How to run a successful ASC: A cheat sheet by 55 industry leaders
Becker's ACS Review highlights what healthcare leaders would add to their own "successful ASC management" cheat sheets.
David W. Altchek, MD, co-chief emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, said one thing outweighs all else: culture.
Justin Oppenheimer, chief operating officer and chief strategy officer at HSS shared aspects of ACS management that he feels are pivotal to success, which include:
- Surgeon-led structure: Successful ASCs have an engaged group of surgeon leaders who care about every aspect: the clinical outcome, the patient experience, the staff experience and the bottom line. Ensuring the right leadership structure and the engaged surgeons in each role is critical.
- Unified culture: Every member of the team from the scrub tech, to the PACU nurse, the surgeon, to the receptionist needs to feel connected to the mission and goals. Everyone is a leader and has an impact on quality, experience, efficiency and results. People matter.
- Data-driven operations: While a culture of improvement is critical, you cannot improve what you cannot measure. Having a set of metrics that everyone is keyed in on helps drive performance.
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