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March 20, 2018 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM EDT

Roundtable discussion on health economics with surgeons, nurse team leads, and administrators

Operating room efficiency

Leaders from Anne Arundel Medical Center discussed health economic decisions in their operating rooms

Hemostat usage and cost avoidance

Both hospitals identified ways to optimize hemostasis and reduce waste by examining often overlooked operating room practices such as hemostat utilization

Impact of Vital Edge hemostat usage audit

Through an audit of the hemostat utilization, the cross functional teams at Anne Arundel were able to shift toward practices that may efficiently improve patient outcomes

Vital Edge - Continous Improvement
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Dr. Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD, FACS

Medical Director - GBMC Comprehesive Obesity Management Program Bariatrics & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, Maryland

Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD, FACS is part of the GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management (COMP) Program.  She has performed over 2,500 bariatric surgeries at GBMC with exceptional results.

Dr. Chad M. Patton, MD, MS

Director, Center for Spine Surgery, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland

Dr. Patton is an orthopaedic spine surgeon and serves as Director of the Center for Spine Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Alexis Sorensen, MSN, RN, CNOR

Neuro/Spine Team Leader, HP Operating Room, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland

Alexis is a RN Team Leader of Surgical Services at Anne Arundel Medical Center where she is a Registered Nurse, herself.

Dr. Justin Turcotte 

Director of Surgery, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland

Justin Turcotte is Director of Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Manager of Perioperative Business at Anne Arundel Medical Center.