What We Offer
From strategic planning to interim leadership placements, Surgical Directions offers services to meet virtually any health care provider’s performance needs.
Transform your Operating Room’s into high-performance machines with the help of our tools, techniques, and clinical experience.
Surgical services are the foundation of your hospital’s direct and downstream revenue model, so it’s crucial that your surgical operations are performing at their highest level.
Resource Utilization & Optimization
Surgical Directions is lean-certified and ready to help your hospital achieve higher margins through the efficiency of process improvements, standardized work and lean principles.
Education, Policy & Procedures
An educated and informed staff is the key to providing the highest levels of efficient patient care.
Operating Room Case Volume Growth Strategy
When market share begins to erode and outmigration of cases is evident, you need a diverse group of subject matter experts on your side.
Surgical Directions helps you navigate the road to a sustainable growth model as we meet measurable milestones along the way.
Service Line Development
Leveraging deep clinical experience and specialized expertise, Surgical Directions helps your health care organization build robust specialty-specific service lines.
Capacity, Facility & Manpower Planning
We help you prioritize the capital, resource and cost-containment strategies that keep your organization viable and sustainable for the short and long term.
CMS Quality Indicators
If your hospital is planning for an assessment, leverage the experience and expertise of Surgical Directions to track and meet the relevant CMS quality indicators.
Central Sterile Processing
Improve the collaboration of sterile processing with your surgical and procedural teams.
Central Sterile Processing Improvement Programs
There is no reason any hospital should have to live with poorly maintained equipment, missing instruments or insufficient quality standards. Our Surgical Directions consultants will provide your CSPD with strategic goals to better meet OR demands and help establish a cohesive relationship between the departments to guide your CSPD to success.
Preference Card Standardization
Surgical Directions provides preference card standardization, pick-list optimization, cleanup and ongoing card management as a standalone service or as part of a larger operational improvement program.
Preference Card Workshop
According to one survey, 80% of surgeons and over 70% of surgical services nurses are dissatisfied with the accuracy of their preference cards. It doesn’t have to be this way! Surgical Directions can help you overcome and avoid common preference card issues and quickly identify the main challenges causing your problem in this half-day workshop.
Use Anesthesia to help improve Operating Room performance and Perioperative Services
Scheduling and staffing
Our advanced staffing models in a variety of formats will help optimize your anesthesia department’s time and efforts to prevent fatigue and maximize work life balance.
Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) Locations
Developing and executing resource allocation strategies is required for NORA locations that wish to remain competitive in the long term.
Establishing a multidisciplinary governance structure provides a foundation for fostering collaborative leadership. With Anesthesiologists being the main patient partner throughout the continuum of care, they should play a significant role in how the OR is governed.
Help improve the Anesthesia department’s pay structure including call pay, additional hours, sub-specialization and equal vs. productivity compensation.
Use advanced analytics to redesign your block schedule, optimize your staffing, and much more!
Using a proprietary web-based dashboard tool customized to your organization, Surgical Directions provides your hospital or health system with actionable data collection and analysis as it relates to location, population, services, organization size and more.
Heatmaps for Better Block Design
Employ analytics to design better blocks that benefit surgeons, staff, and hospital financials
Analytics Models for Staff Optimization
Use our practice management analytic tools to help ensure your clinical staffing levels are optimized for your patient census
Operating Room Benchmarking and Dashboard Reporting
Create and implement an automated toolset to capture and report key OR performance metrics, in batch or real-time, depending on needs.
Don’t delay filling key OR roles! Check out our Interim Leadership solutions.
Interim Hospital Leadership Solutions
When it comes to hospital and health system staffing solutions, Surgical Directions does not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Our team of highly trained staffing experts works with both hospitals and candidates to match personnel needs with our pre-screened talent pool.
Share your skills, experience and geographic interest with the Surgical Directions healthcare placement team, and we’ll introduce you to the hospitals and health systems that can help you reach your career goals either as an interim or permanent position candidate.
Anesthesia interim leadership
Help to improve efficiency and positively change the culture
From growth planning to advanced analytics, we help our clients chart their future course.
Labor & Delivery Services
Surgical Directions offers many ways to support Labor & Delivery Departments. From analytics to aid with scheduling and practice management to high reliability organization offerings to foster data-driven clinical decision making, we can help your OB Services team improve both patient outcomes and the bottom line.
Value Based Care Design
Determine the roadmap, metrics, and tracking mechanisms needed to create and implement a Value Based Care program that optimizes patient outcomes and enhances financial performance.
Organizational Design for Value
Align your organization’s operational structure, clinical service lines and affiliated infrastructure to be able to be successful in a Value Based Care model.
Governance for Value
Design and implement the necessary governance practices and organization model to help ensure a smooth transition to Value Based Care
Featured Case Studies
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
Bon Secours engaged Surgical Directions to perform an assessment of perioperative services.
NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases
In just a year and a half, total OR volume grew 8%.
Improvements to purchasing processes drive high-dollar savings at Memorial Hospital.