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7 mistakes hospitals make when converting an HOPD to an ASC

Becker's Hospital Review
To add an ASC or grow their number of surgery centers, hospitals and health systems are increasingly exploring whether to convert existing hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) to ASCs. Yet this is an approach rife with risk if those involved in the project do not understand or fully appreciate the dynamics of such a conversion. Avanza Senior Consultant Julie Hamberis, MBA-HA, BSN, RN, CNOR, identifies some of the most common mistakes Avanza has seen hospitals and health systems making when converting an HOPD to an ASC in a Becker's Hospital Review column.
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Getting started with an ASC joint venture: 4 key steps

Becker's Hospital Review
Developing a successful hospital-physician ambulatory surgery center joint venture requires a tremendous amount of work as well as buy-in and engagement from all parties. Avanza President and CEO Joan Dentler shares four of the most critical steps that can create a foundation for ASC joint venture success in a Becker's Hospital Review column.
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Ambulatory Surgery Centers: 6 Reasons for Optimism During COVID-19

Salient Value
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) took a hit when elective procedures were all but banned, but the rewards for doing the right thing are starting to make themselves known. Avanza President and CEO Joan Dentler discusses why ASCs are positioned well for the short and long term in Salient Value, which is published by merger and acquisition advisory firm Vertess.
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