In February 2020, Cheryl Barratt coauthored “You’ve Got a Friend in SPD”, which appeared in Outpatient Surgery. The article focuses on the importance of collaboration, cooperation, and yes, even friendships, between the O.R. and the sterile processing department (SPD). These types of relationships are just part of Perioptimal Performance Partners’ consensus-building approach, the second tenet of The Perioptimal Promise™. Consensus building is also one of our seven core values.