Anne Dean is the founder of The ADA Group. Her interest in developing ambulatory surgery programs began in 1975, while at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where she developed a complete phased development program for ambulatory surgery and her first freestanding ambulatory surgery center at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital. Over the next ten years, she consulted on ASC development projects on the side, while working as the director of several ASC’s. In 1985, what had been “on the side development projects” became a full time calling. Over the next thirteen years, Anne wrote numerous articles published in ASC periodicals and medical specialty magazines. She was featured in at least five textbooks and authored two books entitled “Developing and Managing an Ambulatory Surgery Center” and "Ambulatory Surgery All Systems Go”. She co-authored “The Ambulatory Surgery & Outpatient Services Manual” in the spring of 1997 and a second edition in 1998. Both are published by McGraw Hill. It was Anne’s early entrance onto the ASC development stage and impact over the long run that now has her known as one of the “guru’s” of ambulatory development.
Stephanie Smelt is the co-founder of The ADA Group and has been involved in the development of ASC’s since 1985. Her hands on training by Anne Dean, as well as her experience in dealing with space design, equipment planning and systems development over the past eighteen years provides your project with unsurpassed resources for success.
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