Trivia (Winter/Spring 2020)


2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of ASCs. Test your knowledge about the early days of the industry!

Q1: Where was the first ASC located?

a) Seattle, Washington
b) Dallas, Texas
c) Charleston, West Virginia
d) Phoenix, Arizona

Q2: Who were the doctors who opened this ASC?

a) Drs. Wallace Reed and John Ford
b) Drs. Victor McKusick and Stanley Prusiner
c) Drs. Jonathan Rhoads and Stanley Dudrick
d) Drs. Lawrence Einhorn and John Donohoe

Q3: What was the name of this ASC?

a) Outpatient Surgicare
b) Center for Ambulatory Surgery
c) Surgicenter
d) The Surgery Center

Q4: On its first day open for business, five physicians performed procedures. How many procedures did they jointly perform?

a) 5
b) 12
c) 17
d) 26

Q5: The first ASC society was launched in 1974 and operated out of the first ASC through early 1984. What was the society’s name?

a) National Surgery Centers of America
b) Society for the Advancement of Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Care
c) Federated Association of Ambulatory Surgicenters
d) American Association of Freestanding Surgery Centers

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The answers are:

Q1: Where was the first ASC located?

d) Phoenix, Arizona

Q2: Who were the doctors who opened this ASC?

a) Drs. Wallace Reed and John Ford

Q3: What was the name of this ASC?

c) Surgicenter

Q4: On its first day open for business, five physicians performed procedures. How many procedures did they jointly perform?

a) 5, four of which required general anesthesia.

Q5: The first ASC society was launched in 1974 and operated out of the first ASC through early 1984. What was the society’s name?

b) Society for the Advancement of Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Care

Source:Looking Back and Looking Forward from Where It All Began” (FASA Update, March 2014)


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