Supply Chain Tip of the Week: Build a network to position your ASC for success in a post-COVID-19 world

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We asked Darren Marani, Senior Vice President of U.S non-acute and inside sales at Cardinal Health, how ASC can position themselves for success in a post-COVID world. 

“ASCs will play a greater role than ever before in healthcare post-COVID-19. We predict elective procedures will not return to normal rates until 2021; however, if positioned correctly, ASCs could become the leading provider for elective and semi-elective surgeries moving forward. If patients choose to undergo an elective procedure, they will most likely do so with an abundance of newly found caution. Some won’t feel comfortable entering the four walls of a hospital treating COVID-19 patients, so ASCs could position themselves as a safer, more appealing environment.”

Marani continued, “To position you ASC for success, build your network. This means not only building a network with patients, but with other sites of care within their community. The industry has learned that “we’re all in this together,” and when we work together, we can improve healthcare. Connect with local hospitals, physician offices, reference labs and other ASCs.”

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