will be joined by a representative from the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles who oversees all of its joint ventures and solely owned ASCs.” The duo will review the latest findings from a national survey of hospital and health system leaders concerning what is hap- pening with ASC joint ventures in the field. There will be time for discus- sion, and audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions about their particular situations.

If you are finding recruiting the right talent to your ASC difficult, make your way to “Headhunter Confidential: Adventures in Hiring,” presented by Greg Zoch, partner and managing direc- tor of Kaye/Bassman International in Plano, Texas, on Saturday, May 16, from 9:40–11:10 am. “Leadership in ASCs largely com- prises Baby Boomers who are retiring or on the cusp of retiring,” he says. “As a result, the talent pool is becoming shal- lower by the month. ASCs must be able to effectively find, attract and acquire the talent necessary for success. This session will review best practices and major fails in landing that top talent.”

Learn what is required to prop- erly complete the credentialing and peer review of your ASC’s physicians and allied health professionals during “Your Guide to Credentialing and Peer Review” co-presented by Cindy Young, RN, CASC, former ASCA Board mem- ber and administrator of the Surgery Center of Farmington in Farmington, Missouri, and Mary Ryan, RN, CASC, administrator of Tri-State Surgery Cen- ter in Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday, May 14, from 2:20–3:50 pm. “Credentialing and peer review at times can be challenging,” Young says, “but they are not impossible to manage if you know what the Centers for Medi- care & Medicaid Services and accredi- tation organizations require and how to effectively approach each of the require- ments.” Session attendees will learn about the initial credentialing applica- tion, primary source verification, board approval and re-credentialing processes, and how to ensure a compliant, ongoing peer review process.

Meet the Featured Speakers

Two of the many highlights of the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo, May 13–16, in Orlando, Florida, will be remarks from featured speakers Elizabeth Smart and Amelia Rose Earhart.

Smart will speak during the opening session of the conference, 5:15– 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 13, immediately

before the exhibit hall opens. She first gained national attention when she was abducted from her home at age 14 and held captive for nine months. Today, she is an advocate for change concerning child abduc- tion, recovery programs and national legislation. Founder of the “Eliza- beth Smart Foundation,” Smart has helped promote the National AMBER Alert, the Adam Walsh Child Protec- tion and Safety Act and other safety legislation intended to help prevent abductions. Her new book—”Where There’s Hope”—explores what it takes to overcome trauma and find the strength to move on and reclaim one’s life.

As she shares her story of kidnap- ping, rape and manipulation, Smart will focus on hope as the antidote to despair. “Know that not everyone experiences all of the same experi- ences,” she says. “There are emo- tions and difficulties that expand far beyond these individual top- ics that find common ground with many people. I plan to speak on the importance of hope because, no matter who you are or what your occupation is, we all face struggles, disappointment and hardship. For these reasons, it is imperative that we find our hope and hold tight.”

Smart is looking forward to helping ASCA 2020 attendees overcome the challenges they face in their lives. “I hope attendees walk away feeling uplifted, inspired and, most impor- tantly, empowered to face and keep moving forward through any trial or struggle they encounter,” she says.

Earhart will present the conference

session 8:00–9:00 am on Thursday, May 14. In 2014, she set out to

retrace the 1937 flight of her name- sake, Amelia Mary Earhart. Her 28,000-mile, 18-day flight around the world in a single-engine air- craft became a symbol of determi- nation, courage and empowerment for anyone who has ever decided to seek new horizons. More than two years of route and logistical plan- ning, extensive flight training, open water survival courses and fundrais- ing for the Fly With Amelia Foun- dation and her team of nearly 100 people all led to a successful and safe flight around the world that was tracked by millions.

During her presentation, Earhart will discuss how—like pilots—great leaders know how to course cor- rect when problems arise, under- stand the importance of situational awareness and building a strong flight crew and recognize that tur- bulence is a part of any journey worth taking.




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