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Please Welcome Megan Spangler to ASPA!


ASPA is pleased to welcome Megan Spangler, CRNA, to our team!


Megan completed her student training here at ASPA and obtained her MSN from Drexel University.

Please be sure to say hello to Megan when you see her!

Clinical Update Communications



As you know, ASPA has been attempting to improve the communication of clinical information within our organization.  We have recently adopted the process of compiling all of the formerly fragmented clinical announcements into one weekly clinical email that comes out every Wednesday via ASPA email.  This new system was in response to your feedback and thoughts of how to make it easier for providers to keep track of various updates from so many sources and sites.  We have had numerous positive responses and comments from this new approach, but we have been unable to measure how well we are doing.  

Going forward, providers will need to open the Weekly Clinical Update and click on a “read-receipt” button at the end of the email. 


This will allow us to determine who is or is not reading this email.  As the adage goes, “We can’t improve what we can’t measure.” 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  


Dr. Powell

Please Welcome Elizabeth Akers!

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Akers, our newest AR/Coding Specialist, to the ASPA team.



Liz is a CPC, CANPC.  She has been working with Anesthesia billing for 9.5 years.  Liz also has worked with hospital-based physicians.  She earned her CPC in 2006 and her CANPC in 2015.  Liz attended a medical billing and coding course at the Delaware Skills Center in 2005-2006.


Before coming to ASPA, Liz was employed by Perioperative Services, LLC from 2007 to 2017.  Liz also worked for Integra Professional Services and Penske Logistics.


Liz has been married for 3 years, and has 3 children-all boys (13,11, and 4)!  She loves to cross stitch and read during her free time.


Please be sure to say hello to Liz when you see her!

Please Welcome Jennifer Evans to ASPA

ASPA is pleased to welcome Jennifer Evans, CRNA, to our team!



Jennifer graduated from Villanova University in 2016.


Before coming to ASPA, Jennifer previously worked in the PICU at A.I. dupont for 5 years and the burn center at Crozer for 6 years.


Jennifer is married with twin, 9 year olds.


Please join us in welcoming Jennifer to the team!


By: Dr. Andy Crell









On February 5, 2013, the Delaware Surgery Center was notified by the American College of Surgeons that the facility was granted “Full Approval” and will be officially recognized as an “American College of Surgeons Outpatient Accredited Bariatric Center.”  The nursing and administrative staff of this facility has spent countless hours of preparation and hard work to obtain this designation, and they deserve credit for a job well done.