Category Archives: Publications

As investments into ASCs soar, health care leaders must navigate a new landscape

Health Evolution
In a Health Evolution article examining trends and developments around ambulatory surgery center (ASC) transactions, Avanza President and CEO Joan Dentler shares her insight on a range of topics, including the ASC model, payer pressure, health system motivation, COVID-19 effect on interest in ASCs, and challenges for new investors in the ASC space. The article also includes data from the "Avanza Intelligence: 2020 ASC Joint Venture Survey."
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Keys to successfully transitioning to a cardiac ambulatory surgery center program

Becker's ASC Review
The movement of cardiology cases to the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting has been gaining momentum across the country for the past several years. Successful migration of these procedures requires a well-thought-out plan. Avanza Consultant on Cardiovascular Outpatient Services Jack O' Connor, MBA, MHA, identifies some of the key areas of focus that will serve as the foundation for the successful launch, growth and success of an ASC cardiology program in a Becker's ASC Review column.
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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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