10 things to know about Texas ASCs and the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society

Since its 2003 inception, Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society has served as a resource for ASCs in the state.

Here are 10 things to know about the organization and ASCs in Texas:

1. The organization has 12 board of director members.

2. Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society works to publicly advocate for ASCs in the state.

3. The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society has standing committees dedicated to legislative affairs as well as programs, members and education.

4. The organization also has a political action committee, which operates exclusively within the state of Texas.

5. Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center PAC represents ASCs in Austin, Texas.

6. Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center PAC board members include Milla Jones; Dallas Freyer, RN; Cheryl Garmon, RN; Susan Cheek; and Jaime Capelo.

7. In 2013, Texas ASCs performed more than 1.4 million surgeries.

8. In 2009, Texas ASCs' economic impact totaled $1.7 billion.

9. ASCs throughout the state employed more than 7,300 Texas residents and paid $424 million in 2009 taxes.

10. The Texas Department of State Health Services licenses surgery centers across the state.

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