• Comprehensive Operating Room Management Consulting Services . . .

    . . . include surgery process and system assessment, cost manage-
    ment, facility evaluation and design, surgery information and bench-
    marking analyses, operating room schedule planning and administration and interim contract management.
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  • Experience Matters.

    SMI Group brings over 60 years experience to clients coast to coast. We can successfully assist you in every phase of the surgery process, including improving relationships between staff, surgeons & referring physicians. We deliver marketable, cost-efficient programs with the latest technology and techniques.
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  • Answers. Coast-to-Coast

    Word of our success gets around – and so do we! SMI Group is proud of it's track record, literally from coast-to-coast. Regardless of where you are in North America, let SMI Group demonstrate how we can improve your hospital operation and bottom line.
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  • Let's sit down & discuss how SMI Group can help.

    Give us a call and let's talk about your hospital and operating room issues. We'll crunch some numbers and start your plan.
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  • Succession Planning for the Operating Room

    SMI Group provides the tools and assistance to plan the management succession for your operating room. Our process identifies key roles, management capabilities of existing staff, and cultivates qualified internal candidates to become tomorrow's perioperative leaders.
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Succession Planning for the Operating Room

Succession Planning for the Operating Room

The Surgery Management Improvement Group Inc. provides the tools and assistance to plan the management succession for your operating room. Our process identifies key roles, the management capabilities of existing staff, and cultivates qualified internal candidates to become superior leaders for tomorrow's perioperative environment.

Description of Succession Planning Services

The challenges of today's complex surgical service dictate the need for uninterrupted proactive management to:

  • Provide dynamic, stable leadership across all components of perioperative services;
  • Facilitate day-to-day communication among key stakeholders;
  • Identify opportunities to implement new programs and improved processes enhancing patient care, optimizing physician productivity, and promoting staff retention

Helping Meet Today's Needs for Surgery Leadership Development

A severe shortage of experienced, surgery leadership is increasingly evident throughout the country. Accomplished Operating Room Directors have been retiring or leaving the field to pursue other career opportunities. Reduced margins have forced hospitals to "flatten" their organizations, limiting opportunities for focused, individualized leadership potential and skill development.

Surgery managers typically evolve from the ranks of exceptional clinicians. Top clinical performers often have the potential to demonstrate a similarly high level of expertise in management, but require significant preparation for these new roles and responsibilities. Surgery administrators frequently fail or give up prematurely during this role transition due to the lack of appropriate preparation, administrative support, definitive career planning and development. Additionally, the critical shortage of nursing professionals feeding the pool of young managerial talent has been exacerbated by the absence of skilled leaders to guide their professional growth.

In response to this deficiency in perioperative leadership development, the Surgery Management Improvement Group has designed a comprehensive program that will provide the following:

  • A baseline assessment of the overall perioperative organization including leadership skills, competencies, potential and strategic direction;
  • An audit of the existing surgery program to quantify point-of-departure performance indicators (dashboard) and establish a template of activities required to achieve positive program change;
  • Identification of significant issues, deficiencies and opportunities for leadership enhancement;
  • Design of a customized leadership development program which addresses identified learning needs of the organization, individuals and leadership team;
  • Facilitation of day-to-day communication among all groups involved in perioperative processes;
  • Regular administrative feedback regarding the progress of individual(s) leadership development.

Contact SMI Group today to discuss your Succession Management needs.

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