Most OR Managers or VP’s of Surgery will tell you that one of the biggest challenges they face is the efficient use of operating room time. In episode 3, Sanjeev is joined by Brian Dawson, the System VP of Perioperative Services at CommonSpirit Health, and they discuss how predictive analytics and online tools have increased financial performance in the OR (the economic backbone of a hospital), surgeon satisfaction and quality of patient care by fundamentally transforming the scheduling process.
Special Guest: Brian S. Dawson, System VP of Perioperative Services, Common Spirit Health
As the first African-American Male, Nurse Corps Officer to Command a Naval Hospital; Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in nursing from American University in Washington, DC. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy Nurse Corps in 1983. Brian served in various positions, including SPD Manager, OR Department Head and Director of Surgical Services at multiple facilities. In 1997, Brian graduated with honors from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a Master of Science in Nursing Administration/Leadership. He went on to serve as the COO of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Base Jacksonville, NC and as the CEO of the Navy’s largest overseas Medical Treatment Facility U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan.
He finished his distinguished 28 year naval career as the Chief of Staff for the 36th Navy Surgeon General. Upon retiring from the Navy, Brian has served as the Vice President of Surgical Services for Salem Hospital in Salem, OR; as Director of Surgical Services at St Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood CO; Serves as an Instructor / Educator for AORN’s Nurse Executive Leadership Series; CEO and President of BD Perioperative and Healthcare Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as the System VP of Perioperative Services, Common Spirit Health.