Member Focus

Focus on Members

Focus on Members

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.

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Michael J. Patterson, RN

Michael Patterson

Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Facility Name: Mississippi Valley Health
City: Davenport
State: Iowa
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? Five or more years

 

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What are the top three priorities of your ASC this new year?

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1. Retain and recruit highly qualified and skilled team members. ASCs produce a service and to do that we need to ensure we have highly skilled, talented and well-qualified team members. We expect to cultivate and maintain an environment that motivates employees to succeed and be empowered; allowing us to attract, engage, develop and retain a high-performing team. Employee engagement is a key strategy for our leadership team and we have multiple ways in which we execute that strategy; i.e., continue to provide a culture of learning, team work, education and development).

2. Deliver an experience that achieves the highest level of patient and family satisfaction that is recognized within the community. Consistently implement best practices that result in patient-centered care, quality excellence and industry leading outcomes.

3. Drive organizational growth and sustainability through actions that positively impact financial performance, mitigate organizational risk, and further develop and enhance our resources and infrastructure.

 

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How does your ASC store Propofol?

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We store Propofol in our med room that has an electronic access fob, which allows only approved personnel to access the room and also tracks everyone that enters the room. We also store it in our anesthesia carts, which are accessible by our anesthesia providers only, via a key system.

 














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