3 guest panelists share their challenges and successes in ASC leadership. Are you a busy Administrator or Clinical Director at an ambulatory surgery center? Do you wear what seems like a ridiculous amount of hats? Are you responsible for QAPI, Infection Control, Policies and Procedures, Medical Staff Credentialing, Human Resources, Inservice Training, etc.? Are you the leader in your facility? What burning questions do you have for ASC directors who are doing it all, while being effective leaders?
Sara Kraft, BSN, RN has 15 years of nursing experience with 10 years in the ambulatory surgery setting. She has been Clinical Director at Wolfe Surgery Center in West Des Moines Iowa for 3 years, managing the daily operations for 14 surgeons in 6 ORs with 45 employees.
Susan Parker, RN has 21 years of nursing experience, with 18 years in the ambulatory surgery setting. She has a wide range of administrative, clinical, and consulting experience in multi-specialty, orthopedic, GI, and ophthalmic surgery centers. Susan is currently the Administrator at Stonecreek Surgery Center, a busy ophthalmic surgery center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Denise Carpenter, BSN, RN, MAOL has 20 years of nursing experience. She spent 6 years as the DON at an Ophthalmic surgery center located in Northern California. Her family moved to Idaho where she has been the Assistant Clinical Director of Idaho Gastroenterology Associates for the last 8 months.