April 26, 2019 "A Practical Guide to Performance Improvement: Data Collection and Analysis" -AORN Journal

Written by Our Chief Clinical Advisor, Anthony Dawson, this article discusses performance improvement (PI) data collection processes and the various tools that can be used to analyze and display data through the duration of a PI project. It describes the importance of data, how to determine the required amount of data, how to collect and analyze data, and in what format data should be presented.

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April 2, 2019 "Top Women in Healthcare Awards" -PR News

Surgical Solutions Board of Directors member, Cherilyn Murer, is the recipient of the 2019 Women in Healthcare Legacy Award from PR News and will be recognized at a luncheon at The Yale Club in New York City on June 5.

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March 26, 2019 "A shared vision or an inspiring goal to which everyone is always working, is paramount to success." -Thrive Global

Breaking bread matters. Understanding people as people matters. Managing people to each of their strengths matters. Shoring up peoples’ weaknesses matters. Shared vision/inspiring goal to which everyone is always working is paramount to success.

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February 27, 2019 "A Practical Guide to Performance Improvement: Beginning the Process" -AORN Journal

This article discusses the history and background of performance improvement (PI) processes and describes the creation of the foundational document for a PI project: the project charter. It is important for PI teams to create a complete charter before the project begins to give structure to the project. Teams involved in PI should use the charter as a roadmap for project completion because it helps to keep the team focused on issues within the scope of the project. This article reviews the steps to begin creating the charter and provides examples of the various sections that should be included. By reviewing this article, the reader should have a better understanding of this part of the PI process.

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November 21, 2018 "Hospitals can benefit from a streamlined system for issuing credentials to contractors" -Healthcare Global

America’s hospitals are working to keep up with the growing need for physicians and medical staff. Demand is accelerating, and the supply is not keeping pace: A study by the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the US will face a shortage of anywhere from 42,600 to 121,300 physicians by 2030. Several states are projected to have a deficit of 10,000 or more registered nurses by 2030, according to a report by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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October 2, 2018 "Be One, Get One: The Importance of Mentorship" -Forbes

A remarkable 75% of executives say mentoring has been critical to their career development, according to a survey by the American Society for Training and Development. I agree, and I have never shied away from asking for help and advice at important decision making junctures in my professional life. Simply put, no matter where you are in your career, you don’t need to go it alone.

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September 26, 2018 "There is no try only do" With Alyssa Rapp, CEO of Surgical Solutions -Authority Magazine-Medium

“There is no try only do.” — Yoda. The difference between an entrepreneur and a dreamer is someone who takes the leap. Whether a Chicagoan leaping into Silicon Valley, a freshly minted MBA with no formal wine industry or e-comm or media experience entering all of those categories as a founder/CEO, or a CEO of a PE-backed healthcare company, each of my greatest leaps was one I had never taking before.

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July 23, 2018 "Female Founders: Alyssa Rapp is making the surgical process more efficient" -Authority Magazine-Medium

I had the pleasure of interviewing Alyssa Rapp, CEO of Surgical Solutions, Managing Partner of AJR Ventures, and Lecturer-in-Management, mom to Audrey & Henriette, wife to Hal Morris. After less than six months as an executive in healthcare, Alyssa was named one of Crain’s Chicago “Top 25 Notable Women in Health Care”

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July 23, 2018 "Female Disruptors: Alyssa Rapp is making the surgical process more efficient" -Thrive Global

I had the pleasure of interviewing Alyssa Rapp, CEO of Surgical Solutions, Managing Partner of AJR Ventures, and Lecturer-in-Management, mom to Audrey & Henriette, wife to Hal Morris. After less than six months as an executive in healthcare, Alyssa was named one of Crain’s Chicago “Top 25 Notable Women in Health Care”

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July 19, 2018 "Outsourcing is an essential component of operating room efficiency" -Becker's Hospital Review

Today’s hospitals operate with slim profit margins -- in most cases lower than five percent -- which leaves little room for mistakes or wasted time and resources.

With annual increases in healthcare costs currently running in the double digits, it is more important than ever for hospitals to operate at peak efficiency. Finding that peak requires understanding the unique challenges and opportunities facing operating rooms (ORs).

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May 25, 2018 "Chicago's Notable Women in Healthcare 2018" -Crain's Chicago Business

Alyssa Rapp, CEO of Surgical Solutions

Since joining Surgical Solutions in January, four of the five executives Alyssa Rapp has hired are women, and two are over age 50. She’s also recruited a new female director to the board of the healthcare services provider, which is owned by private equity firm Sterling Partners.

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May 2, 2018 "A Balancing Act" -Sheridan Road
While life in the 21st century seems overwhelming, Alyssa Rapp has found time to do it all. The Winnetka native, who spent the past 10 years as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, has traded in mild California winters for a more well-rounded life in Winnetka. It wasn’t until her father-in-law passed away in 2017 that she and her husband, Hal Morris, also a Chicago native, and their two young daughters, Audrey and Henriette, decided it was time to return home. With Rapp’s mother, Fay, and stepfather, Daniel Levin, still based in Winnetka, and Morris’s mom based in Munster, Indiana, the timing was perfect.

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