August 1, 2007

An ASC’s relentless focus on savings

By: OR Manager

No cost is too small to escape the eyes of managers at Evansville Surgery Center in Evansville, Indiana, which shaved about $100,000 from its supply budget in the past year as part of an overall $417,000 reduction in variable costs. Evansville has 2 multispecialty surgery centers that perform about 9,900 procedures a year, about 40% in orthopedics. The centers are owned 50-50 by physicians and the hospital.

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