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Essential news and information for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)

The Advancing Surgical Care Podcast Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)

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Essential news and information for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)

    The Risk of Delaying Certain Elective Surgeries

    The Risk of Delaying Certain Elective Surgeries

    On July 1, 2020, Bill Prentice, ASCA chief executive officer, sat down with Dr. Tom Deas, a leading gastroenterologist who is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology, to discuss some of the risks associated with delaying even common procedures such as colonoscopies. Tom Deas practiced medicine for 20 years in the US Air Force before retiring as colonel. Over the course of his private sector career that followed, Tom has been the medical director of several specialty care facilities, held several distinguished academic positions and was active in several national medical specialty organizations, including a term as president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

    • 13 min
    A Progress Report on Resuming Elective Surgery

    A Progress Report on Resuming Elective Surgery

    On April 22, 2020, Bill Prentice, ASCA chief executive officer, and Michael Patterson, president and chief executive officer of Mississippi Valley Health in Davenport, Iowa, recorded an episode of ASCA’s Advancing Surgical Care Podcast that looked prospectively at the resumption of elective surgeries. In this episode, recorded two months later, Bill and Michael rejoin their discussion about elective surgeries and provide a detailed update on the progress, as well as the continuing challenges, occurring in outpatient surgery.

    • 12 min
    ASCs by the Numbers: A Discussion with Leading Researcher and Professor Elizabeth Munnich, PhD

    ASCs by the Numbers: A Discussion with Leading Researcher and Professor Elizabeth Munnich, PhD

    In this episode of the Advancing Surgical Care Podcast, Bill Prentice, ASCA’s CEO, interviews Beth Munnich, a distinguished healthcare economist and professor at the University of Louisville. Professor Munnich has authored a number of important healthcare studies, including ASC-focused research, and she has been widely recognized and awarded for her academic achievements and publications.

    • 15 min

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