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IASCA Member Featured in Article Addressing Rural ASC Business Growth

posted: August 24, 2021

In a June 9, 2021, interview with Becker’s ASC Review, Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based Good Samaritan Surgery Center Administrator Melinda Cain, RN, BSN, CASC, speaks to her center’s focus on growth despite the hurdles of a smaller population.

In the article, Melinda identifies her biggest current challenge and how she is addressing the issue.

“We are located in a rural community of 16,000 with limited surgeons — many of which are hospital employed; therefore, growth can be difficult. Currently, we are looking into growth within our current specialties and by adding vascular specialty. By doing this, we are branching into more critical procedures requiring additional training, monitoring and equipment.”