ALLIED HEALTH WORKERS IN THE ASC

Do you have Private Scrubs or neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring technicians accompany your surgeons? These are two examples of “allied health workers”, not to be confused with an Allied Health Professional (such as a PA). Learn what differentiates these practitioners and how to maintain appropriate credentialing documentation for this category.

 

DEBRA STINCHCOMB, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC

Debra has 36 years of health care experience including development, clinical, administrative, operations and sales.  The last 19 years have been focused exclusively in the ASC industry with a particular emphasis on multi-specialty centers. Previous positions held include: ASC Administrator, Regional Vice President and Director of Operations Preparations.  Her responsibilities have included budget development/management, revenue/expense management, contract negotiation, licensing/certification/accreditation compliance, marketing, risk management, quality improvement and benchmarking.

Debra is a Registered Nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona, Tucson and her MBA from California Coast University. She is a founder and current President of the Arkansas Ambulatory Surgery Association and has served nationally as a past board member of FASA and past board member of ASC Association. She received her CASC credential in 2002. Debra has been a AAAHC surveyor and has served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Joint Commission Ambulatory Professional and Technical Advisory Committee. She currently serves as Chair of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee for ASCA.