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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Private Equity Investing in Healthcare - 13 Hot, 4 Cold Areas | Retail Clinic Partnerships - Big Pain or Big Gain? | IL Denies Tax-Exempt Status to 3 Hospitals | Less Than 200 Spots Remain - Early Reg for the 18th ASC Conf Ends Sept 1 |
Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

Aug. 19, 2011


1. Private Equity Investing in Healthcare - 13 Hot and 4 Cold Areas.Click Here     


2. 10 Recent Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click Here


3. Big Pain or Big Gain? Important Factors for Hospitals Considering Partnerships With Retail Clinics. Click Here


4. Illinois Denies Tax-Exempt Status to Three Hospitals. Click Here       


5. Upcoming Webinar: Patient Experience: Measurable Strategies to Improve Efficiency, HCAHPS and Reimbursements (Thursday, Sept. 15, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). To register for this free webinar, Click Here


6. Patient-Centered Medical Homes: What is the Agreed-Upon Definition? Click Here 


7. NorthShore's Dr. Paul Pearson: Sears Roebuck Approach to Hospital Medicine is Outdated. Click Here      


8. Less Than 200 Spots Remain; Early Registration Ends Sept. 1! Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues featuring keynote speakers Sam Donaldson, Adrian Gostick and Bill Walton (October 27-29; Chicago). To register or learn more, Click Here.    


9. Norton Healthcare to Transition Suburban Hospital Into Women & Children's Facility. Click Here     


10. Follow Becker's New HospitalMandA Follow us on Twitter and HeathExecMoves Follow us on Twitter Twitter Feeds for real-time updates on health system merger & acquisition news and health system leadership changes, respectively.  


11. Is Your EHR Implementation in Trouble? 10 Things to Check. Click Here 


12. Things You Wish You New Before Becoming a Hospital CEO? Becker's Hospital Review is seeking thoughts from current hospital CEOs on what they wish they knew before becoming head of a hospital. What did no one ever tell you? What do you wish you were told? Email Molly Gamble your thoughts at        


Visit our other publications: Becker's ASC Review & Becker's Orthopedic Spine Review.   



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18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues

The Best Annual ASC Business, Legal and Clinical Conference

Oct. 27-29, 2011

Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago


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This exclusive conference 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.


The best minds in the ASC field will discuss opportunities for ASCs plus provide practical and immediately useful guidance on how to bring in more cases; improve reimbursement; manage, reduce and benchmark costs; introduce new specialties; engineer a turnaround; work on joint-ventures with hospitals and much, much more.


Highlights include:

- 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

- Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball  Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy  

- Earn CME, CASC, CEU Credits


Here are just five of the outstanding presentations at the conference:  


1. How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Accelerate Performance - Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy 


2. How to Evaluate and Implement New Profitable Services Into an ASC -Robert Zasa, Founder, ASD Management, and Kenneth Austin, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 


3. Should You Sell Your Practice to a Hospital? Kristian A. Werling, Partner, Geoffrey Cockrell, Partner, Gretchen Heinze Townshend, Associate, McGuireWoods


4.  How to Evaluate & Implement New Profitable Services Into an ASC - Robert Zasa, Founder, ASD Management, and Kenneth Austin, MD, Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 


5. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies   


Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail .



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VMG Health:
1. Physician-Hospital Relationships  & ACOs - sponsored by Regent Surgical Health
2. Compensation Issues
Stark Act/Antikickback Statute/False Claims
4. Hospital Leadership & Executive Moves
5. Hospital Transactions & Valuation Issues- sponsored by VMG Health
6. Hospital Finance & Business News

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency - sponsored by NAPA
10. Hospital Key Specialties - sponsored by Paragon Health
11. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10
- sponsored by AHIMA
12. Quality & Patient Safety
Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
32 Companies To Know
1. CMS:
 2. 2. VMG Health:;
3. SDI:

4. Lawson:
5. Surgical Care Affiliates:
6. Paragon Health:
7. ASCOA: 
8. TeamHealth:
9. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
. TeleTracking:;
11. athenahealth:
12. Premier:
13. MedeAnalytics:
14. Cejka Executive Search:
16. NAPA Anesthesia:
Somnia Anesthesia:;
18. HealthCare Appraisers:
19. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
21. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
22. West Coast Medical:;
23. Symbion:;
24. Pinnacle III:
25. Lancaster Pollard:    
26. LexisNexis: 
27. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
28. Cogent Healthcare:

29. People's Capital:  
30. CEP America:
31. NCO:
32. Surgical Directions: 
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