Senior Clinical Director – Perioperative Services
During her 43 years of nursing experience, thirty-four in surgical services, Judy has had primary responsibilities in management and education with emphasis on program development, systems design, quality improvement, team development and financial management. She is a nationally known figure in the “Surgery Community” and is the Education Coordinator and Director of OR Benchmarks for OR Manager, Inc. In addition, she is past president of the OR Nursing Council of California.
Judy has a decade of surgery consulting experience focusing in the area of surgical services efficiencies, design, cost-optimization, and benchmarking. In her numerous on-site assessments she has identified opportunities for operational improvement, quality improvement, systems planning and has successfully implemented valued change for clients. In addition she has consulted with hospitals to design and develop ambulatory surgery centers.
During the past five years she has spent extensive time in the field of gerontology. Judy has developed a care management program, performed a community needs assessment to develop an outreach program for the Home Delivered Meals programs in south Orange County, California, and works with physician groups of geriatricians to consult with families to assess needs and recommend appropriate resources for the older adult. Combined with her vast knowledge of surgical services, Judy’s background in education brings added value to her clients in developing programs of excellence for the geriatric population.
During her professional career Mrs. Dahle has achieved significant successes as follows:
Developed, instructed and managed several perioperative nursing courses to train new operating room nurses and technicians as well as consulting with a private school to develop a successful operating room technician program.
Responsible for managing a staff of 250 employees, strategic planning, cost containment, and continuous quality improvement.
Experienced in many aspects of healthcare regulatory agencies, OSHA, State Board of Health, Joint Commission Accreditation Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), state and local building codes, Worker’s Compensation, and all nursing regulatory guidelines.
Established Elder Support Services, a care management and fiduciary service, focusing on older adults without family or the family is not available to coordinate care solutions.
Develops and coordinates the education programs for two national conferences presented by OR Manager, Inc.