ASCs and COVID-19: How to Handle Surgical Overflow

With the COVID-19 pandemic evolving daily, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has released a list of scenarios in which ASCs can be activated to handle surgical overflow. We’ve summarized the ASCA’s list of options for how ASCs can assist with surge capacity. read more »

Past Blogs

10 Things To Do TODAY While Your ASC Is Shut Down/Slowed Down

So you’re shut down or slowed down because of the coronavirus.  We are all a bit worried, fearful and even angry about what has happened.  In dark times like these, I find it helps to stay busy, and know that very soon, to rip-off the classic line from Annie – “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”.  This pandemic WILL end in the near future,... read more »

New Survey Supports Culture of Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

One Medical Passport (1MP) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) have teamed up to make a Culture of Safety Survey available to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). The survey will help ASCs measure current safety practices, identify trends and implement best practices for establishing and maintaining a culture of safety in... read more »

5 Ways to Increase Your Patient Satisfaction Scores

The overall measure of a patient satisfaction score comes down to how patients feel about their care. While a patient’s impression of your facility can feel elusive, there are some tangible steps you can take to increase your patient satisfaction scores. read more »

Is it COVID-19, the Flu, or Allergies?

It’s amazing how “what’s really important” can change in a matter of days and even hours. Last week, we were all somewhat concerned about coronavirus aka COVID-19. As the number of cases and the death toll has spiked around the world and here in the U.S., and as the news from experts becomes more dire, it is now everyone’s top concern. read more »

Why a McGrath is the Only Laryngoscope You Need

First things first: I have ZERO, ZIP, NADA relationship with McGrath. read more »

How to Avoid Costly Cancellations at Your ASC

A last-minute surgery cancellation can be a costly occurrence. The Association for periOperative Registered Nurses recommends keeping same-day cancellation rates under 2%. This is an exceptionally low rate, but not one that is unachievable. Something as simple as a pre-surgery reminder text can significantly reduce costly cancellations. read more »

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