Keeping The Operating Room Alive: Mitigating Operating Room Shutdowns
The main hospital campus of a large, nonprofit, Magnet designated health care system located in Southern California was struggling with a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) challenged by increased processing volumes.
The C-suite was concerned that without a CSSD renovation, Operating Room (OR) shutdowns would be the result.
- At 50 to 60 cases/day the CSSD had reached its capacity with no room for future growth or ability to reprocess ancillary items
- High risk to revenue loss caused by OR shut downs and delayed cases
- An upward trend in year over year departmental costs associated with equipment, maintenance, and overtime labor