december, 2017

7dec2:00 pmBlock Scheduling

Event Details

Join us for a discussion on how to effectively manage block scheduling and gain takeaways from different approaches. Rachel Lemahieu, Director of Surgical Services at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas will discuss a block scheduling guideline that allows for a release timeframe approach that is catered to physician utilization. The Spring Valley block scheduling guidelines have methods to adjust block time availability to optimize OR prime time use and leave space for new business growth in a highly competitive market.

About the Presenter: Rachel LeMahieu is the director of surgical services at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MSN at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. LeMahieu is responsible for the clinical, financial, and administrative functions of the operating room, pre-admit testing center, recovery room, pre-operative area, anesthesia, lithotripsy, sterile processing department, and endoscopy. She has 15 years of experience in the operating room ranging from circulator, scrub, RNFA, educator, charge nurse, manager, and director. She has lead Lean processes and surgical site infection bundle implementations at her facilities. She is currently the team lead for the SUSP program at Spring Valley Hospital and president-elect of the Las Vegas AORN chapter.


(Thursday) 2:00 pm


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