It’s been a few weeks since 2020 ended.
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all still processing what happened — and will likely be doing so for quite some time. What we do know already is that events from last year will forever reshape healthcare while also having significant short- and long-term effects on the ASC industry.
While we experienced severe challenges as a result of the pandemic, the ability to pivot in times of crises displayed the resilience and fortitude of the country’s healthcare workers and the entire ambulatory surgery community. In this retrospective, I will begin by looking back at some of the greatest challenges affecting the ASC industry in 2020 but will then focus on and celebrate the many positive developments that occurred last year.