Debra Hagendorn RN CASC has been with East Hills Surgery Center since its creation. She was instrumental in the development of clinical protocols and the planning and procurement of the facility’s cutting edge technology. During the past 15 years, Debra has continually honed her administrative skills in the ambulatory setting being named as “Administrator Leader to Know in Healthcare” and “Top ASC Administrators” by Becker’s ASC. In addition to over 25 years operating room experience she is credentialed as a Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC). This is a distinction earned by those in the ASC industry with a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills that the role of an ASC administrator requires. She has developed policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements for NYS Article 28, Title XVlll for CMS, NYSDOH and other State and Federal regulatory agencies. She has successfully accredited her facility with adherence to AAAHC accreditation standards, state and regulatory agencies, ASC quality reporting requirements and NFPA life safety requirements. She works daily with physician leadership/owners in all matters concerning patient safety and regulatory compliance.