a result, six nurses were trained to scrub and hold retractors, while three nurses were trained to scrub and assist with basic cases. These additional trained staff have significantly supported OR capacity, with an 85% utilization of available OR minutes.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore ways to implement a scrub training program designed for circulating nurses.
  • Identify the barriers and challenges associated with training nurses to perform scrub duties.
  • Design a creative staffing model to solve workforce shortages. 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Operations, Peer-to-Peer Roundtable
Matt Ruby, MHA, Business Operations Director, Surgical Services, Northwestern Medicine

The OR Business Management Program Committee will facilitate Peer Roundtables throughout the conference to discuss hot topics impacting OR business managers. This is your opportunity to share ideas and learn from like-minded individuals who are dealing with the same issues. Learn from your peers on best practices and how to improve your day-to-day business operations.

Topics for the operational efficiencies discussion: 

  • First case on-time starts/block scheduling
  • Advanced analytics/dashboards
  • System-ness & standardization
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join your peers for some added fun outside of the conference venue, we’re hosting a Night Out! Join us at this brand-new location of Chicken N Pickle for a dinner buffet, drinks, and games!

Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex whose mission is to provide an atmosphere that fosters fun, friendship, and community for all ages.

Located within walking distance from the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, we’ve reserved a private indoor, rooftop space and we’ll have access to four pickleball courts, bocce, ping pong, cornhole, jenga and more! Just bring your sneakers and a fun attitude.

$90 per person

(Ticket included with Premier Pass)

Thursday, February 8

7:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored by:
8:15 am - 9:30 am
Networking Events
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Operations, General Sessions, Supply Management, Quality/Safety, Finance
Michael Schiller, CMRP, Senior Director, Supply Chain - AHRMM, American Hospital Association

Since the pandemic started, one of the biggest disrupters in the OR has been overcoming supply chain challenges. Pre-pandemic, the OR generally had what it needed in terms of supplies. Once the pandemic hit, priorities shifted. What the pandemic has taught us about the healthcare supply chain has been eye opening and has shifted our mindset for the future. As we settle into a post-pandemic era, reverting back to old ways is not an option. OR teams need to re-evaluate their resources and dedicate supply chain leaders to work hand-in-hand with the OR to protect their supply lines for the future.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the concept of business continuity and strategies to proactively prepare and mitigate supply chain disruptions.
  • Examine the role and structure of supply chain value analysis teams and the advantages of having a clinical background.
  • Discover how the supply chain leader and the OR can work together and identify problems before disaster strikes.
Karen Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Executive, UCLA Health

What does the future hold for perioperative nursing, temporary staffing, and the use of travelers to address workforce shortages? How has the staffing crisis evolved since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and where do we stand today? Will travelers become a permanent fixture in healthcare staffing? Additionally, what legislative changes can we anticipate to regulate the fees charged by staffing agencies and prevent price gouging? Are there policies on the horizon that could impact nurse staffing ratios and bring about significant change?

Learning objectives:

  • Discover effective strategies for managing transient staff to ensure patient safety and high-quality care.
  • Explore the steps to organizational change and how to right-size your staffing model.
  • Apply concepts to solve workforce challenges that will increase efficiencies and profitability of the surgical suite.