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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 15 Most-Read Articles in June: 100 of the Best Spine Specialists | 65 Great Community Hospitals | 100 Stats on Physician Compensation | Industry's Premier Event: 18 Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29; Chicago) - Register Today!
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15 Most-Read Articles in June
July 13, 2011

Here are the 15 most-read articles in June on the websites of the Becker's family of publications: Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review.

1. 100 of the Best Spine Specialists in America. Click Here

65 Great Community Hospitals. Click Here

3. VA Hospital Pays Patient $925K Over Anesthetic Mistake During Cataract Surgery. Click Here

4. Industry's Premier Event: Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Highlights Include 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers
and Great Keynote Speakers: Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick. Download the brochure by clicking here (pdf). Learn more and register today! Click Here

50 Orthopedic Practices to Know. Click Here

6. 100 Statistics on Physician Compensation. Click Here

7. 9 Leading Hospital CEOs Share Advice for Fellow Hospital Leaders. Click Here

8. Job Opening: Practice Partners in Healthcare Seeks Vice President of Operations. Click Here

9. 11 Recent Hospital Executive Moves. Click Here

10. 50 Best Hospitals in America. Click Here

11. 5 Considerations for Hospitals Facing Union Organization. Click Here

12. Hand Hygiene Checklist 5 Suggestions for Process Improvement. Click Here

13. 65 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems. Click Here

14. 11 More Recent Hospital Executive Moves. Click Here

15. 40 Hospital Benchmarks. Click Here

16. Pennsylvania Dept. of Health: Lehigh Valley Patient Died From Fatal Medication Error. Click Here

17. 50 Largest Hospitals in America. Click Here    

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This exclusive conference -- the Best Annual ASC Business & Clinical Conference -- is presented by Becker's ASC Review, ASC Communications, the ASC Association and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and takes place Oct. 27-29 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Highlights include:

1. 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers

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3. Discounts for registering early, when registering two or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

4. Earn your CME, CASC and CEU Credits

5. Here are just four of the conference's great sessions:

A. Key Legal Issues and Legal Compliance Boot Camp - The Core Elements of a Successful Compliance Plan -- Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner, Lainey Gilmer, Associate, and Amber McGraw Walsh, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP


B. Infection Prevention and the CMS Infection Prevention Mandate for ASCs: Key Strategies to Enhance Performance -- LoAnn Vande Leest, RN, MBA-H, CNOR, Chief Executive Officer, and Fawn Esser-Lipp, The Surgery Center, LLC


C. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, CASC, MBA, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, LLC


D. The Role of the Medical Director and Physician Leaders in ASCs -- John Byers, MD, Medical Director, Surgical Center of Greensboro, Orthopaedic Surgical Center 

Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at

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1. Becker's Hospital Review
2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review   

3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA 
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
- sponsored by VMG Health 
5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy and Olympus
8. Pain Management
Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
10. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions 
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical 
12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
- sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control 
14. 100 Best Places to Work - 2011    
23 Companies to Know

1. Vantage Outsourcing:

2. ASCOA:; 

3. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;

4. Surgical Notes:

5. VMG Health: |   

6. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

7. ProVation Medical:;

8. Surgery Partners:

9. ASD Management: |;

10. Interventional Management Services:;

11. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

12. EVEIA:;
13. HealthCare Appraisers:;

14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

16. Amerinet:; 

17. SourceMedical:;
18. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
19. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


For more information about print and online stories, please contact:

Rob Kurtz
Editor in Chief
(781) 605-1837
e-mail Rob

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Jessica Cole
President and CEO
(800) 417-2035
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