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Abstracts Invited for ASTM International Virtual Workshop on Fast-Tracking PPE Standards Development

Abstracts for presentation are invited for the ASTM International virtual workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development to Address Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sept. 9-10, 2020. ASTM International’s committees on...

340 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

On Tuesday 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range...

AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and...

New Plastic Biomaterials Could Lead To Tougher Medical Implants

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UAB). A type of nylon, the material’s shape memory properties enable it to be stretched and moulded but...

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ASCA Supports ASC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Celebrating 50 Years of ASCs

On February 12, 1970, in Phoenix, Arizona, five physicians performed the first surgeries ever provided inside a freestanding ASC. This year, thanks to everyone in the ASC that day and to the legions of health professionals and others who have helped make the ASC model a success, ASCA is proudly celebrating 50 years of ASCs.

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Changing Lives in Honduras

Changing Lives in Honduras

By William Prentice, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Late last year, I introduced readers of this column to the Holy Family Surgery Center – an ASC one hour north of Honduras’s capital city, Tegucigalpa. Inside that facility, Hondurans who are unable to afford the...

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ASCs Embrace Nation’s Renewed Focus on Healthcare Quality

This Summer, Invest in Yourself and Your ASC

By William Prentice, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Summer is fast approaching, and for many of us that means making time to relax and recharge. For some, that translates into vacation travel; for others, time at home focused on the things we never find time to do the...

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