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Subject: 150 ASC Physician Leaders | Committee to Examine NC CON Laws | Early Reg Dscts Extended to Friday-Less Than 50 Spots Remain | 5 Best Practices for Physician Conversations on ASC Supply Chain
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News and Analysis
September 7, 2011

1. 150 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry. Click Here

Committee Formed to Examine North Carolina's Certificate of Need Laws. Click Here

3. 5 Best Practices for Successful Physician Conversations About ASC Supply Chain Improvement
. Click Here

4. Early Registration Discounts Extended to Sept. 9 for the 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Less Than 50 Spots Remain. Register today! Click Here 

5. Growing From Single- to Multi-Specialty: Q&A With Linda Phillips of Southgate Surgery Center. Click Here

6. North Carolina Hospital's Endoscopy Center CON Denied. Click Here

7. New Jersey Surgery Center Coming to Hopewell. Click Here

8. Texas Surgery Center in Round Rock Building Larger Facility. Click Here

9. 10 ASC Must-Reads From the Week of Aug. 29. Click Here

10. 14 Solutions to Address Documented ASC Infection Control Deficiencies. Click Here 

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