It’s Been a While… I started this blog seven years ago in front of a keyboard in scrubs in an office no bigger than a […]
What was I thinking?
Some days, it’s easy to forget why we are “here”. Working in surgery can be quite challenging. Being in charge can be even more challenging. […]
Some practical thoughts about Risk Management
Risk management can be challenging. We know that we are responsible for “managing risk”, but what does that really mean? In practical terms, we support […]
Morale is worth the money
I once had an employer ask me to attend an out of state conference. When I initially heard about the conference, I was interested in […]
I’m over here sewing patches on my cape
Being in a leadership position is, for lack of a better word-challenging. But, no offense to those non-surgical leaders, who may start their day at […]
My recent plumbing challenge… and what it taught me about time management.
I had a recent shower plumbing problem that was causing bathroom sharing woes in my household. I decided to hire a handyman who had done […]
Six things I would love to tell my patients…..
Interacting with patients and their families can be very rewarding. Most are kind, grateful for the care we provide, and responsive to our instructions. Effectively communicating […]
Hospital transfers and the new Medicare rules…
When we have to facilitate a hospital transfer, we have to shift into high gear. Not only do we have to ensure a safe and […]
The day I met Jeff Foxworthy by my surgery center
A couple of years ago, I was getting ready for a busy day at my surgery center. I got up showered, dressed, ran out the […]
Check your dance moves…
I once had a conversation with a surgeon about his frustration with a hospital due to slow turnover. He lamented that, at worst, it could […]