Surgical Directions

Are you a healthcare provider needing to make and manage changes?

Operating rooms continue to be the clinical and financial focal point for most hospitals and ambulatory centers. At Surgical Directions, we partner with hundreds of hospitals and surgical centers to provide strategic plans that deal directly with the challenges posed by an ever-changing healthcare industry. Utilizing our team of physicians, nurses, and business professionals, we offer a full range of healthcare consulting services and hospital staffing solutions to help wellness providers improve patient outcomes while optimizing the bottom line. Our goal is to increase operating room efficiency and strengthen our client’s position both financially and as leaders in their communities.

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Consulting Services

Consulting Services from Surgical directions provide our clients with know-how and techniques designed to optimize the effectiveness and profitability of their operating rooms. From a variety of strategic planning services to performance improvement and supply chain management offerings, Surgical Directions’ consulting services touch on the entire care continuum.

Interim Services

At Surgical Directions, we know staff turnover is an everyday reality in hospital and ASC OR’s. There is no need to feel rushed to make a decision to fill those roles! We provide interim staffing solutions for OR’s, Central Sterile Departments, and more. This gives you the time you need to do a proper search for a permanent replacement.

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  • In many organizations, elective cesarean sections take a back seat in the operating room. Cases are fit into the OR schedule, anesthesia and OR staff are pulled, or the operating room schedule may be delayed. On time starts are often not monitored and delay codes are not tracked.

    How can Labor and Delivery (L&D) departments run more smoothly to improve access and engagement?

    December 6, 2018

  • Facing the daunting challenge of intense competition and the ever-increasing demands of value-based care, hospitals are exploring a wide variety of approaches to improving both quality and efficiency.

    Gain sharing has long been a proven winner in aligning incentives, producing high value, patient friendly services. Indeed, the free-standing surgeon-owned ASC, is the time tested "poster child" of successful gain sharing.

    However, unlike the Stark ‘safe harbor’ regulation that permits ASC gain sharing, building a similar program between surgeons and hospital is more challenging:

    Hospital – Surgeon Gain Sharing Programs: Considerations and Cautions

    November 8, 2018

  • Hospital consolidation has been very robust in the US over the past decade and is expected to accelerate. From 2008 to 2014 there were 750 mergers.[1] Today, 60% of the 5000 hospitals in the US are part of systems[2], yet the results of consolidation are mixed:

    Improve the ROI of hospital system consolidation with a focus on Perioperative Services

    September 26, 2018

Thought Leadership

Does Your OR Offer Sufficient Access to Surgeons Practicing in Your Facility?

Is your OR offering sufficient access to surgeons?

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Thought Leadership

The Modern Hospital Operating Room: Overcoming Obstacles to Operating Room Transformation

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Thought Leadership

Three Keys to Optimizing Efficiency and Productivity in the Operating Room

Are numerous challenges threatening your margin?

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Surgical Directions Results

Over the years, we have saved hundreds of clients millions of dollars. Check out this success story.

  • Improved first case on time starts by over 20%
  • Surgical case volumes grew by approximately 25%
  • Significant revenue growth
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