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Archive September 2018 XIX, No. 9

2018 OR Excellence Awards

There's a little piece of you in each of this year's winners.

Outpatient Surgery Editors


Karen Acosta, MSN, RN, CNOR
Patient Safety
Karen Acosta, MSN, RN, CNOR
Houston Physicians' Hospital
Webster, Texas
Nikita Preston, BSN, RN
Pain Control
Nikita Preston, BSN, RN
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Debra Kording, BSN, RN, CNOR
Employee Safety
Debra Kording, BSN, RN, CNOR
Northwest Hospital
Randallstown, Md.
Susan Byrd, MBA, RN
Patient Satisfaction
Susan Byrd, MBA, RN
Bayfront Health Spring Hill
Spring Hill, Fla.
Hope Johnson, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Financial Management
Hope Johnson, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Lehigh Valley Hospital—Cedar Crest
Allentown, Pa.
Teresa Burwell, MHR, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CGRN
Infection Prevention
Teresa Burwell, MHR, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CGRN
Atrium Health—CHS Lincoln
Lincolnton, N.C.
Mary Chiasson, RN
Environmental Stewardship
Mary Chiasson, RN
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center
The Woodlands, Texas

Chances are, you don't recognize any of the names or faces of this year's 7 OR Excellence Award Winners. And even if you squint, you might not be able to spot anyone you know in the hundreds of pictures that make up the photo collage Art Director Ethan Anderson spread across the face of Outpatient Surgery photographer Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR. Instead of shooting our cover shot as she usually does, Pamela is this month's cover shot. (Pamela gets the photo credit because she took the ultimate selfie by setting her camera to timer mode.)

But you'll see yourself clear as day when you turn the page and start reading our ORX Award Winners' inspiring stories of excellent patient care and business acumen. Whether you're a surgical facility leader in a big-city hospital or a small-town surgery center, you'll see yourself in the remarkable work and outstanding accomplishments of OR managers everywhere.

We want to thank and congratulate all of the nominees for embodying the qualities that are essential to being a surgical leader: compassionate care, clinical expertise and smarts. Your willingness to go above and beyond to provide superior patient care is inspiring.

Hope to see you next month at OR Excell-ence, where we'll honor this year's winners in person. If you join us Oct. 3-5 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., you'll see them in you and you in them. Clear as day. OSM

— Outpatient Surgery Editors


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