Mission

SUPPORTING A NETWORK THAT PROVIDES OUR MEMBERS WITH

RESOURCES, INFORMATION AND REPRESENTATION

WHICH ENCOURAGES QUALITY AMBULATORY HEALTHCARE SERVICES

 

Objectives:

  • To foster the public good through the provision of quality health care in the form of access to ambulatory surgery.
  • To act as spokesperson and representative to present the views of the ambulatory surgical care field in any appropriate forum.
  • To acquire, develop, and disseminate research, statistical, and other information relating to the ambulatory surgical field.
  • To develop and encourage the practice of high standards of professional conduct among individuals providing ambulatory surgical care.
  • To provide opportunities for members to increase their knowledge of ambulatory surgical care practices and methods and to increase their individual capabilities.
  • To support the efforts of its members and to collaborate with others toward achieving common goals and expanding their ever-increasing roles and responsibilities in meeting community health needs.
  • To promote the benefits, effectiveness and efficiencies associated with ambulatory surgery centers among the public and the medical/provider and health care regulatory communities and to make recommendations thereof.

Purposes

  • To conduct, promote and to effect research, education and provide information for the development and establishing of standards with regard to freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities.
  • To hold seminars, to study methods of minimizing costs of such care without diminishing quality of care, and to act as a clearing house for information and to generally encourage among the public at large the understanding and use of such facilities, and to continually improve the state of patient care in such facilities and to reduce the cost of this type of medicine to the patient.
  • To help establish and maintain standards for the operation of such freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities.
  • To establish various classes of membership.
  • To solicit, accept, hold and administer contributions received by deed, gift, will, ordinance, statute or otherwise, as well as the proceeds of patient fees and charges, either in trust of otherwise, to own, hold, operate and administer real and personal property, and generally to do all things necessary and proper to accomplish the purposes herein stated and permitted to like non-profit corporations by law.
  • To rent, acquire in any manner for use, or own, maintain and operate a place or places suitable for the operation of Association activities or adjuncts thereto.