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September 30 2014
  • Little change seen in salaries despite greater case volume, responsibility

    OR directors and managers in hospitals continue to see stable salary patterns, even though volume is increasing in many areas of the US and leaders have more responsibilities, according to the 24th annual OR
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  • Hybrid medical leadership turns competitors into collaborators

    Solid teamwork and a commitment to high-quality patient care are the hallmarks of a successful healthcare facility. But egos sometimes get in the way, and competition among surgeons in the orthopedic service
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  • October Editorial

    Individual health insurance coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect a year ago. Whether that has helped or hindered patients is unclear. Similarly, the jury is still out on the
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  • Study sheds new light on natural history of RSIs

    Most retained surgical items (RSIs) involve team/system errors and more than two safety omissions or variances, which supports the need for institutional emphasis on team training, finds a study led by S
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How to access your OR Manager CEs

We are proud to announce that each issue of OR Manager is preapproved for 3.0 nursing contact hours for Registered Nurses through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). Starting with the January 2013 OR Manager, every issue has a post-test that you must complete online in order to receive your CEs and certificate of completion. An annual subscription gives you the opportunity to receive up to 36 total CEs, and a two-year subscription up to 72 total CEs. View a video on how to get your CEs.

Register early for the 2015 OR Business Management Conference to secure the early bird discount! 

The 2015 OR Business Management Conference will take place February 15-18, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL. This interactive, informative conference provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the most up-to-date operating room (OR) practices, develop ways to optimize efficiencies in surgical services, and network with fellow industry professionals and colleagues. Perioperative services experts will address topics such as process improvement, cost management, the health care revenue cycle, and managing the supply chain. This year, we’ve added a Sunday Pre-Conference Workshop (an additional 3.5 CE credits!) to enhance your experience at OR Business Management Conference and start the week off right!

The 28th Annual OR Manager Conference will be in Nashville, TN, Oct. 7-9, 2015: Now Collecting Submissions for Presentations!

As the premier, executive level Conference for professional and personal development of OR managers, directors, business managers, clinical directors, and ASC directors – the OR Manager Conference builds on the content you receive in each issue of OR Manager, providing you with a live learning experience. If interested in becoming a speaker, submit your presentation online here and stay tuned for the latest updates at

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