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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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  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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. Trump's indecisiveness causing insurance premiums to rocket — 6 key notes

    Indecision by the Trump administration is causing payers to raise premiums, often by double digits, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, reported on by the Los Angeles Times.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Delivering sedatives with ultrasound — Rivanna Medical's founders on their new device

    Rivanna Medical developed an ultrasound-based system to allow anesthesiologists to locate where to place a needle ahead of an epidural or spinal injection, Charlottesville Tomorrow reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Aug. 7-11

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Loyola Medicine adds Dr. Ayokunle Abegunde — 3 insights

    Ayokunle Abegunde, MD, joined the staff of Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Aug. 14, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Aug. 14, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. How Surgery Partners is faring after suffering hefty Q2 losses: 6 things to know

    Since Surgery Partners released its second quarter results, the company's shares have declined and investors may be wary of how the company will fare moving forward, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Griffin Eye Center among first to use ZEPTO Capsulotomy System: 4 points

    Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Griffin Eye Center is one of the first ophthalmic centers in the U.S. to use ZEPTO Capsulotomy System, a precision pulse capsulotomy device, according to Myrtle Beach Online.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. More physicians on board with single-payer healthcare system: 4 key points

    Physicians are increasingly supporting a single-payer healthcare system, a Merritt Hawkins survey found, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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