Compass Administrators Respond to COVID-19
ASCs Remain Safe for Surgery
Raleigh, N.C.–March 16, 2020 – Compass surgery center administrators balance the management of healthcare facilities amid global materials shortages and rising public health concerns, while maintaining their commitment to excellent patient care. Compass is grateful for the administrators’ courage and poise in confronting challenges, including the staffing and scheduling of their centers.
Administrators are committed to collaborating on protocols, best practices, and preparedness, as well as the current state of COVID-19 in the U.S., following guidelines from both The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). A consolidator of expert information, The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) affirms ASCs have an opportunity, in this time, to provide safe surgical services to their communities, without depleting essential resources necessary to care for those who are ill and emergent, from COVID-19 or otherwise. In turn, as Compass administrators continue operating their centers, they can substantially reduce the number of patients needing inpatient care, and therefore ease the burden on hospitals.