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NYSAASC Road Trip: Officers take a tour of NYC ASCs and meet with Governor Hochul

On December 6, 2023, NYSAASC officers Jon Van Valkenburg, President, Jeffrey Flynn, Vice President, and Helen Lowenwirth, Treasurer, embarked on a tour of four freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) across New York City, to see firsthand and experience the cutting-edge advancements and innovation our centers are using to provide high quality care. 

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Operation Gratitude: Celebrating Our Veterans

Veterans DayOn this Veterans Day 2023, the New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NYSAASC) extends its heartfelt appreciation to veterans and US Military Service Members for their unwavering dedication to our great nation. Your service, sacrifice, and unyielding commitment have safeguarded our freedoms and inspired us all. Your legacy of courage and service leaves an indelible mark on our hearts. NYSAASC stands united in respect, admiration, and gratitude for the tremendous impact you've made. Thank you for your service, and may your stories continue to inspire us. 

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A Milestone for Freestanding ASCs in New York State: Governor Hochul Enacts Sen. Breslin/Asm. McDonald’s Legislation to Add a Representative to Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC)

NYSAASC’s top legislative priority for 2023 is now the law! On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Governor Hochul signed legislation S6086/A3302 into law, which will add a representative of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers to the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC). To do so, the law expands the membership of PHHPC from 25 to 26. The enactment of this law is a major development for freestanding ambulatory surgery centers and their critical part of the healthcare system in New York State. 

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Photos from 2023 NYSAASC Annual Conference

The 2023 NYSAASC Annual Conference was a resounding success with record breaking attendance and sponsor participation. Below are some of the great moments we were able to capture. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in putting together such a great event and for everyone who helped to make it a memorable experience!

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NYSAASC Conference Presenters & Leaders on the ASC Podcast

We are excited to share that several of our 2023 Annual Conference presenters were recently featured on the ASC Podcast with John Goehle. The ASC Podcast is a leading resource for Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), and we are proud that our speakers had the opportunity to share their insights with a wider audience.

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2023 Annual Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our
2023 Annual Conference Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

SCA Health

Gold Sponsor

RFX Solutions

Silver Sponsor

Surgical Information Systems

Nickel Sponsors

HST Pathways
Anatomy IT
Integris Equipment
Medegen Medical Products

Copper Sponsors

Pacira Biosciences
Bausch and Lomb
Carestream America
I.C. Medical, Inc
Surgical Notes
Harrow, Inc.
Henry Schein
3T Medical Systems
Confido Health
AJ Medical Products
Learning Harbor
Titanium IT
Strategic Tax Planning
in2itive Business Solutions
Hyman Hayes Associates
Eagle Pharmaceuticals
SMRT Architects and Engineers
Value Health

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthThe New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NYSAASC) emphasizes the importance of regular screenings for colorectal cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and causes over 50,000 deaths per year. However, with early detection through regular screenings, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Our organization encourages all individuals who are at risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly those over the age of 50 or with a family history of the disease, to discuss screening options with their healthcare providers.

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