Michael Gordon is founder and president of Gordon & Associates in Mount Dora, Florida.
Q: What are the most significant factors influencing ASC design today?
Michael Gordon (MG): Efficiency, concerning layout and cost. Pay close attention to the traffic flow to ensure it meets the needs of staff and patients. You must also be careful of overbuilding. Base your design on realistic projections, not optimistic projects. Over-anticipate the number of procedures surgeons will bring and you may build a facility that costs more to operate than the revenue you generate.