What a great industry we work in! This is our week to not only celebrate, but to showcase our benefits. Our facilities provide excellent patient care as demonstrated in quality reporting, high patient satisfaction, high surgeon satisfaction and high employee satisfaction. We have seen a continued increase in the number and sophistication of regulations required of our industry over recent years, but we have responded with robust QAPI and Governance programs and greater attention to the details of our clinical and business operations.
According to ASCA, during the past ten years, many ASCs have used this week to show the public their services by conducting community events and touring members of Congress. It’s not too late to call your local House Representative or Senator to arrange a visit to your ASC to ensure they know the benefits ASCs provide and the cost benefit we provide to the medical system, in general. Even if they cannot attend during National ASC week, they will be in recess in their districts through the end of August.
If you have arranged a community event or congressional visit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story. Congratulations to all of you for working in a dynamic industry and enjoy the week dedicated to ASCs!
Debra Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC
Progressive Surgical Solutions