ASCA, today, hosted 20 mid- to senior-level professionals from eight Eurasian countries, including Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Tajikistan and Russia, in its Alexandria office. ASCA Board Member Arnaldo Valedon, MD, and ASCA staff provided an introduction to ASCs and answered questions about the ASC model of care. Afterward, the group toured the Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center in Bethesda, Maryland—a three-operating room/one-procedure room, multi-specialty ASC that performs approximately 4,000 cases each year.
The 20 delegates are visiting the U.S. as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2015 Special American Business Internship Training Program’s Healthcare Management: Outpatient Care program. The three-week internship will provide information on trends and innovations in the management of health care institutions that the delegates can use to introduce improvements in their own organizations and health systems in their home countries.
Special thanks to Dr. Valedon, Randall Gross, Jed Smith and others at the Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center who made this visit a success.