What's in Store this Year?

Opportunities and challenges facing the ASC industry

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In Memoriam

Randy Leffler

The ASC community lost one of its valuable members last month. Randy Leffler, 51, executive director of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (OAASC), passed away on December 23, 2019.

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HIPAA Biannual Update

Since ASCA’s last update in July, healthcare organizations across the country posted 241 breaches of protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals. This is the highest number of breaches reported in a six-month span in the past three years and exceeds the number of breaches in the first half of 2019 by more than 12 percent.

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Focus on Members

How does your ASC store Propofol?

Stephanie Rodriguez

"Before July 2019, our facility stored Propofol in a locked cabinet in the anesthesia work room . . ."

—Stephanie Rodriguez, RN, Parkway Surgery Center

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Names in the News

Regent Surgical Announces New Partnership

Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, announced a partnership with physician partners from the Center for Specialized Surgery and Lee Health, according to a January 22 press release.

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