NJ Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers sends members to Capitol Hill in support of access to care bills: 3 takeaways

A delegation of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers went to Washington to meet with staff members of New Jersey's congressmen in an attempt to advocate for two bills which would improve access to care in ASC settings.

Here's what you should know.

1. The delegations consisted of:

  • NJAASC President Andrew Weiss
  • Endo Center at Voorhees physician Joseph Savon, MD
  • Executive Director of NJAASC Patrick Stewart
  • Consultant with The Alexander Group Edmund Abramovitz
  • NJAASC board member Sarah Malaniak
  • Teaneck Surgical Center's Evelyn Figueroa and Aimee Fernandez-Cruz
  • Patient Care Associates' Brian Bauer, MD.

2. The delegations met with staff members from the offices of U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D), Senator Robert Menendez (D), Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ 2), Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-NJ 3), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ 5), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ 8), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ 8) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ 12)

3. After meeting with staffers, the delegations went to Capitol Hill and spoke to representatives about the bills and the benefits of ASCs.

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