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THE ASCA JOURNAL JUNE/JULY 2021


12 COMPONENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL QAPI AGENDA Consider safety, accountability and performance improvement


DEPARTMENTS


6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 8 AS I SEE IT


Finding the right space for your ASC


16 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Stay on the forefront of efficiency and quality


18 REGULATORY REVIEW ASCs severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic


22 MEMBER PROFILE


John Blanck shares his top three pieces of advice for ASCs looking to build new or relocate


24 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Annie Sariego, RN, CASC, discusses the secrets of successful campaigning


26 ASCA NEWS


Reap the educational benefits of ASCA 2021 on demand


27 WEB CRAWL Virtual courses now available on demand


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, ascassociation.org. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from ASCA is prohibited.


Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Kara Newbury, Alex Taira, Sharita Williams and Rob Kurtz.


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 14, No. 6 | ISSN 1944-7280


FEATURES


14 HOW TO MAKE PHYSICIAN-HOSPITAL ASC JOINT VENTURES WORK Give equal importance to both short- and long-term goals


30 PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEW ASCs While location is critical, so are access, visibility and zoning


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