“As I think back to my start in this industry 21 years ago, while I am astounded by the growth, truthfully I am not surprised. Back then there were less than 500 surgery centers and today, more than 6,000.
Like any industry, ASCs have seen their ups and downs. For example in Texas, a state that has always been a national leader in number of ASCs per state, in Q4 2016 there were 356 Medicare-certified ASCs compared to 364 in Q4 2011. But seeing the new additions quarter over quarter the past several years has made me more excited than ever! As of our Q4 2021 Dataset release, Texas now has 458 Medicare-certified ASCs with 16 added to this list in 2021.
At the end of the day, quality and affordable care will always win!”
—Chris Schriever, CEO of ASC Data, reflecting on his career in the ASC industry