August 4, 2023

August is National ASC Month: Supporting the ASC industry

By: Lindsay Botts

Editor's Note

According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), every August,  ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) promote awareness of how they "have transformed the outpatient experience" by educating key policy and decision makers as well as the public on the many benefits ASCs provide.

To participate in this month's celebration, ASCA recommends:

OR Manager is a proud supporter of the ASC community. Each month, we publish content for ASC leaders with insight from ASC expert contributors that understand the challenges administrators, managers, and clinical leaders face daily.

Browse our recent ASC content:

  • ASC joint ventures: ‘To be, or not to be’
    With healthcare costs continuing to rise, hospitals, payers, and patients are looking for different venues for care and ways to cut costs while maintaining quality and safety. As more surgical procedures are safely performed in outpatient settings, more ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are being built or restructured…
  • SSI prevention in ASCs
    Surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance has rapidly grown in the ambulatory setting over the last decade, with the expansion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Outpatient Procedure Component (OPC)…
  • ASC nurse leaders can wear many hats
    The role of a nurse leader in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) can take many forms depending on the ASC’s size, structure, and governing environment. Larger ASCs can support a number of leaders and roles. Factors that influence this number are whether the ASC is part of a network, the…
  • A day in the life in SPD
    Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are continuing to perform more and more surgical procedures. According to Fortune Business Insights, ASCs can expect to see even greater case volumes as the number of outpatient procedures is estimated to increase by 15% by 2028. With an increase in procedures, it is essential that…

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