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Employee Spotlight: Raunak Khosla

June 8, 2021

To showcase our talented teammates, we occasionally place an Acuity team member in the limelight. Today it is Raunak Khosla, Operations Intern based out of Chicago, IL. Strap in and enjoy the read!

COVID-19 impact on ASCs

April 26, 2021

The onset of COVID-19 saw a seismic shift in the US healthcare industry as hospitals braced themselves for a historic pandemic. As the first wave unfolded, healthcare resources were marshaled towards fighting the pandemic, delaying many elective surgical procedures as hospital beds were prioritized to serve COVID patients. Many patients also postponed routine preventive care such as colonoscopies during this period. Then, most ordinary care resumed in the latter half of 2020 as case numbers, and the strain on hospitals, declined.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Accessibility in the USA

April 12, 2021

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are a rapidly growing, safe, convenient, and inexpensive alternative to surgeries performed in a hospital. Many patients seeking lower costs—or simply to avoid the stress of a hospital setting—are increasingly turning to ASCs for their surgical procedures. While the ASC market is quickly expanding, access to these outpatient facilities remains highly unequal across the country. Many residents of rural areas live extremely far away from the nearest ASCs.