Colorado Ambulatory Surgical Center
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
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09:44 AM -- Colorado Ambulatory Surgical Center
Megan Boelter, Colorado Ambulatory Surgical Center Association (CASCA) and Dr. Craig Bakken, Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Associates and CASCA board member, introduced themselves to the committee. Ms. Boelter provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Ms. Boelter stated that ambulatory surgical centers contribute approximately $1.53 billion to the economy and of that, about $195 million in taxes. She spoke to the low rate of hospital-acquired infections in ambulatory surgical centers. Dr. Bakken spoke to some of the measures ambulatory surgical centers take in order to keep the low rate of hospital-acquired infections.