Archive November 2017 XVIII, No. 11

A Look Back at OR Excellence

We hung out with hundreds of our readers last month in Las Vegas for a surgical conference experience unlike any other.

Outpatient Surgery Editors


What happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas, but the surgical leaders who joined us in Sin City for the 9th annual OR Excellence conference headed home with actionable advice, a network of colleagues from across the country and leads on surgery's hottest products. They learned about relevant and timely topics, networked in an intimate and friendly atmosphere, and unwound at night in our festive exhibit hall. They also realized that OR Excellence is the one meeting they have to circle on their calendars each year. Make plans to join us Oct. 3-5 for OR Excellence 2018 ( at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

— The staff of Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Tiffany Tscherne, ADN, BSN, MSN chats with Kimberly Finn 1. SHOP TALK Tiffany Tscherne, ADN, BSN, MSN, (right) regional director of surgical services and trauma at Health Care System in Southeast Michigan, chats with Kimberly Finn of Omeros during the ORX Big 10 event.
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN 2. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, recounts how she became a dauntless nurse who advocates for herself and her patients.
Rodrigo Garcia, APN, MSN, CRNA, MBA 3. ROAD TO RECOVERY Rodrigo Garcia, APN, MSN, CRNA, MBA, shares how he fed and hid his fentanyl addiction while working as an anesthetist. In his riveting "Catch Me If You Can" talk, Mr. Garcia also shared the warning signs OR managers should look for if they suspect drug diversion at their facilities.
Kenneth Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE, CPPS 4. TRANSPARENCY IS KEY Kenneth Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE, CPPS, discusses why being transparent about medical mistakes builds a deeper level of trust with patients.
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