Featuring: Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC
For an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), maintaining a safe physical environ- ment for patients generally falls to the administrator and governing board. For those who lack expertise in healthcare architecture, building codes, and risk management, it may pay to hire a consultant. Even so, ASC managers remain respon- sible for compliance. Fortunately, according to survey reports, some of the most com- mon deficiencies are things even an untrained person could control by knowing the rules and having a procedure to implement them.