Get ahead of unpredictable surgical case volumes, despite staff shortages: Lessons from 2 systems

This webinar is on-demand and can be viewed at your convenience.

The combination of critical staffing shortages and unpredictable surgical case volumes have created the perfect storm for operating rooms. 

Now more than ever, organizations are seeking to adopt innovative ideas to navigate and address the ongoing challenges of matching limited perioperative staffing with fluctuating OR demand.

During this session, performance improvement and perioperative leaders from Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fla., and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, will discuss the technology and updated processes that led to better management of OR backlogs and resources. 

Key learning points: 
  • Identifying current and future volumes of surgical caseload to better match resource and staff constraints
  • Standardizing urgency/priority definitions across facilities
  • General staff retention strategies



Sara Hubbard

Sara Hubbard

Senior Operational Performance Improvement Consultant, Baptist Health, Jacksonville, FL

Kristen Lund-1

Kristen Lund Manager

Preoperative Medicine Clinic/OR Scheduling/MSPU Scheduling Oregon Health and Sciences University

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Ashley Walsh MHA

VP Client Services, iQueue for Operating Rooms & Inpatient Beds LeanTaaS