How to Own or Direct an Ambulatory Surgery Center as a CRNA

 

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Most CRNAs are so focused on the work they do day-to-day that they don’t stop to think about the other opportunities that might exist in the healthcare industry. Today’s guest, Brett Maxfield, MS, CRNA, is here to show us the path to owning or directing an Ambulatory Surgery Center after doing it on his own over the past eight years. We’ll take you through a remarkable journey that begins with organ failure and then uncover the vast career opportunities for CRNAs, spotlighting the importance of adaptability and embracing the diversity of roles that await passionate individuals.

After becoming a CRNA in 2009, Brett worked in clinical anesthesia until he transitioned out in 2015 and began consulting. It started with office-based anesthesia setups, where he formed a small staffing company, and grew to the international brand that it is today thanks to word of mouth and social media networking. We’re excited to share his story and the things he’s learned outside of the operating room.  

 

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • How an organ failure at age 32 opened this door for him. 
  • Why you can be the owner of an independent surgical practice.
  • We’ll share some of the resources that are available to help you get started.
  • The healthcare landscape is changing dramatically, which makes this option even more
  • The pandemic opened opportunities for those who are willing to take risks and get out of their comfort zone.
  • The biggest challenges he’s faced as a director/owner and what he’s learned.

 

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I think we get so dialed in, so focused on the anesthesia side of things that we don’t realize how many options are out there.

– Brett Maxfield, MS, MRNA


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