With the support of OOSPAC, OOSS will join the the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association as co-host for a reception for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fl., on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Gulf Coast Endoscopy and Surgery Center in Venice, FL. The event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., offers an opportunity for OOSS to acknowledge Congressman Buchanan, who was recently named chairman of the Human Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee.
As the 2016 election season gets underway, OOSS and OOSPAC will be working closely with the ASCA to assist OOSS members who may be interested in hosting open houses and receptions for their elected officials. OOSS is working with ASCA to develop an “Advocacy Tool Kit” to help ophthalmic ambulatory surgery center owners and staff host open houses and other special event to inform policy makers and public officials about the role and efficacy of the ambulatory surgery setting.
Other recent events hosted by the ASCA and co-hosted by OOSS and OOSPAC include November receptions for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and for U.S. Sen. Ronald Lee “Ron” Wyden, D-Ore. In August, the Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, M.N., hosted an open house for numerous local officials and leaders to celebrate National ASC Day. OOSS President Ralph Chu and his wife, Jodi, will share their insights and advice in an upcoming post.