Should Surgeons Self-Manage Their ASC?

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Scott Bacon

February 25, 2021 - Should you self-manage your ASC or work with a professional ASC management company?

You might guess the answer will be biased towards partnering with a professional firm (I may know a guy), but my answer may surprise you.

For a surgeon considering the development of a de novo ASC, there are 3 primary management options to consider.

  1. Self-manage the partnership/facility – The obvious benefit to this option is the economics. The equity in an ASC is 100% physician-owned, and there is no additional ‘fee’ for management. There are some very successful centers that are managed by the physicians.

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First Robotic-arm Assisted Total knee Replacement in an ASC in Western North Carolina

Dr. David Howe performs first robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement in an ASC in western North Carolina.Kimel Park 8x6

In February 2021, Dr. Howe utilized the Stryker Mako Robotic Arm to perform the knee arthroplasty—the first at Kimel Park Surgery Center (KPSC). KPSC is one of the first freestanding surgery centers in North Carolina to use robotics technology for total replacement.

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Providence Anesthesia Associates Partners with Kimel Park Surgery Center and Western Carolina Surgery Center

February 18, 2021 - North Carolina - Compass is pleased to announce our continued anesthesia partnership with Charlotte, N.C.-based Providence Anesthesia Associates (PAA).

PAA , a private Anesthesia group based in Charlotte, N.C., has a reputation for high quality anesthesia services with a specific focus on ambulatory care. In addition to providing services in the recently opened Kimel Park Surgery Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., PAA will provide anesthesia for Western Carolina Surgery Center, a new surgery center in Fletcher, N.C., slated to open in summer 2021.

Our work cannot be done without strong anesthesia partners, and PAA checks all the boxes. We look forward to many years of high-quality care provided at both these facilities.

Fish Pond Surgery Center Completes First Total Joint and Spine Cases in January

February 16, 2021 - Waco, TX - Join us in congratulating Fish-Pond on a big January!

Dr. Nolan Malthesen completed the first outpatient joint replacements in the center and Dr. Bruce Hamilton completed the first spine surgery cases in the center.

These cases represent the beginning of something new for McLennan County residents. For the right patients, these surgeries can now be completed safely and effectively in our outpatient surgery center. The surgeons, anesthesiologists, and center staff deserve big credit for putting in the work to make these programs a reality for Waco area residents.

Missty Pearson Awarded 2020 Beth Derby STAR Award

January 19, 2021—Waco, TX—Missty Pearson, Fish Pond Surgery Center (FPSC), awarded the 2020 Beth Derby STAR Award. Missty Headshot

S.T.A.R. stands for service, teamwork, accountability, and respect. Annually, Compass presents this award to the ASC Administrator who most fully embodies these values.

From mid-2019 through the end of 2020, Missty Pearson not only managed her center through pandemic hardships, she also led boldly through an ASC management transition and additions of complex service lines at the center. Known by her peers, staff, and center partners as a hard-working and authentic, Pearson can always be found alongside her staff. She leads her team by demonstrating and modeling values through her actions and communication.

Fish Pond’s Dr. Donnie Stewart and Compass' Beth Derby, Sean Rambo, and Stacy Danahy presented the award to Pearson in a small ceremony in early January 2021, as Pearson’s staff cheered enthusiastically.

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