As a practicing anesthesiologist, Dr. Goolishian witnessed firsthand the dangers of increasing productions pressures combined with decreasing staffing and health care revenues. Providers are forced to compromise care for the sake of efficiency and must develop fast “workarounds” that ultimately endanger patients. After hearing about, and witnessing himself, several wrong-site surgeries and procedures, Dr. Goolishain, his wife Dr. Tracy Thorpe, and Susan Thorpe, RN, created OR-6 to put an end to wrong-site errors and make a difference in patient’s lives. By addressing safety issues from the perspective of the healthcare provider and the patient, we are able to create simple, workable, and easily-adopted solutions for the healthcare environment. We are committed to saving patient’s lives and preventing unnecessary injury by bringing solutions to the point of care, and making “Never Events” truly never events.
Dr. Wade Goolishian, M.D.
Dr. Tracy Thorpe, Ph.D.
Dr. Thorpe holds a Masters degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and a bachelors degree from UCLA, where she graduated with honors and cum laude from UCLA. Dr. Thorpe received numerous awards and honors from both UCLA and Harvard. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Thorpe worked as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense in the Force Protection unit conducting security and risk analyses outside the continental United States. Before that, she worked for 10 years at Bankers Trust Company in Los Angeles.
Currently Dr. Thorpe is the co-founder and CEO of OR-6, LLC, which was founded in 2006 to serve as a platform for creating and developing novel medical devices that promote and ensure patient safety.
Susan Thorpe, R.N.
Ms. Thorpe is registered nurse whose compassion and caring led her to become a strong, tireless advocate for patient safety. Currently she works for the University of Utah Dialysis Center in Cedar City, UT. Prior to this, Ms. Thorpe spent many years working at the Intermountain Healthcare Hospital in St. George, Utah where she worked in the Orthopaedic unit. There she provided post-surgical care for joint replacement and spine surgery patients. Ms. Thorpe graduated from Dixie State University in St. George, UT with an Associate of Science in Nursing, after which she became a Registered Nurse.
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A 2″ x 1.65″design that works for most surgeries in ORs, surgery centers, and also in procedures outside the OR.
This is a 2″ x .9″ narrow design with a pointed tip that works perfectly for smaller areas on the body, such as ENT, hand, and foot surgeries. It is also very effective for abdominal surgeries.
We are happy to offer a Surgi-Sign for pediatric patients. A lot of children don’t like to be marked. But with our Surgi-Sign rocket, your young patients will actually be excited to be marked for surgery.
Make surgery fun for your pediatric patients. With this wand, you can make surgery a magical, safe experience—and reassure their parents at the same time.