AMSURG is planning a quality-driven, performance-improvement focused conference designed to help our ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) engage: collaborate, innovate and excel in order to be a center of choice for physicians and patients. The 2016 Center Leadership Conference will be held Sept. 28-30 in Orlando, Fla. with a keynote speaker from the Disney Institute.
The conference’s theme: Engage: Collaborate, Innovate, Excel, is complemented by Disney’s history and tradition of excellence in service through intentional leadership. AMSURG executive leadership will speak about how engagement at all levels can improve an ASC’s quality and serve patients better.
Vice President of Quality, Clinical Services, Kathy Wilson said that the Center Leadership Conference “gives us an opportunity to share new information and spend time learning from each other. Each year, the conference grows in the depth of the content presented.”
For Karen Gabbert, RN, center leader, Surgery Center of Kansas in Wichita, the conference “is a great opportunity to get together with colleagues [she] has known for years and to meet new people as well as find new ways to stay fresh and engaged with staff and physicians.”
The conference will also provide CEU and AEU certification hours for the more than 300 expected Center Leader attendees through the presentation of more than 30 breakout sessions focused on the topics most important to administrators of ASCs, highlighting specific aspects of ASC quality, governance and management.
“We encourage the center leaders to collaborate with their peers and the many corporate resource departments, such as finance, marketing and business operations, who are all present at the conference,” said Sarah Martin, vice president, clinical services. “We hope that the information presented will find its way into their centers upon their return home and that the knowledge gained through engagement and collaboration will lead to excellence at the center level, as evidenced through improved patient outcomes, improved patient satisfaction and improved scores on surveys.”