Case Study

Expanding OR capacity by optimizing scheduling practices and governance at University of Texas Medical Branch

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With a schedule that was virtually 100% blocked, the surgical department at UTMB Health appeared to have no room for more surgeons and cases. Yet the OR suites were being utilized only two-thirds of the time. By redesigning the block schedule and instituting a robust governance structure, the John Sealy OR freed up 45 hours a week.



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