The first ASC was established in Phoenix on Feb. 12, 1970, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Today, there are about 5,800 ASCs throughout the U.S.

To commemorate the milestone, Becker’s ASC Review asked industry leaders to reflect on how ASCs have evolved in the past 50 years, predict what the future holds and share highlights from their careers. This is the second installment of the series.

Question: Why do you think ASCs have stuck around for so long?

(by Angie Stewart – Becker’s ASC Review) [read more]


This piece features comments from Yousif A-Rahim, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Covenant Physician Partners.