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 be the next featured member?

Answer the next question: How do you make sure that insurance reimburses you on time?

Questions? Please email Member Relations Manager LaToya Millet.

 


 

LoAnn Vande Leest

LoAnn Vande Leest

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Name of ASC: Northwest Michigan Surgery Center LLC, dba, Copper Ridge Surgery Center
City: Traverse City
State: MI
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? 5 or more years

 

Q.png

What is the best part about attending an ASCA annual meeting?

A.png

The ASCA annual meeting is my go-to meeting for high-level insights to our industry. It all starts with Bill Prentice and his slate of speakers, including some of the board members, who talk about what the government is doing, how it is affecting our industry, and what we should do in response.

Other speakers, many of whom are professionals from our field, speak on a wide variety of timely topics. These topics include issues that are in the forefront and ones that everybody needs to be learning about. I frequently have a hard time deciding which sessions I need to go to because they are all so informative and useful.

On the exhibit floor, the vendors always have the newest and the best products and show us where the trends in the industry are going. I can see what's new and smart technology-wise. The interaction with colleagues from across the US is priceless. Learning from others how their centers address issues is a result of networking at its finest. This is great value for the money! Copper Ridge Surgery Center sends three to four of our leaders every year, and we always come back with pertinent information to share and new ideas to research for their applicability to our center.