MLMIC and HANYS Offer Webinar on Top Risks of the Ambulatory Surgery Center

MLMIC and HANYS invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 25, at noon for a free webinar titled “Top Risks of the Ambulatory Surgery Center.” Registration (available online here) is open to both HANYS members and non-members.

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can offer patients efficient, cost-effective and convenient care. Economics, improvements in surgical techniques and the expanding population of older patients all contribute to the exponential growth of ASCs. However, without proper oversight, patient selection criteria and appropriate safety protocols, ASCs can be vulnerable to errors that can lead to patient injury and malpractice claims.

This presentation will discuss the most common malpractice risks associated with ASCs and offer risk management strategies that can be used to reduce the risk of patient injury, mitigate professional liability exposure and, in the event of litigation, contribute to a strong defense.

As a result of attending this presentation, you will be able to:

  • identify the top areas of risk associated with ambulatory surgery centers;
  • discuss the common allegations associated with malpractice claims against ambulatory surgery centers; and
  • formulate strategies to reduce liability exposure in the ambulatory surgery setting.

This webinar is important for ASC administrators/managers, ASC staff, physicians, advanced practice providers, risk managers, quality improvement professionals, nurse managers, patient safety officers, staff development, CEOs and COOs.

Upon registering online, participants will receive webinar login details via email. Please register by September 23 to receive necessary updates and information. During the webinar, handouts and session slides will be available for download.

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact HANYS Registration Support via email at or via phone at (518) 431-7867.