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Bill Denton, RN, MBA

Bill Denton is a surgical services clinical consultant possessing extensive experience in healthcare administration focusing on Surgical Services and other invasive care environments. As a clinician, Bill utilizes his expertise to transform the complex process of identifying and implementing significant operational changes and cost-saving initiatives—oftentimes in the tens of millions of dollars. The OR is where expenses can erode profits if you’re not aware of underlying causes, and it’s more than just supplies. Supplies can reduce costs, but you can’t create a highly functional OR through supplies. It takes grit!

Bill has led surgical departments for over 30 years. Some have been very large, like Baylor University Medical, Dallas, Texas, with over 60+ operating rooms, some with 15 to 30 operating rooms, and a small community hospital with two operating rooms. In addition, he has provided boots-on-the-ground assistance to many hospitals across the country to solve problems. He is a fixer and understands how surgeons and anesthesiologists want to engage with your surgical department. He works through the entire surgical stream, starting with the physician’s office and ending with a satisfied patient, six weeks post-op. He gets it, from everyone’s perspective!

Bill has developed a proven method of placing Surgeons and Anesthesiologists in a pivotal position in determining how your Operating Rooms function. Focusing on their needs firsts allows the efficient use of your Surgical department to fall into place. Your clinical leaders are empowered to focus on patient care and staff satisfaction rather than constantly fighting the same old fires day after day. It’s complex and requires a sobering examination of accountability, the willingness to align responsibility accordingly, tenacity, strategy, physician-trusted data, and a commitment from hospital leadership to trust the transformative process. The work is guaranteed to establish a highly functional Surgical environment within six months with an ROI of one year, which is also guaranteed.

Bill earned his Master of Business Administration from Amberton University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Texas A&M University, and his Associate of Science in Nursing from Angelina County College in Lufkin, Texas.

Bill is the founder of the Baylor Surgical Services Institute and served as the Executive Producer for the award-winning Pathways© Continuing Education Video Series. Bill is a recipient of the United States Public Health Service Rear Admiral Julia R. Plotnick Chief Nurse Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing.

Bill is published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Blackwell International. He has lectured in 27 countries on topics such as predictive analytics, how to run an efficient operating room, occupational hazards, nursing leadership, antibiotic resistant organisms, latex allergies, coping with blood born pathogens, tuberculosis, and just-in-time inventories

Bill currently runs The consulting firm IORM: Innovative Operating Room Management

Client List

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY, NY

Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Granville Health System, Oxford, NC

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA

LA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Hartford HealthCare Corporation, Hartford, CT

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dignity Health, Santa Cruz, CA

WellStar Health System, Atlanta, GA

Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Angel Medical Center, Franklin, NC

Denver Children's Hospital, Denver, CO

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY

MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, WA

Methodist Health System, Omaha, NE

Peace Health, Vancouver, WA

Tracy Community Hospital Sutter Health, Tracy, CA

Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN

Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Warren, OH

Scripps Medical Center, La Jolla, CA

Adventist Health Portland, Portland, CA

Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA

Baptist Health, Knoxville, TN

Schuylkill Mountain Medical Center, Pottsville, PA

Marquette General Health System, Marquette, MI

Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, AK

Atrium Health Navient, Macon, GA

Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME