Hospitals and health systems are investing heavily in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as an integral part of their outpatient surgical strategy, according to a national survey of senior executives and clinical leaders at health systems and hospitals. The survey, sponsored by Avanza Healthcare Strategies and Clark Hill Strasburger and conducted by HealthLeaders Media in 2018, found 41% of organizations own or are affiliated with a freestanding ASC, and two-thirds of those are joint ventures with physicians.
Ninety-three percent of those that own or affiliate with an ASC operate one to four surgery centers. Additionally, nearly half (48%) of respondents anticipate making additional ASC investments/affiliations in the coming years. These and other data are illustrated in this infographic from Avanza.
The sharp rise in hospitals and health systems investing in outpatient surgery centers underscores the need for careful planning and expertise in an increasingly competitive space. Learn more about Avanza's experience working with hospitals, health systems, ASCs and academic medical centers by contacting [email protected] or calling 512.479.6700.
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