Synopsis

I am the chief surgical services officer for our hospital and have oversight for surgery operations at both the Level One Trauma Center and the ambulatory care center. As a Level One Trauma Center, we always have the ability to run three operating rooms at night for emergencies. Based on the number of anticipated victims, we realized we would need the ability to activate more operating rooms than normal. We routinely run at least 5 operating rooms on Sundays with one trauma room, so I knew that by 6:30 am we would be in a position to have at least 6 ORs fully staffed and functioning. We already had 11 cases scheduled for the day without any add-on emergencies. On a typical Sunday at ORMC, we can do 17-20 cases.