5 Recent Articles on ASC Supplies & Management

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Here are five stories about supplies at ambulatory surgery centers and best practices for managing supply chain processes, which were published in the last two months:


1. Jean Skora, materials manager at The Surgery Center of Pinehurst (N.C.), discussed important tasks that can be included in a surgery center's supply chain checklist as well as commonly overlooked aspects of supply chain management.

2. Medline, a healthcare products manufacturer and distributor to more than 350,000 hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers and retailers, acquired Amendia's anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business.

3. Becker's ASC Review highlighted five ASC supplies to know, including ConforMIS' iUni G2 Device and DePuy Synthes Select's Compact Ankle Fracture System.

4. Four gastroenterology/endoscopy devices received FDA 510(k) clearance in March that can be used in ASCs.

5. Amanda Frith, senior director of field operations for supply chain at Surgical Care Affiliates; Joshua Billstein, a board member of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Association and practice manager at The Polyclinic in Seattle; and Mike Lipomi, president and CEO of Surgical Management Professionals discussed supply standardization and how to achieve physician buy-in.

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