As an OR administrator, whether in a hospital or ASC setting, keeping your facility’s functional operations (admin, supply chain, and required surgical equipment) running smoothly is a high priority. Smooth operations equate to better patient care, and efficient surgeries mean happier patients and doctors. Better care and satisfied surgeons keep your OR busy and healthy, which keeps your revenues steady.
But the truth is, the unexpected is bound to happen. Regardless of all planning and preparation (and systems), surgery days don’t always go as expected. As an administrator, you can’t prevent all delays, equipment failures, or unforeseen circumstances that come up. All you can do is prepare your best for what your action plan will be when these things happen.
Equipment failure is a major obstacle and momentum disruptor.
At Surgical Direct, we know cataract surgery, so let us speak to that specifically. If you own your own cataract equipment (phaco machines, phaco handpieces, and ophthalmic microscopes), equipment failure is bad news. Breakdowns on eye day typically mean that cases have to be cancelled and rescheduled. This does not help your reputation with patients and surgeons alike. Repairs then have to be called in and scheduled, which can happen fairly swiftly, but not always. Not only has your OR lost revenue from cancelling the surgeries, but now you have accrued (often costly) repair expenses.
Outsourcing your cataract equipment with Surgical Direct eliminates equipment related cancellations and repair costs.
3 ways Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Service brings peace of mind in this area:
- Our equipment is fully maintained up to manufacturer specifications and enrolled in PM plans and routine software updates per manufacturer recommendations.
- We provide backup equipment in case any issues arise. Every surgery day with Surgical Direct comes with extra machines so case cancellations are minimized as much as possible.
- Your facility will no longer need to worry about unexpected repair costs or costly preventative maintenance plans.
We’ve created a service that provides peace-of-mind in your OR when it comes to Cataract Surgery.
For 20 years, Surgical Direct Inc has been perfecting cataract surgery support operations across the country. Our Mobile Cataract Service model allows your facility to pivot from high-focused and time-consuming admin operations, to a tested, trusted, hands-off approach of hosting cataracts surgery in your facility.
Contact us today to learn just how easy it is to get started.