Scalpels and Sutures


Preparing and planning for surgery

Most surgical procedures are planned ahead of time. This allows for the parties involved (patient, surgery center or hospital, surgeon, anesthesia provider if needed) to prepare and plan before the surgery. This article focuses on surgical facility planning, but is based on the processes used by Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center […]


POSC helps patients stretch their healthcare dollars

Patients anticipating outpatient surgical procedures can save both out of pocket and insurance costs without compromising safety or quality. Outpatient surgery centers fall into two categories, Hospital Outpatient Surgery Departments (HOPD) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC). HOPD’s, as described, are the outpatient surgery departments owned directly by hospitals generally located […]