Jim Stilley – How Medical Assistants Can Help with Staffing Issues & Reduce Spend | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
Almost every surgery center is struggling with two issues right now – staffing shortages and increasing costs. By hiring Medical Assistants, you might be able to tackle both problems at once.
Jim Stilley is the CEO of Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center, which is currently the largest practice north of Grand Rapids. With 20 years of ASC industry experience, he has helped build three ASCs, was formerly the president of MASA, and has experience running very large ASCs with 130+ staff members. He joins us today to share his perspective on how hiring Medical Assistants instead of RNs (where appropriate) will help solve both staffing and spending concerns.
In this episode, we’ll cover the following:
➡️ How #MedicalAssistants or other paraprofessionals can take on the more repeatable, learnable tasks that do not need to be completed by an RN.
➡️ How to evaluate your current processes, identify opportunities, and successfully roll out these changes while balancing experience.
➡️ How to overcome some of the most common concerns, such as patient safety and quality of care.
➡️ The financial benefits you can expect (spoiler: you might just save two-thirds of the spend).
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