Explosive procedure growth at Sanford Medical Center Bismarck motivated their Perioperative Services Management Team to remove steps, tasks, and processes that held the potential for productivity-draining errors.
Today, through their use of the ASP Ecosystem, manual record keeping for low temperature sterilizer load clearance and BI tasks has been eliminated.
Tracing a heritage back over 119 years to Sioux Falls Hospital, 1 Sanford Health has become an institution known for its stability and health care excellence to Dakotans. Its facilities experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, and with that growth came increased demands on its staff and physicians.
This cresting wave of procedure volume propagated to new highs in reprocessing and sterilization work, pushing its current perioperative staff to their limits. To find relief from these mushrooming sterilization and associated administrative tasks, Sanford Medical Center Bismarck (Sanford) turned to the ASP Ecosystem, consisting of STERRAD™ Systems with ALLClear™ Technology, the STERRAD VELOCITY™ BI System, and ASP ACCESS™ Technology, as a source of leverage to streamline their low-temperature sterilization operation through its powerful workflow automation.
The paper-based recordkeeping at Sanford represented an outdated process that required daily manual interventions, which increased opportunities for error.