Building Back Better from COVID-19: Focus on Perioperative

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May 19, 2020 10:00 AM PT
1 hour

Join us for our second webcast in a new series that focuses on emerging from COVID-19 stronger. As organizations have a unique opportunity to redesign their elective surgical procedures, now is the time to be thoughtful about how to build your organization back better. Instead of returning to business as usual, learn how you can use this moment to shift to a dynamic strategy that optimizes efficiency, engages physicians and clinicians, and cuts waste.

Participants will hear from health care leaders and clinicians who have been immersed with health care organizations re-igniting their perioperative engines in preparation for when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

The forum will feature a special guest with key insight into the perioperative setting, Dr. Fred Finelli, a surgeon and Vice President for Medical Affairs at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

Topics discussed will include the following:

  • Building trust and safety with patients
  • Focusing on optimal first case, on-time starts and waste-free scheduling
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities with improved intraoperative processes
  • Engaging physicians to improve operating room utilization
  • Streamlining workflows in sterile processing
  • Using data to prioritize cases with ramp-up
  • Pivoting your strategy, aligning leaders and empowering frontline teams


Craig Vercruysse, Partner, Lean Health Care Consulting, Moss Adams

Craig leads the Lean Health Care Practice for Moss Adams. He has over 20 years of health care leadership experience. His experience includes deploying the Toyota Management System (lean management) across seven acute care hospitals and at a 250-physician medical foundation while employed at Sutter Health. He also has broad experience across multiple disciplines, including operations, IT, Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation, sales, and marketing. He works with senior leaders to define and deploy strategy and identify cross-functional areas for operational improvement while integrating lean behaviors to transform culture.

David Kim, Partner, Health Care Consulting, Moss Adams

David has been in the health care industry since 1992. He provides strategy and operational consulting services to health care providers and payers. David leads performance improvement initiatives for clients based on a data-driven approach, helping them increase productivity and lower costs through analytics and benchmarking. David also specializes in financial turnarounds, post-merger integration, productivity systems development, and process redesign and implementation. Prior to joining Moss Adams, he held senior positions in national health care consulting firms and large integrated health systems.

Bob Van Gelder, Senior Manager, Health Care Consulting, Moss Adams

Bob Van Gelder is a member of the Health Care Consulting group, where he focuses on operational improvement and performance excellence. With more than 40 years of experience in health care, he has an extensive background in both clinical and financial aspects of health care delivery. Bob is Lean certified, and he utilizes process improvement methodology to optimize staffing and to enhance quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Frederick Finelli, MD, JD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

As Vice President for Medical Affairs at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in northeastern Maryland, the region’s largest non-profit health care delivery system, Dr. Finelli serves as a liaison between management and staff and oversees clinical and medical staff policies. In prior roles with MedStar, where he was an attending surgeon for 27 years, Dr. Finelli has served as medical director of Operating Rooms, associate chair for Quality and Safety, and section director of General Surgery. A board-certified general surgeon who also has a law degree, Dr. Finelli has served as the chairman of the Washington, D.C., Board of Medicine and president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia.

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