ABOUT OR-6
OR-6 is a limited liability company located in Massachusetts. OR-6 is a platform for creating and developing easily-adopted solutions to complex problems in patient safety.
As a practicing anesthesiologist, Dr. Goolishian has witnessed the dangers of increasing productions pressures combined with decreasing staffing and health care revenues. Providers are forced to compromise care for efficiency and develop fast “workarounds” that ultimately endanger patients. After hearing about, and witnessing himself, several wrong-site surgeries and procedures Dr. Goolishain and his wife, Dr. Tracy Thorpe 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 perspectives of both 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.

Our Team

Dr. Wade Goolishian, M.D.

Dr. Goolishian graduated from Vassar College with an A.B. in Biochemistry and an M.D. from Tufts University. He did his residency training in surgery, critical care, and anesthesiology at Baystate Medical Center and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has been a practicing anesthesiologist for twenty-five years in both academic and community hospital settings, and he is currently a partner at Cape Cod Anesthesia Associates. Dr. Goolishian has served as the Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cape Cod Hospital and has been a member of several hospital committees including the Operating Room Committee, Medical Executive Committee, Process Improvement Committee, and the Credentials Committee. Dr. Goolishian is the co-founder and CFO of OR-6, LLC, which was founded in 2006 to serve as a platform for creating and developing novel medical devices that promote patient safety. Dr. Goolishian also holds a Black Belt in Six Sigma process improvement from the Aveta Business Institute. Throughout his career, Dr. Goolishian has received several awards including the national award for outstanding research during residency training from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and he has several publications related to his research in both basic science and medical devices. Dr. Goolishian has been granted a patent (USPTO 9,827,04) for his recent invention, the Surgi-Sign Marking System.

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.

We’ve Got You Covered

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.