Becky Ziegler-Otis – ASCA 2023 Recap: Topics, Trends, and News | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
The Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Conference took place a few weeks ago, bringing together 1,200+ ASC experts, professionals, and vendors from around the country.
This week’s episode is dedicated to recapping the biggest takeaways from #ASCA2023, including a conversation with Becky ZIEGLER-OTIS, industry veteran and one of ASCA’s Board of Directors.
Hot Topic 1️⃣: Anesthesia – As more cases migrate to an outpatient setting, the topic and debate around anesthesia have naturally followed suit.
· Finding the right partner is key.
· Have an honest discussion about regional anesthesia.
· Make sure you understand the Patient ASA Classification rankings.
Hot Topic 2️⃣: Technology – Innovative tech will continue to play a pivotal role in transforming every aspect of the surgery center experience.
· Lean in to help maximize the patient experience.
· Centers that are embracing technology are winning and happy with their decision.
· We are seeing the same trends as the Fintech industry: AI, cloud, big data, and more.
Hot Topic 3️⃣: Culture & Inclusivity – The ASC ecosystem encompasses a wide range of stakeholders, so fostering a culture of belonging and embracing diversity is a must.
· Create a culture of belonging through listening, surveys, and onboarding tactics.
· Understand the role we all play in reducing the disparity of care.
· Foster a larger, more inclusive community.
Exciting News 💥 National Medical Billing Services rebranded to nimble solutions! Lisa Rock shared that the change emphasizes their dedication, passion, and commitment to clients, aiming to transform the healthcare industry through innovation and exceeding expectations.
And finally 💥 Kathy Bryant, former CEO of ASCA, was honored with the Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC community. Presented by Dr. David Shapiro, the award recognizes Bryant’s exceptional leadership during her tenure from 1998 to 2010. The award commemorates Bryant’s significant contributions to the ASC community, following in the footsteps of ASC leader Nap Gary.
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