Crothall Healthcare and Ascendco Health Partner to Revolutionize Surgical Instrument Tracking and Quality in Sterile Processing

Chicago, IL (May 9, 2024) – In a move poised to significantly elevate standards within Sterile Processing, Crothall Healthcare (Crothall), a leading provider of sterile…

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Advocating For Excellence

Securing the Support Your Sterile Processing Department Requires to Deliver As a leader in sterile processing, your role is multifaceted and critical. You’re at the…

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2024 Healthcare Trends

Embracing Data Integration, AI, and Automation for Success As we bid farewell to 2023, a transformative year in healthcare, it’s essential to reflect on the…

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The Blue Bubble: How Ascendco Revolutionized Sterile Processing Support

  Today we have Brian Reed, CEO of Ascendco Health, speaking about the support offered here at Ascendco. We asked Brian what sets us apart…

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Why a Strong Data Foundation is Important for a Successful Software Transition

We had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Whitfield, Manager of the Data Team here at Ascendco to speak with him about data foundation….

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Flipping the Switch: How tracking software can supercharge your SPD

By Shane Boyd, CHL, CRCST When coming into the world of Sterile Processing from the OR, I was overwhelmed with all the processes.  I had…

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Instrument Personality Quiz

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Sara Vinson's Tips for Setting and Achieving Goals

Sara Vinson’s Tips for Setting *and* Achieving Goals

By Sara Vinson, MBA, CRCST Whether personal or professional, goal setting is a process most people follow without even knowing it. Take planning a vacation…

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Analytics: Data Storytelling

Analytics: Data Storytelling

With experience often comes a keen sense of intuition, a “gut feeling” that is all too familiar to SPD and OR leaders. There are certain…

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Analytics: Start the Shift

Analytics: Start the Shift

The reality is that digital data management and accessible information are part of a new frontier for the healthcare industry. Their value comes in the…

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Why Count Sheets Often Fail the Communication Test

Why Count Sheets Often Fail the Communication Test

BY JOAN M. SPEAR, MBA, RN, CNOR, CRCST, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT A facility’s count sheets (also known as recipes or tray sheets) can provide an accurate…

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The Missing Piece: Software to Meet Your Needs

The Missing Piece: Software to Meet Your Needs

For our purposes today, we are going to push aside the “No Tracking vs Tracking” argument and confidently agree that tracking systems are a necessary…

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