7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 13, 2014.

Healthcare hires and job openings up in January.
Of the roughly 4 million job openings on the last business day of January, 616,000 were in healthcare and social assistance, according to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.

Surgicenter of Kansas City to move to new facility.
This week, the Surgicenter of Kansas City broke ground on a new, larger facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new center will have more operating rooms. It is expected to be ready for occupancy in April 2015.

Nueterra partners with orthopedic surgeon on total joint program.
Nueterra Healthcare has partnered with Michael Crovetti, MD, and his Total Joint Outpatient Program and Care Suites model in Henderson, Nev. The model is designed to improve efficiency and outcomes in outpatient hip and knee surgery.

Urologists join Oswego Hospital surgery center.
Urologists Elizabeth Bozeman, MD, and Gary Bozeman, MD, have joined Oswego Health. The board-certified urologists will perform procedures in their Fulton, N.Y., office and at Oswego Hospital's surgery center.

Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center acquires new endoscopy technology.
Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center, affiliated with Symbion, acquired the Fuse endoscopy System. The surgery center is the first in the state to acquire this endoscopy technology.

Colorectal cancer screening rate rises 7%.
The rate of colorectal cancer screening rose seven percent from 2008 to 2010. Screening increased for all population subgroups, except for non-Hispanic Asians and the uninsured.

ACG, AGA, ASGE launch new colorectal cancer awareness campaign.
The American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy have kicked off their new collaborative effort The Value of Colonoscopy: Saving Lives Through Expert Care.

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