Did you know?
You may be surprised to know that when surgical procedures are performed at hospitals, it’s the hospital that assigns the surgical support team. Surgeons typically don’t know with whom they will be working until the day of the operation.
Because Dr. Bartell is an independent practitioner using his own in-house surgical facility, he has selected his team from among the best, most qualified local medical professionals.
“One of the best parts of my practice is the opportunity to work with my handpicked team,” Dr. Bartell said. “We have worked together for many years. They’re technically the very best and they’re also extremely caring people who take excellent care of my patients. It’s very common for patients to compliment the team when they come back for the postoperative visit.”
The Importance of Consistency
Consistently using the same core group provides Dr. Bartell maximum operational control and efficacy, while assuring his surgical patients a consistent level of superior care and technical expertise.
“It’s like a well-oiled machine,” said Mary Jean Martin, a certified operating room technician on Dr. Bartell’s team. “We all click and know what each other needs and when to do it.”
Many team members have also been patients of Dr. Bartell’s, which gives them a unique perspective for the care they provide.
“I think it makes you empathize more with patients,” said Dottie Browne, RN, a surgical nurse on the team. “You understand that fear of not knowing what to expect. For me, it’s about helping patients every step of the way. Just standing with them the whole time and letting them know you’re there really alleviates fear.”
The highest level of Patient Safety and Patient Care are a shared vision among this surgical team.
For Alyssa Tesar, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, working with Dr. Bartell has many rewards, the best the highest level of patient safety and patient care.
“I am so grateful to be a part of the Bartell team. We are all working our dream job, and that’s pretty special. The entire team shares the same priority of patient safety and satisfaction. Seeing our patients safely through the entire process is the most rewarding. Alleviating fears and answering questions before surgery, and seeing people leave after surgery happy with a smile of appreciation means a job well done.”