In the Current Issue

October 31 2014
  • Conference equips OR leaders with critical management skills

    More than 1,500 registrants from the perioperative nursing community representing 49 states and 10 countries gathered in Long Beach, California, in September for the 27th annual OR Manager Conference
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  • Business manager role evolving with challenging times

    The percentage of healthcare facilities with a business manager has remained roughly the same over the past several years, and most tend to work in teaching hospitals, according to the 24th annual OR Manager
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  • Editorial Nov 2014

    If you skipped this year's OR Manager conference, you missed an opportunity to learn about the evolution of healthcare delivery and the changes you should be making at your facility. Improving the
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  • Staff vacation gridlock eased by innovative allocation system

    Developing a vacation selection process that is fair to everyone can be a daunting challenge for OR managers. The right balance between flexibility and adequate coverage can make or break staff satisfaction
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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

OR Business Management Listserv

This is an interactive networking community for OR directors and OR business managers and others concerned with business issues and questions. Click here to subscribe.  

The OR Manager Movie

View our new movie that shows how OR Manager can help you manage your OR. It takes only a few minutes, and you’ll enjoy it.


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