A new website hyping ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”) is the showpiece of a new campaign launched by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee (“ASCAC”).  The ASCAC includes the national and state ASC associations as well as representatives of all types of ASC operators and physicians.

The campaign is called “Advancing Surgical Care” and kicked off on March 9, 2010.  The goal of the campaign is raising awareness about the high-quality, patient-centered care that ASCs provide and the significant savings they create for both patients and the healthcare system. 

Andrew Hayek, chair of the ASCAC and President and CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates, says “At a time when healthcare costs are skyrocketing and access to quality patient care is a national priority, ASCs continue to offer high-quality, patient-centered care to communities throughout the country and create a cost savings for both the individual and the health care system as a whole.  As an industry, we are committed to providing patients the highest quality care in the safest environment possible and are working with physicians, hospitals and other stakeholders throughout the healthcare system to ensure that we continue to advance surgical care.”

“Patients report a 92% satisfaction rate in the healthcare services they receive at ASCs throughout the country,” says Kathy Bryant, President of the ASC Association. “We are proud to come together as an industry to lead this much-needed dialogue around the care, value and superior patient outcomes associated with ASCs.”

Quotations taken from Outpatient Surgery Magazine Staff.

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