November 2015

This quarter, we would like to recognize Ms. Michelle Davis from Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, La.

Michelle Davis black and lighter croppedMs. Michelle Davis has been working with Ochsner Health System for 18 months. She is the Clinical Operations Manager of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, and some of her responsibilities include guiding day-to-day physician practice operations and overseeing the budget. She also manages a support staff of nearly 50 employees. Ms. Davis enjoys learning about the clinic side of health care administration, since her experience comes from the inpatient side.

Q: What made you decide to renew your site's subscription with AJRR?

A: We were already enrolled when I came on board; four hospitals in Ochsner Health System were pilot hospitals for AJRR. However, I saw the benefit in a National Registry, so for the past few months I worked to make sure that the appropriate staff saw the amendments to our contract. That way, Ochsner Health System could renew their subscription.

Q: Would you recommend enrollment with AJRR to others?

A: Yes, I would. The AJRR staff is very professional, and I never heard a single complaint from other Ochsner Health System staff that worked with them. Our research coordinator worked closely with the AJRR team and had nothing but positive things to say about the experience.

Q: What do you like most about AJRR?

A: AJRR is a great organization to assist with our data coordinating and gathering. There are many perks from participating in a Registry; the benchmark numbers are helpful for not only orthopaedists, but for hospitals in general. I'm happy that we served as pilot hospitals and are now are able to continue being involved.

Q: What do you enjoy doing during your free time?

A: My two favorite pastimes are playing sports and shopping.