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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2016 | Archived Issues

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - February 2016 (PDF)  


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Sterile Processing - Change to Organizational Structure

To better align the services that support period and procedural areas, vice presidential oversight for the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) — formerly known as Central Processing — has transitioned to Bryan Croft, vice president of Service Line Operations. Director leadership of SPD has moved to Jan Decker, service line director, and Shab Nicks, health system director. Decker and Nicks will continue to be responsible for clinical and administrative oversight of all perioperative and GI services.

Additionally, Glen Eleby, CRCST, has been appointed manager for SPD. Over the course of his career and 20 years of sterile processing management experience, Eleby has held a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, he was the regional sterile processing manager at Kaiser Permanente's Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu, where he was responsible for sterile processing training throughout the region as well as all GI endoscope reprocessing.

Prior to that, Eleby was a sterile processing manager at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach and for four years was a senior site manager for SterilTek Inc., a subsidiary of STERIS Corp. that specialized in process improvement and management consulting. His assignments included support to Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles as well as Cedars-Sinai.

As the new manager in SPD, Eleby will work closely with the current interim assistant manager, Latif Loveless, who has been a key player in the groundwork related to improved efficiencies in SPD. Over the next few months, Eleby and Loveless will work to establish a plan to address the operational needs of SPD. Progress will be communicated through the Department of Surgery's Performance Improvement Committee.