The Rewards of Teamwork: Q&A With Sequoia Surgical Pavilion Administrator Tina Hadaway
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Q: How did you begin your career in healthcare?
Tina Hadaway: My career in healthcare began in the late 1990s as a frontline critical care/cardiac care RN.
Q: Do you have experience in the ASC industry prior to serving as administrator of Sequoia Surgical Pavilion?
TH: I have been in the outpatient setting since 2001. My roles have included PACU RN, Charge RN, Director of Clinical Services, Quality Improvement Coordinator and Director of Nursing.
Q: What do you think most distinguishes Sequoia Surgical Pavilion from its competition?
TH: I feel very honored to be a part of the Sequoia team. We are set apart from the competition as a trailblazer in outpatient total joint replacement, being one of the first surgery centers to perform total hip replacements in California.
Q: Why did your center decided to begin performing total hip replacement procedures?
TH: Sequoia saw the challenges facing healthcare consumers. We began the total joint program in hopes of providing a lower cost alternative with
the same high standards in quality and safety as any hospital.
Q: What is the most challenging aspect of your role as administrator?
TH: The most challenging aspect of my role is navigating through the uncertain times of healthcare reform. This includes making sure employers and insurance providers know that the ASC industry is on their side and staying at the forefront of ACO development.
Q: What is the most rewarding aspect?
TH: The most rewarding aspect of my role is the team that makes up Sequoia. I am very proud to work with such a competent, highly-skilled staff and physicians who are leaders in their specialty.
Q: What do you think is the most important issue for ASC leadership to focus on this year?
TH: I believe that the most important issue to focus on in the coming year is staying in front of CMS as an industry. If the ASC industry can continue to prove its strengths lie in cost containment and affordability, I see many doors opening with increased access to growing patient populations, like the baby-boomers.
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