Thursday, February 23

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

Join attendees, exhibitors and speakers during the evening’s welcome reception.  Meet old and new friends.  And enjoy an array of classic Wisconsin food and drink.

Friday, February 24

7:30am – 8:15am

Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase

Join exhibitors and sponsors for breakfast before the start of Friday’s sessions.  Great opportunity to connect with other attendees and learn more about resources and services offered by our conference supporters.

8:15pm – 9:15pm

WHA Information Center: ASC Tools for Everyday Use


Vice President and Privacy Officer, Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center

The WHAIC team welcomes all WISCA Members, to participate in a short session where we demonstrate to how use Kaavio to answer your business questions. This session will focus on understanding your top providers and top reasons patients are coming to you for care. In addition, WHAIC has developed several dashboards to quickly focus on market share and workforce. At the end of this session, attendees will be able to identify market share opportunities related to census block group. The Wisconsin Workforce Dashboard will also be covered briefly. The data in this dashboard will provide a look at local, regional and state views to shape the workforce you need. Finally, the latest ASC dashboards and will be revealed and open the conversation to feedback.

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9:30am – 10:30am

Monday Funday! Contributing to a culture that is on fire for patient care

Andy Hillig, PCC, MBA, FACHE

Director of Customer Solutions and Executive Coach, LAK Group

Jobs are abundant, yet people are still choosing to dump their employer as today’s workforce puts more emphasis on their human needs than pay.  The reality is many of us aren't finding meaning and joy in what we do and our customers are suffering because of it.  In this program, participants will learn how they show up to work sets the tone for the entire team and how to re-discover their purpose, to achieve the team’s desired culture and value they deliver to the patient.

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10:45am – 11:45am

Infection Prevention and Control in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Jennifer Kuhn, BSN, RN, CIC

Ambulatory Care Infection Preventionist, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Healthcare Acquired Infections Program provides a range of support and resources for healthcare organizations across the state.  In this session, participants will learn more about resources available to healthcare professionals to, including but not limited to infection prevention education, surgical site infection prevention, transmission based precautions and appropriate use of personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals.

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11:45am – 12:45pm

Lunch and Legislative Update

The Wisconsin legislative session has just begun.  The WISCA lobby team will review the key policy and budget issues expected to be debated in the new legislative session and highlight their impact on Wisconsin’s ambulatory surgery centers.

12:45pm – 1:15pm

ASCA Benchmarking Report

Becky Ziegler-Otis, MHA, CASC

Member ASCA Board & ASCA Education Committee

This presentation features a review of the clinical and operational benchmarking data available from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA).  This includes a review of the process and timeline for the reports, the available data, summary of most recent reports, examples of how the reports have been used and what resources are available from ASCA.

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1:15pm – 2:15pm


Participants will have an opportunity to participate in a series of small group discussions.  Table topics include supply chain management, information technology and staff training.  Attendees will rotate tables during the hour to have a chance to participate in each topic.  Facilitators will summarize and report during the closing session.

2:15pm – 2:30pm


Stay until the end and enjoy an afternoon dessert bar before starting your weekend!  This session will also feature a report from each of the roundtables, and a conference closing.

Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers
563 Carter Court, Suite B Kimberly WI 54136
920-560-5627 I

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