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Marking Madness - April 2013 - Subscribe

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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:29 PM Page 61 Regional Ambulatory Surgery Center A C C R E D I T A T I O N DREAM TEAM Staff at Regional Ambulatory Surgery Center work hard to provide the best possible patient care and take ownership in the facility's success. 6 Great Reasons to Seek Accreditation For this surgery center, there is no better investment. Kathy Wortman, RN, BSN | St. Mary's, Pa. T he question is posed every 3 years, when my surgery center must shell out $14,000 to renew its accreditation term. "Why do we need to spend money on that?" the board members ask. Their concern is understandable — that's a pretty big chunk of change for a privately funded surgery center . But investing in accreditation is beneficial on many levels, something I remind my surgeons of every time they hesitate to cut that check. A P R I L 2 013 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | 6 1

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