University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center: Leveraging partnerships to build efficient, high-quality surgical care teams

November 18, 2015  |  Posted in: Articles
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center: Leveraging partnerships to build efficient, high-quality surgical care teams

Joyce Myers, Director of Perioperative Nursing, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center – The rapid movement away from free-for-service payment toward value-based care is placing tremendous pressure on hospitals to do more with less. In order to meet these new challenges, my team at University of Maryland Baltimore Washing Medical Center (UM BWMC) relies on […]


The Varying Capabilities of Surgical Support – Selecting a Trusted Surgical Efficiency Partner

June 24, 2015  |  Posted in: Articles
The Varying Capabilities of Surgical Support – Selecting a Trusted Surgical Efficiency Partner

Ken Boccaccio, MMSc, PA-C – Professional excellence and satisfaction is at its peak when a Surgical First Assistant (SFA) is assisting in a well-known procedure that has been performed with the same surgeon hundreds of times. In this scenario, an effortless and fluid communication is established, allowing the operation to flow safely and efficiently. The doctor […]


Fixing the Orthopedic Supply Chain

May 21, 2015  |  Posted in: Articles
Fixing the Orthopedic Supply Chain

Dave Distel, Vice President, Business Development – Demand for primary and revision arthroplasty is expected to double in 10 years and by 2016, 1,896 arthroplasty surgeons will retire, estimating a procedural shortfall of 69.4% (assuming a retirement age of 65). This sobering fact, coupled with declining profits and changing payment models, is forcing many healthcare […]