ABOUT ASCs

Ambulatory surgery centers are facilities where surgeries that do not require hospital admission are performed. Patients who elect to have surgery in an ASC arrive on the day of the procedure, have the surgery in an operating room, and recover under the care of the nursing staff, all without a hospital admission. ASCs offer much needed innovation and competition in health care. By embracing new technology, specialization, patient-centered customer service, and a lower cost approach to health care, ASCs have revolutionized what it means to have surgery in the United States today.

ASCs are typically opened by physicians either alone or in partnership with hospitals or other corporations. They may be stand-alone buildings or located within larger structures, like medical office buildings. Most physicians who operate at ASCs also take emergency calls and perform surgery at their community hospitals. Missouri’s ASCS are licensed, inspected, and regulated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. ASCs contribute to the state’s economy by paying all appropriate taxes; they are not tax-exempt. ASCs provide their communities a cost-effective, high quality, and convenient alternative to hospital care that enjoys extremely high patient satisfaction.

OFFICERS

Lindsey Kroenke, PRESIDENT

St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery

St. Joseph, Missouri
Phone: (816) 676-0083

Michelle Brabmle, TREASURER
USPI
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 420-9800

Cindy Young,  BSN, RN, CASC,  PAST PRESIDENT

Surgery Center of Farmington, LLC

Farmington, MO

Phone: 800-465-1725

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Beverly Baker
Timberlake Surgery Center
Chesterfield, MO
Phone: (636) 898-4695

 

John Blanck, CPA

NovaMed, Blue Ridge Surgical Center

Kansas City, MO

Phone: (913) 491-9365

Tracie Hark, MBA
Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center
Hannibal, MO
Phone: (573) 406 1301

Andrew Lovewell, MHA, MSHI

The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopedic Group

Columbia, MO

Phone: (573) 499-6535

Ellen Kluesner
SurgCenter Development

St. Louis, MO
Phone: (314) 540-6455

Diana Carr, RN, MHA, PAST PRESIDENT
CASCUnited Surgical Partners Intl
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 214-4364

Dana Hunter, RN, BSN

Surgery Partners

St. Louis, MO

Phone: (314) 838-0321

Chris Schulz, ASC

St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center

St Peters, MO

Phone: (636) 928 1670