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. Tracy Thorpe, Ph.D.
Dr. Thorpe is the CEO and co-founder of OR-6, LLC, The company was founded in 2010 to serve as a platform for creating and developing novel medical devices that promote and ensure patient safety.
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 has 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.
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Susan Thorpe, R.N.
Ms. Thorpe is a research nurse at OR-6 and assisted in Phase 1 clinical trials for the Surgi-Sign. She is also responsible for organizing national nursing and physical conference exhibitions, and she provides support for marketing and sales efforts.
Ms. Thorpe is a registered nurse whose compassion and caring led her to become a strong, tireless advocate for patient safety. Currently she works Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare in the St. George Regional Hospital and spent many years working in the Orthopaedic unit. There she provided post-surgical care for joint replacement and spine surgery patients. Prior to that she worked in the cardiovascular and oncology units. 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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Dr. Wade Goolishian, M.D.
Dr. Goolishian is the COO and co-founder of OR-6, LLC, which was founded in 1020 to serve as a platform for creating and developing novel medical devices that promote patient safety. Dr. Goolishian invented the Surgi-Sign and has been granted two patents for this product (USPTO 8,636,708 and 9,827,049) for his recent invention, the Surgi-Sign Marking System.
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.
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 also holds a Black Belt in Six Sigma process improvement from the Aveta Business Institute.
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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.