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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] Sept. Issue of The Hospital Review Now Online | ASC Conference -- Save $100: 2 Days Left for Early Registration | Keynote Speaker Uwe Reinhardt Named 32nd Most Powerful Person in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare | Nominations Sought for Lists
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September 8, 2008
7 Articles from Sept. Issue of The Hospital Review Now Online at

1. 10 Ways to Improve Your Hospital's Orthopedic Program. Click Here button

2. Hospital Leader Shares Insight on Current State of Hospitals and Health Care. Click Here button

3. Recapturing and Growing Your GI Business. Click Here button

4. Letter from the Editor: Five Evolving Trends for Health Systems. Click Here button

5. 24 Hospital Leaders to Know. Click Here button

6. Hospital Physician Specialists: To Hire or Not to Hire. Click Here button

7. Minimal to Maximum Integration Models. Click Here button
Seeking Nominations for Lists

We are seeking nominations for several upcoming lists. If you have suggestions or nominations for any of the following, please e-mail Scott Becker ( and/or e-mail Stephanie Wasek (

1. 10 ASC Turnaround Success Stories -- Nov./Dec. issue of Becker's ASC Review. Please include information on the challenges the ASC was facing and the steps taken to improve operations.

2. 10 ASCs That Exceed 10,000 Cases Per Year -- Nov./Dec. or Jan./Feb. issue of Becker's ASC Review. Please include information on how the ASC maintains this volume, as well as the specialties performed by the center.

3. 15 Outstanding Knee Surgeons -- Jan. issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review. Please provide information regarding how the surgeon has distinguished him or herself.

4. 10 Cutting-Edge Knee Products/Devices -- Jan. issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review. Please provide a description of no more than 100 words describing the product or device and what differentiates it in the market and a surgeon who can speak with regard to the device.

5. 10 Cutting-Edge Shoulder Products/Devices -- Jan. issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review. Please provide a description of no more than 100 words describing the product or device and what differentiates it in the market and a surgeon who can speak with regard to the device.

6. 20 For-Profit Hospital Companies to Know -- Jan. issue of The Hospital Review. Please provide a roughly 100-word description of the company's services and achievements.

7. 40 ASC Companies to Know -- Jan. issue of Becker's ASC Review. Please provide a roughly 100-word description of the company's services and achievements.
How Is the Economy Affecting Your Surgical Facility?

Q: Have you seen anything that suggests that the economic downturn will slow or already has slowed growth and expansion of surgical procedures? How is your facility coping?

E-mail your thoughts to this question to Stephanie Wasek at Be sure to include your name, title and business name for confirmation purposes (you may request that we publish your answer anonymously).
3 Days Left to Save $100 With Early Registration for Fall ASC Conference

15th Annual Improving Profits and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Presented by ASC Communications and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation
Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chicago
Oct. 23 to 25

One of the many highlights of the program's agenda: a keynote presentation by Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics, Princeton University, titled "Healthcare: The Next Five Years." Dr. Reinhardt was recently ranked No. 32 on Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.

We have added rooms to our block, but it is again nearly sold out. Book your hotel ASAP. The Sheraton Hotel and Towers has set aside special group rates for conference attendees. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Be sure to mention you are attending the ASC Conference in order to receive the discounted group rate.

To make a reservation, go to, or call (800) 325-3535 or (312) 464-1000.

Group room rates:
Standard - $289 (single) or $319 (double)
Club Rooms - $364 (single) or $394 (double)

Here are examples of five great topics on the program agenda:

1. Financing and Recapitalizations for ASCs and Specialty Hospitals -- Jeff Fox, VP, Hospitals, Surgery and Dialysis, MarCap

2. Hand Surgery in ASCs -- Is it Still an Extra-Base Hit? -- Jeff Peo, VP of Business Development, ASCOA

3. Buyer's Perspective on Selling Your ASC -- What An ASC Needs to Know Going In -- Evie Miller, Director of Acquisitions, United Surgical Partners

4.Primary Care Physicians as Procedurists in ASCs -- Steve Lloyd, MD, Medical Endoscopy of South Carolina

5. The Future of ASCs -- Tom Mallon, CEO and Founder, Regent Surgical Health; Tony Taparo, Group President, Symbion

To see the entire agenda, download the conference brochure (PDF).

There are four ways to register:

1. Fill out and mail or fax the registration form in the conference brochure.
2. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
3. Register online by clicking here.
4. E-mail

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Thank You to Newest
Oct. Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors

1. NovaMed. NovaMed acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians. The company will be a silver sponsor and will sponsor the Friday morning networking break. Learn more about NovaMed.

2. Woodrum/ Ambulatory Systems Development. Woodrum reorganizes, performs financial turnarounds and develops new ASCs; its strength is in growing ASC businesses with innovative programs and adding new surgeons. The company will have inserts in the conference tote bags. Read more about Woodrum.

3. Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced provider of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. The company will be a silver exhibitor at the conference. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Real Estate Acquisition and Real Estate Investment Trusts

1. McShane Medical Properties. McShane Medical Properties is an integrated design/build construction and real estate development firm offering comprehensive services for the healthcare industry. Learn more about McShane.

2. The Sanders Trust. The Sanders Trust owns, acquires and develops ASC buildings and medical office buildings nationwide. Learn more about The Sanders Trust.

3. Ventas REIT. Ventas is a national healthcare real estate investment trust that owns and manages nursing and personal care facilities as well as hospitals. Read more about Ventas.

4. Montecito Medical. Montecito Medical is one of the nation's largest privately held real estate companies specializing in the acquisition and development of hospitals, medical office buildings, surgery centers, long-term acute-care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Read more about Montecito.

Recruitment and Search Firms

1. Kaye/Bassman International. Greg Zoch, a partner and managing director with Kaye/Bassman International, has served many of the industry's largest players by finding top talent at the facility and corporate level. Learn more about Kaye/Bassman.

2. Manning Search Group. Roger Manning, Cathy Montgomery and their healthcare search consultant team offer middle management and executive search and recruitment with ASC-industry-specific focus. Read more about Manning Search.

3. B.E. Smith. B.E. Smith has become one of the nation's leading healthcare search firms, representing hospitals across all 50 states. Read more about B.E. Smith.

4. AmbulatorySurgery This Web-based career board dedicated to the ASC industry was designed primarily for employers, recruiters and candidates to seek each other out at a single source location. Learn more about

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15th Improving Profitability, and Business, and Legal Issues for ASCs
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