Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus invites ASCA members to express their views on key ASC issues. Share your perspective with your colleagues and get to know your peers in the ASC community.

Want to participate?
Complete a brief questionnaire and you could be selected for a future profile.

Questions? Please email Member Relations Manager LaToya Millet.

 


 

Kris Sabo

Kris Sabo

Title: Executive Director
Name of ASC: Pend Oreille Surgery Center
City: Ponderay
State: ID
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? 5 or more years

 

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What is the single most important step to maintain quality in your ASC?

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Maintaining employee engagement! We have three different age groups in our work force now, Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennials, collectively referred to as the Connected Generations. We have to take into consideration each of those generation’s needs to keep them engaged. If we don’t keep them engaged, they will move on to places where their goals are being met. If you have constant turnover in staff, your quality of patient care will suffer. To make sure Pend Oreille Surgery Center is taking care of our employees’ needs, we’re totally revamping the way we approach human resources. We’re meeting with our employees one-on-one to ask questions and make sure that their work-life balance is maintained. We’re changing our evaluation system and making them shorter and less time-consuming. We’re trying to stay on top of how work is being done so we can keep our employees engaged.