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  1. Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology joins QualDerm Partners — 3 insights

    Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology joined QualDerm Partners, a dermatology practice development company, as an affiliate practice. Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology has locations in Hermitage, Tenn. and Lebanon, Tenn.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Montana hospital building $12.9M Digestive Health Institute — 5 key notes

    Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare is in the midst of constructing a new gastroenterology center, the Digestive Health Institute, the Daily Inter Lake reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Exact Sciences partners with the Packers & more — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Exact Sciences, Green Bay Packers partner to tackle colon cancer — 6 insights

    The Green Bay Packers and Exact Sciences are partnering to promote colorectal cancer awareness throughout the 2017 NFL season.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 large US markets with the lowest ASC penetration

    Twenty-three of the top 50 largest U.S. markets have ASC penetration between 40 percent to 60 percent market share. However, there are notable exceptions, with some of the largest markets in the country falling under 40 percent ASC penetration; these markets are considered opportunity markets, according to a Franklin Trust Ratings report titled "Disruption in the Surgical Care Marketplace."  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 10 business and legal trends facing ASCs and 5 best pieces of advice

    McGuireWoods hosted a webinar titled "Key Business and Legal Issues Facing Surgery Centers" on Aug. 14 moderated by Scott Becker, publisher of Becker's Healthcare and partner at McGuireWoods.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Global LASIK surgery market to grow at 6% CAGR through 2021 — 5 insights into market futures

    Technavio released its analysis of the global LASIK surgery market through 2021, headlined by a 6 percent compound annual growth rate.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 11 anesthesiologists making headlines — July 2017

    Here are 11 anesthesiologists that made headlines in July 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Coastal Orthopedics' Dr. Peter Ramsey recognized for outpatient THR work — 4 key notes

    WMBF profiled Peter Ramsey, MD, of Coastal Orthopedics in Conway, S.C, because of a recent total hip replacement procedure he performed.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Healthcare spending over the years: 9 statistics

    Healthcare spending has reached exorbitant levels, and providers are tasked with reducing overall healthcare costs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASC leader to know: Dr. William Gueck of SurgCenter Development

    William Gueck, MD, is a principal at ASC management company SurgCenter Development. His career at SurgCenter started in 2002. Since he joined the company, Dr. Gueck has helped establish 14 ASCs throughout the St. Louis area.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 5 key points on opioid prescribing patterns among physicians

    Physicians who underwent training from lowly ranked U.S. medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians with training from highly ranked schools, News-Medical Life Sciences reported.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center opens surgical center: 4 key notes

    Storm Lake, Iowa-based Buena Vista Regional Medical Center opened a surgical clinic Aug. 14 in Storm Lake, according to Pilot Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. First Choice moving cases to ASC to 'capitalize' on market trends: 4 things to know

    Melbourne, Fla.-based First Choice Healthcare Solutions reported its second quarter financial results with the company continuing to bolster its ASC strategy.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 10 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving accreditation — July 2017

    Here are 10 outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Aug. 7-11

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. What to know about the AGA's 5 new therapeutic drug monitoring recommendations for IBD

    The American Gastroenterological Association issued five recommendations for therapeutic drug monitoring for inflammatory bowel disease, MPR reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation awards 3 researchers 2017 Massry Prize — 3 key notes

    The Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation bestowed the 2017 Massry Prize on UC San Diego's Rob Knight, PhD; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis' Jeffrey Gordon, MD; and University of Colorado in Boulder's Norman Pace, PhD.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. KKR buys Covenant Surgical Partners, Surgery Partners equity down 42% following Q2 results & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. The Joint Commission's new toolkit aims to make ambulatory surgery safer — 3 insights

    The Joint Commission and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a toolkit aimed at helping ASCs adhere to national patient safety goals.  By Eric Oliver -

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