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NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of August 10, 2017, starting at 9:00 AM, the Advanced Endoscopy Center (AEC) with host Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz in conjunction with National ASC Week.
Taking place from August 7-11th, National ASC Week serves to promote awareness of the safe, affordable, exceptional care that ASCs provide. During National ASC week, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can celebrate the high-quality care they provide to surgical patients across the country. This event is made possible by Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), the national membership association that represents ASCs and provides advocacy and resources to assist centers. At ASCA, they develop and maintain working relationships with legislative and regulatory bodies in order to facilitate visits such as the one from the Senator and Assemblyman.
Since the first ASC opened over 40 years ago, they have transformed and personalized the procedure experience, which could typically be impersonal and stressful in a hospital outpatient setting. By hosting events, ASCs can give community members and public officials an inside look at the services that they offer, and insight as to why more patients and doctors are choosing these medical facilities for their health care needs. By having Senator Rivera and Assemblyman Dinowitz visit, Advanced Endoscopy Center is taking advantage of this great opportunity to promote awareness and educate key policy and decision makers about the benefits of ASCs.
Advanced Endoscopy Center is a four-room surgery center that opened in May 2007. Outside of National ASC Week, Advanced Endoscopy Center has been consistently involved in community outreach. They promote colon cancer screening by supporting and working with the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) from 2014 to present. They are also active with the annual CCCF Awareness Walks in Central Park and Citi Field. AEC also sponsors and participates in Colon Cancer Alliance since 2016, as well as being recognized two years in a row by the New York City Community Cares Project that seeks to provide care to underserved patient populations via Family Qualified Healthcare Clinics, (FQHC.) In addition, they are an Article 28 licensed ASC serving the Bronx community, are accredited by AAAHC and are a member of ASGE and ASCA, as well as being recognized by the ASGE as a Center of Excellence.
For many patients, ASCs like Advanced Endoscopy Center offers a better way to have outpatient surgery. These physician-driven facilities put the patient-not the institution-at the center of the care. While we celebrate National ASC Week August 7-11th, 2017, Congress has a district work period for the entire month of August. It is a perfect time to build a relationship with representatives like Assemblyman Dinowitz and Senator Rivera.
"We are honored that Assemblyman Dinowitz and Senator Rivera have taken an interest in our center and look forward to showing them around, as well as meeting our staff and providers. We all work very hard to provide the best in quality care to our neighborhood of patients and appreciate the opportunity to discuss the value AEC brings to the area with these distinguished public officials." Said Steven Housberg, MHA, CASC, Center Administrator.
Advanced Endoscopy Center (AEC) implements a high-quality system of Endoscopic services that are consistent with proper business planning. AEC's mission as a center is to serve all persons in need of endoscopic procedures, regardless of age, color, race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or payer source. To accomplish their mission of service, AEC concentrates on serving residents of the Bronx, NY community. For more information, visit http://www.aec-gi.com/
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is the national membership association that represents ASCs and provides advocacy and resources to assist ASCs in delivering high-quality, cost-effective ambulatory surgery to all the patients they serve. They work in coalition with other organizations concerned with improving access to high-quality care reducing costs of health care. They also encourage private insurers and government programs to provide insurance coverage and adequate reimbursement for procedures performed in ASCs. If you would like to participate in National ASC Week, visit http://www.ascassociation.org/home
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