Celebrate National ASC Month This August, facilities around the country will host open houses and facility tours for elected officials, the media and members of their commu- nity to promote awareness of ASCs and celebrate National ASC Month. Hosting a tour creates a personal connection between you and your elected officials that could directly affect

ASC-related legislation and

regulations. These events raise the profile of ASCs, help educate the public about the high-quality care ASCs offer and can secure support for ASCs during key policy-making deliberations. Congress is in recess during the

month of August, so this is the perfect time to host a facility tour for your representative(s).

To get started,

email Adam Parker at aparker@ For more information, visit ASCA’s

Facility Tour page at ascassociation. org/hostafacilitytour.

Sign Up for ASCA’s August Webinars ASCA will host three webinars in August. Ann Geier, chief nursing officer of SourceMedical, will pres- ent “Taking the Infection Preven- tionist Seriously” at 1:00 pm ET on August 6. Participants will learn the proper amount of time and resources to allocate to their designated infec- tion preventionist (IP) while main- taining staffing priorities in other areas. Pete Bekas, managing direc- tor of Octane Solution Group, will present “Lower the High Cost of Collecting from the New Payer: The Patient” at 1:00 pm ET on August 20. He will discuss the processes, tech- nologies and best practices that facil- ities across the country employ to help reduce the overall cost of col- lecting from patients.

Jason C. Ross, partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack, will lead the final


August webinar, “From Marijuana to Sexual Harassment: Health Care Employment Law Updates,” at 1:00 pm ET on August 27. This webinar will explore the new and developing issues around the legalization of marijuana, how they affect the workplace and how to navigate them properly.

All three webinars are included in

the 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass. This pass provides access to the live events and recordings of all 16 webinars this year at one low price. Visit ASCA’s Webinars page at to learn more and register.

Names in the News

Do you have a new hire? Did your company win an award? Or did your management change? You can highlight all your company announcements in the Names in the News section of the ASC Focus web site. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.

ASCA members will need to be logged in andnonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.

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