Member Profile


John Blanck

John Blanck, senior vice president of operations for Surgery Partners, shares his top three pieces of advice for ASCs looking to build new or relocate.

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Stanford Plavin, MD

Stanford Plavin, MD, ASCA Board member and anesthesiologist at Ambulatory Anesthesia Partners in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses best practices for working with anesthesia providers in the ASC setting.

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Barbara Draves, CASC

Barbara Draves, CASC, president of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and administrator of The Surgery Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, shares the strategies she uses to handle conflict management and employee problems in her facility.

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Kelly Bemis, RN

Kelly Bemis, RN, chief clinical officer of Azura Vascular Care, LP, and National Cardiovascular Partners in Malvern, Pennsylvania, talks about the cardiac procedures performed in ASCs today and what she foresees in the cardiac field for ASCs in the next five years.

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Michelle George, RN, CASC

Michelle George, RN, CASC, senior director of clinical services at Surgical Care Affiliates in Pasadena, California, discusses the essential steps to designing and implementing a successful clinical benchmarking program.

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Gary Richberg, RN, CASC

Gary Richberg, RN, CASC, director of ambulatory surgery centers at Kadlec Clinic in Richland, Washington, shares what he believes are the top three issues facing the ASC community this year.

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