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  1. Optum welcomes Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Patty Horoho to expand, support efforts to serve military members: 5 key notes

    Retired Army Lt. Gen. Patty Horoho joined Optum to expand and support the company's efforts to serve active duty military, veterans and their families.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Top 10 best, worst states for healthcare

    Louisiana is the worst state for Americans to obtain healthcare services, with Hawaii ranking as number one, according to Wallethub's "2017's Best & Worst States for Health Care."  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 217 ASCs where orthopedic surgery case volume exceeds 2k

    More than 200 ambulatory surgery centers reported 2,000 or more orthopedic cases to the CMS Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program in 2015.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Northwell Health names Dr. Peter McCann orthopedic director of ASC — 4 insights

    Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health named Peter McCann, MD, director of orthopedic surgery at New York City-based Lenox Health Greenwich Village.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. CMS withdraws proposal that would have made accreditation reports public — 3 key notes

    CMS withdrew a proposal which would have required accrediting organizations to publicly disclose their accreditation surveys.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Capitol Anesthesiology Association partners with Texas organization to create perioperative command center — 3 key notes

    Capitol Anesthesiology Association partnered with Seton Healthcare Family to open a community-based perioperative surgical home. All organizations are based in Austin, Texas.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. YPS Anesthesia Services partners with Sevier Anesthesia Associates — 3 key notes

    YPS Anesthesia Services expanded its coverage base into Tennessee through a partnership with Sevier Anesthesia Associates.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. FDA approves AbbVie's hepatitis C treatment — 4 key notes

    The FDA approved AbbVie's Mavyret chronic hepatitis C virus treatment.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Allergan reports Q2 revenues of $4B — 5 insights

    Allergan reported second quarter fiscal year 2017 revenues of $4 billion on Aug. 8.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Healthcare adds 39k jobs in July: 5 things to know

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2017 jobs report, showing similar results to the June report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 statistics on physician compensation — average sign on bonus is $18k

    PracticeMatch 2017 released a new physician compensation survey, including results from 1,959 physicians reporting in June 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 5 key trends in the healthcare workforce — jobs grow 2.6M in 10 years

    The healthcare workforce is growing, with more than 2.6 million jobs added between 2005 and 2015. The healthcare organization's workforce will have an impact on healthcare spending and the financial health of organizations going forward, according to Health Affairs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Gastro Health acquires Gastrointestinal Center of Hialeah — 4 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health acquired the Gastrointestinal Center of Hialeah (Fla.)  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New York health system taps anesthesiologist Dr. Laureen Hill for executive positions — 5 key notes

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center named anesthesiologist Laureen Hill, MD, its senior vice president and COO.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Christus Health partners with Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center — 3 insights

    Lake Charles-based Christus Health Southwestern Louisiana entered into a joint venture with Prien, La.-based Imperiale Calcasieu Surgical Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 77% of orthopedic surgery patients report unused opioids: 5 points

    Opioid use is a pervasive problem and many Americans abuse and misuse these prescription medications daily. Medscape published a study's findings analyzing the number of patients reporting they had unused opioids.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. This Southeastern state has the highest ASC fall rate

    Here are fall rates for the 50 U.S. states in 2015, ranked from highest to lowest, according to rankings listed on CMS' Hospital Compare website.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Grady Memorial Hospital opening $141.7M surgical center: 6 things to know

    Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital bought land for its new $141.7 million surgical center — Advanced Surgical Services, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Op-ed: From 2009 to now, has healthcare progressed?

    Many challenges plaguing the healthcare industry years ago continue today, according to an article published by Jason D. Fodeman, MD, in The Washington Examiner. Dr. Fodeman used 2009, the year he graduated medical school, as a reference point to better gauge how the healthcare system has tackled its core challenges, and whether progress, if any, has been made.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Aug. 3, 2017

    Here are seven updates for leaders to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -

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