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  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: July 10-July 14, 2017

    Here are the five most read gastroenterology/endoscopy stories from July 10 to July 14, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — July 17, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for July 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 ASCs in Kansas with the most surgeons

    The Kansas City Business Journal ranked the top five ASCs by the number of active surgeons at the center.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Patricia Peterson to take over as administrator of Monocacy Surgery Center: 5 key notes

    Patricia Peterson will be the next administrator of Frederick, Md.-based Monocacy Surgery Center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 13 ASC industry leaders to note

    Here are 13 ASC industry leaders featured on Becker's ASC Review between June 26 and July 13.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. NYU Langone ASC receives $5M donation: 4 key points

    The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Foundation provided New York City-based NYU Langone a $5 million gift for its new plastic surgery center.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Massachusetts ophthalmology ASC celebrates 20 years: 5 things to know

    Adams, Mass.-based Cataract and Laser Center commemorated 20 years, according to The Berkshire Eagle.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Top 10 ASC articles — July 10 to July 14

    Here are the top 10 ASC articles profiled by Becker's ASC Review during the week of July 10 to July 14.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 412 individuals charged in $1.3B fraud crackdown: 5 key notes

    In the largest healthcare fraud enforcement action to date, the U.S. government filed fraud-related charges against 412 individuals including 115 physicians, nurses and licensed medical professionals.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge deploys Xenex LightStrike germ robot — 3 key notes

    The Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge (La.) recently installed the Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. New Orleans hospital closing surgical center — 3 key notes

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Champion Medical Center is closing its Baton Rouge-based Howell Place surgical center, The Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. The Oregon Clinic opening 17k-sq-ft ASC — 3 insights

    Portland-based The Oregon Clinic announced plans to open a two-story, 17,000-square-foot ASC in Newberg, Ore., specializing in gastroenterology, Pamplin Media reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Gastro Health acquires new practice & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Drs. Andres Gelrud, Larry Kosinski & more: 6 GI physicians making news

    Here are six gastroenterologists making headlines during the week of July 10, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Gastro Health adds Dr. Andres Gelrud — 4 notes

    Miami-based Gastro Health added gastroenterologist Andres Gelrud, MD, to its staff.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Environmental cleanliness in an ambulatory care setting: 5 things to know

    Despite their best efforts, infection and prevention leaders can struggle to keep facilities, especially in ASCs, due to limited resources available to implement a standardized environmental cleaning program. However, as all settings of care are susceptible to infection, ambulatory leaders must have infection prevention on their radar to ensure they yield excellent patient outcomes.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. 5 things to know about the Hawaii ASC Association — 1st annual conference set for August

    Woodrow M. Moore, known as "The Physicians Advocate," conceptualized the Hawaii Ambulatory Surgery Center Association in April 2015 and took action. By 2016, the organization was launched and had its first president and board of directors. Last year, HASCA also partnered with Strategic Resources Group, a boutique agency working with the ASC community.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. CMS proposes 1.9% increase in 2018 ASC pay, adding total joint replacements — 5 insights

    CMS released a proposed rule that would update the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Arizona eye surgery center completes redesign — 3 insights

    Cawley Architects completed the 9,130-square-foot Spectra Eye Institute in Phoenix, AZ Big Media reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Why a Wisconsin ASC is marketing north of the border — 4 key notes

    Woodruff, Wis.-based Northwoods Surgery Center is reaching out to a potentially lucrative market to increase its patient base: Canada, CBC reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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