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  1. Physicians Realty Trust acquires Surgical Institute of Monroe ASC

    During the second quarter of 2014, self-managed healthcare real estate company Physicians Realty Trust acquired the Surgical Institute of Monroe (Mich.) Ambulatory Surgery Center facility. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Frontier Healthcare, Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates open New York ASC

    Frontier Healthcare Holdings and Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates have partnered to open a GI-driven ambulatory surgery center in Suffolk County, N.Y. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Are gastroenterologists happy or heading for burnout?

    Physician burnout is a growing concern, especially as the question of a physician shortage comes to the fore. Here are 15 statistics on gastroenterologist lifestyle and level of happiness in the GI field, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle Report 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have recently taken on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for August 14, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 incentives to watch in ASC documentation

    It's an exciting time in ambulatory surgery center documentation. While most ASCs have the hang of electronic (or outsourced) billing solutions, clinical documentation has historically been largely paper-based. Now, that's beginning to change. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Paper-based record-keeping could affect patient safety, study finds

    If you're not keeping electronic medical records, you may be putting your patients at risk for adverse events, according to a study from Frost and Sullivan. By Ellie Rizzo -

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  1. Buffalo Surgery Center earns state approval for $1.2M facility

    Buffalo Surgery Center has received certificate of need approval from the New York State Department of Health for the construction of a new $1.2 million facility in Amherst, N.Y., according to a Buffalo Business First report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Physicians Realty Trust revenue soars 233% in 2Q: 4 financial report highlights

    Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed healthcare real estate company, has reported its second quarter 2014 financial results. Here are four highlights to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health celebrates National ASC Day: How will your center celebrate?

    Today is National ASC day. How will your ambulatory surgery center industry celebrate more than 40 years of industry success? By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 3 Southern GI practices partner with LifeLinc Anesthesia

    LifeLinc Anesthesia, based in Memphis, Tenn., has finalized partnerships with three different GI practices in the Southern United States, according to a Memphis Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 60 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know

    Here are 60 leaders of management and development companies in the ambulatory surgery center industry.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. What the Sunshine Act means for GI & AGA reform efforts: Q&A with Dr. Michael Kochman

    The information gathered under the Sunshine Act will be made public by CMS on Sept. 30; the review and dispute process remains open until August 27. Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, chair of the American Gastroenterological Association Center for GI Innovation and Technology, explains what the Open Payments program means for physicians and what changes the AGA would like to see in the legislation. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Symbion revenue leaps 7%: 5 2Q financial result insights

    Symbion reported $142.2 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2014. Here are five things to know about the company’s financial report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. CVMC REIT II acquires Cy-Fair Surgery Center in Houston

    Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II has acquired Cy-Fair Surgery Center in Houston, according to a heraldonline report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 6 AmSurg acquisitions, $5.82M Surgery Partners spine center acquisition & more – 5 recent key notes on ASC companies

    AmSurg has six centers under letters of intent and one de novo surgery center under development, expected to open next year.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. You're ready for retirement, but is retirement ready for you? Key concepts for ASC physician owners

    Ambulatory surgery center physician owners are go-getters; they have great ideas and like to hit the ground running. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. ASC sterilization techniques & compliance: Q&A with Lakes Surgery Center's Jennifer Butterfield

    Equipment sterilization is a key aspect of lowering the infection rate and improving outcomes at an ambulatory surgery center. At Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, a panel of administrators will discuss best practices in sterilization techniques and compliance at a surgery center.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Payers driving surgeries to the outpatient setting in North Carolina

    Will payers be the major impetus behind the surgical migration from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers? By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Employee engagement is highest in the South

    Five Southern cities topped the list for employee engagement in a recent Quantum Workplace survey. The company collected data for 41 cities with more than 70 companies each participating in Quantum's America's 2013 Best Places to Work initiative. Engaged employees expressed satisfaction with their workplaces, plans to stay in their work and exertion of voluntary extra effort in their work, according to a report from Forbes. By Ellie Rizzo -