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About OR Efficiencies. . .

Surgery Management Solutions from OR Efficiencies

A Team of Specialists Focused on Your Success . . .

OR Efficiencies, LLC was founded by V. Gerard Ippolito, BA, MBA/MHSA (Jerry Ippolito) after nearly thirty years in healthcare administration with over fifteen years specializing in perioperative services consulting. Prior to Johnson & Johnson’s divestment of its healthcare management consulting division, Mr. Ippolito had managed the J&J consulting service lines of anesthesiology program development and surgical program business development since 1996; has focused his career on mediating and developing hospital-medical staff relations since 1978.

During Ippolito’s career in healthcare management consulting he has be member of the management teams of D. J. Sullivan & Associates; Johnson & Johnson’s healthcare management consulting division and was a founder and president of Surgery Management Improvement Group, Inc.

OR Efficiencies, LLC was established when the firm’s founder recognized that in order to be optimally positioned in the discipline of OR-consulting, a firm’s services must be differentiated and provide greater value to clients; provide “end-to-end specialized business solutions” with a unique focus on surgery.

A Shared Vision Brings Unique and Specialized Services of Value to Clients

OR Efficiencies’ vision is founded on universally shared thoughts of seasoned directors of surgical services, surgeons, anesthesiologists and hospital administrators:

“A hospital’s surgical program is the financial engine of the hospital. The operating room is the single hospital unit that relies on all other hospital services. All issues challenging the hospital in general will ultimately impact the effective and efficient function of the OR and challenge program marketability and profitability.”

OR Efficiencies was founded on principles of bringing unique and specialized services of value to clients. The firm’s founder has determined that most boutique firms, specializing in perioperative services, can identify issues impacting a hospital’s surgical program marketability but lack resources to assist with corrective action unless the “fix” rests within the perioperative services discipline and inventory of skills.

Large firms (e.g. big six accounting firms and pharmaceutical companies) have breadth of service offerings and skills but lack specialized focus in the core business of surgery. Typically these large firms also lack focused, and personalized customer service as too often the stockholder, not the hospital (or physician) client, is the end-customer.

Providing “Customized & Comprehensive, End-To-End Business Process Solutions”

OR Efficiencies brings true value and differentiation to clients by providing “customized and comprehensive, end-to-end business process solutions”. This end-to-end approach ultimately translates into decreased risk for clients as clients develop and maintain a relationship with one organization (OR Efficiencies, LLC) that screens and hand-picks experts in varied disciplines required to assist in issue resolution and change management. A consortium of multi-disciplinary experts, each with at least a decade of experience in their field, is prepared and available to support each engagement and client’s unique challenges.

Key resources brought to the Client by the Consultant include:

  • Comprehensive perioperative services program analysis, redesign, implementation and business planning
  • Endoscopy program analysis and redesign
  • Surgeon, Anesthesiologist and Financial Management Consultants
  • Highly experienced directors of surgical services with experiences in every type of of OR and ambulatory surgery center setting
  • Group practice administration
  • Anesthesiology program, stipend & contract development and mediation
  • Statistical / Process redesign engineering
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center design, development and operations consultants
  • Human resources planning
  • Emotional Intelligence programming
  • Medical staff planning / Retention / Physician Recruitment
  • Corporate education with focus in JCAHO and HIPAA compliance
  • Medical staff leadership development
  • Hospital-Physician relationship development
  • Healthcare market share development and business planning

Client Testimonials

  • My hospitals department of anesthesiology was falling apart due to stresses of the operating room.

    My hospitals department of anesthesiology was falling apart due to stresses of the operating room.

    We lost a number of doctors and I feared losing my CRNAs because of our issues. Jerry personally assisted me to bring stability to the anesthesiology program and his team improved OR efficiencies and general operations so that now we're able to recruit and retain highly skilled anesthesia staff.
    CEO - major Mid-Atlantic healthcare system

  • The consulting team assisted our surgeons to realize that they must be part of developing solutions, not simply to expect administration to provide them a perfect world.

    The consulting team assisted our surgeons to realize that they must be part of developing solutions, not simply to expect administration to provide them a perfect world.

    Now our surgeons and anesthesiologists are actively engaged, police themselves and have a higher level of satisfaction with our ORs being much more efficient.
    Surgeon and OR Committee Chair - major Northeastern medical center

  • The hospital CEO and the dean made it my responsibility to fix the OR without holding any other parties accountable.

    The hospital CEO and the dean made it my responsibility to fix the OR without holding any other parties accountable.

    Our anesthesiology program was greatly in deficit due to the staffing costs associated with a terribly inefficient OR. I was losing faculty and could not recruit to our program due to the imbalance of work-load and compensation package. Jerry brought facts and education. He assisted in mediating our relationships and educated us on how to move forward. The assistance Jerry provided me and my program assisted me not only to improve our present situation and be successful in my position but also to move on in my own career.
    Department of Anesthesiology Chair - then serving at a mid-Atlantic University program having moved on to Department Chair at a prestigious Southwestern University.

  • I moved to another CEO position and didn’t realize the disrepair our OR program was in until after I started.

    I moved to another CEO position and didn’t realize the disrepair our OR program was in until after I started.

    I lost the contact information and spent hours tracking them down after nearly ten years. They were there for me and assisted me through another difficult situation.
    CEO - Northeastern community medical center

  • Jerry assisted me to bring stability to the anesthesiology program and his team improved OR efficiencies and general operations. . .

    Jerry assisted me to bring stability to the anesthesiology program and his team improved OR efficiencies and general operations. . .

    My hospitals department of anesthesiology was falling apart due to stresses of the operating room. We lost a number of doctors and I feared losing my CRNAs because of our issues. "Jerry assisted me to bring stability to the anesthesiology program and his team improved OR efficiencies and general operations so that now we're able to recruit and retain highly skilled anesthesia staff."
    CEO - major Mid-Atlantic healthcare system

  • Jerry Ippolito’s team assisted our surgeons to realize that they must be part of developing solutions,

    Jerry Ippolito’s team assisted our surgeons to realize that they must be part of developing solutions,

    not simply to expect administration to provide them a perfect world. Now our surgeons and anesthesiologists are actively engaged, police themselves and have a higher level of satisfaction with our ORs being much more efficient.
    Surgeon and OR Committee Chair - major Northeastern medical center

  • Jerry, the services and education you provided my department and administration proved to be invaluable in resolving differences and developing solutions.

    Jerry, the services and education you provided my department and administration proved to be invaluable in resolving differences and developing solutions.

    Before we started the engagement I thought my anesthesiology department was going to implode; you spread oil on troubled waters.
    Highly published Chair of Anesthesiology - Midwestern University Hospital System

  • Our surgeons wanted to develop their own ASC until Ippolito and his team showed us that a community hospital OR can be as efficient as a surgery center.

    Our surgeons wanted to develop their own ASC until Ippolito and his team showed us that a community hospital OR can be as efficient as a surgery center.

    Surgeon satisfaction improved and the surgeons continued to support the hospital.
    Chief Nursing Officer - rural Midwestern community hospital

  • Their team made me feel good and part of the solution. . .

    Their team made me feel good and part of the solution. . .

    and never threatened in my position. I learned a lot and value the experience. I feel like we're friends.
    Director of Surgical Services - major Northeastern medical center

  • “I’ve worked with Jerry Ippolito for over fifteen years. . .

    “I’ve worked with Jerry Ippolito for over fifteen years. . .

    Not only has he always been there to guide me through challenging situations, but he is a person of the highest integrity I've met in the business world.
    Exec VP Operations - major Midwestern medical center