Archive ORX Session Previews 2017

Nominate Your Facility for a 2017 OR Excellence Award

Outpatient Surgery Editors


OR Excellence
Last year's ORX Award winners BEST OF THE BEST Last year's ORX Award winners pose after the awards ceremony before heading home with framed copies of their cover stories. Standing with frames from left to right: Kurt Waid of sponsor Soothing Scents; Wendy Schulte, RN, of Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo.; Darla Mirenda of sponsor CareCredit; Joyce Mackler, RN, MSN, CASC, manager of the Seaford (Del.) Endoscopy Center; Christina Lazzaro, RN, of The Valley Hospital's Pavilion in Paramus, N.J.; and Taylor Beeler of sponsor US WorldMeds. Kneeling from left to right: Betsy Crosby, RN, BSN, patient care manager at Park Nicollet Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Louis Park, Minn.; Lori Groven, MSPHN, CIC, infection preventionist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn.; and Jeffra Kinniard, BSN, RN, CNOR, ONC, director of operations at Parkview SurgeryONE in Fort Wayne, Ind.
featured in our September 2017 issue COVER WORTHY The 7 award-winning facilities will be featured in our September 2017 issue.

We're looking for the surgical staff who have the dedication, teamwork and compassion needed to excel in the fast-paced, demanding world of outpatient surgery. Let us know about your clinical all-stars who look out for the well-being of colleagues and the environment, and who go the extra mile to send patients home comfortable, happy and infection-free. We also want to hear about business office dynamos who are always on the hunt for hidden revenues, who mind the bottom line and ensure cost-saving measures never impact patient care. Do those profiles sound like the amazing men and women you work with on a daily basis? Then nominate your staff for an OR Excellence Award in one or more of the following categories:

  • Financial Management
  • Employee Safety
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Patient Safety
  • Pain Control
  • SSI Prevention

We'll feature the 7 winners in our September 2017 issue and bring a representative from each award-winning facility to OR Excellence, where they'll receive free conference registration and hotel stay at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. Best of all, they'll be recognized in front of their peers during a special awards ceremony at the conference.

To nominate your facility, send a detailed note to by Friday, July 28. Please indicate in the subject line which award you're nominating your facility for and provide as much detail as possible about what sets your team apart from the rest.We look forward to hearing about what makes you so proud of your staff, and we hope to see you in Las Vegas!

— The Editors of Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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