5 highlights from a USPI center's first months in operation

Since its first surgical case in April, Surgery Center of Boerne (Texas) has averaged 100 to 150 cases a month, according to Kristal Reser, director of the sterile processing department, community outreach and public relations.

Five highlights:

1. Ms. Reser joined the Surgery Center of Boerne in March. The ASC, which features three operating rooms, recorded its first surgery April 16.

2. During a survey, The Joint Commission found no deficiencies in the sterile processing department led by Ms. Reser.

3. Surgery Center of Boerne is affiliated with Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International and San Antonio-based Baptist Health System.

4. Nina Davis, RN, is the ASC's administrator. She leads a team of six orthopedic surgeons, one general surgeon and one gastroenterologist.

5. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held July 11. 

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