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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

The Role of the Nurse Leader in Today’s Ever-Changing Environment

Rena Courtay, RN, VP, Executive Director, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

The nurse manager/leader will learn the difference between leading and managing as well as delve deeper into the key responsibilities of their job, its purpose and how it ties in with the strategy and operations of the facility where he or she works.

Rena Courtay has over 20 years of experience in the ASC industry. She spent many years in regional roles for SCA and HCA. Prior to that she was an ASC administrator, DON and staff operating room nurse. She is the past president of FSASC and currently sits on its board of directors. She also serves on the ASCA Education Committee.

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