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TO:      All Staff
FROM:   Austin Cheng, CEO
DATE:   06/09/2020
RE:      New York ASC Reopens

New York ASC reopens with salary guarantees, liberal sick leave — 3 insights

New York City-based Gramercy Surgery Center has reopened for elective surgeries with new safety protocols and staff salary guarantees in place, according to CEO Austin Cheng.

What you should know:

1. With funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, "Gramercy has committed to implementing certain salary guarantees" for employees. Administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the PPP is a loan designed to help businesses keep workers on payroll. The loan is eligible for forgiveness if all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks and if it goes toward payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utility expenses.

2. To lower the risk of spreading COVID-19, Gramercy Surgery Center is allowing staff to "liberally use paid sick leave" and has approved remote working arrangements for administrative staff.

3. Staff will be required to wear face masks and gloves throughout Gramercy Surgery Center's facilities in Manhattan and Queens. In all clinical areas, they're required to use N95 masks approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Additionally, staff will be supplied with masks to wear when they're not at the facility to help them avoid contracting COVID-19.

Click here for more information on Gramercy Surgery Center's reopening measures, including testing mandates and increased sterilization.

Article Source:Becker's ASC Review

TO:      All Staff
FROM:   Katy Chiang, President& CEO Jeffrey Flynn, Administrator & COO
DATE:   07/08/2019
RE:      New Senior Management

Dear All Staff,


It is our pleasure to announce that Austin Cheng will be joining Gramercy Surgery Center as Vice President in October 2019. He previously served as a Business Development Associate and a member of the Board of Directors from 2012-2016 during a time when we expanded from a one-facility ambulatory surgery center to our current two-site operation.


Austin brings with him prior experience from the healthcare industry as well as more recent experience in the legal field—both as a prosecutor and defense attorney for the United States Army.


We are excited for the energy that he will bring to this team and ask that you welcome him as he assists us not only with specific development projects but also with ensuring the overall future success of our company.



Thank you,


Katy Chiang, President& CEO


Jeffrey Flynn, Administrator & COO


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