There are many benefits of implementing a reprocessing initiative within an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). By committing to a reprocessing initiative, a facility can reduce supply costs and strengthen its bottom line. To run a successful program, surgery centers should address each of the following critical factors to optimize its results:

1. Don’t settle for mediocrity

Today, the average surgery center is only generating about 25 percent of the savings that are available through reprocessing. When we investigate the root cause of what is driving the lack of performance, it is usually tied to one of two main factors: (1) Savings goals have not been set (2) Nobody is monitoring the savings being generated. . .

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