Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Email breached at Arkansas otolaryngology center 

      Little Rock-based Arkansas Otolaryngology Center provided notice of an email breach that happened earlier this year, according to an Oct. 22 news release.
  2. A closer look at Smith+Nephew's digital care management solution: 2 experts discuss

    Smith+Nephew's new ARIA Digital Care Management Solution is designed to help clinical teams streamline patient selection and care coordination, which are key components of any successful outpatient total hip and knee program.
  3. Annual compensation for non-physician providers — 9 survey insights

    Thirty percent of full-time, non-physician providers at physician practices make more than $100,000 a year in direct monetary compensation, according to Physician's Practice's "2020 Staff Salary Survey."

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  1. 23% of practices increased physician staffing in the past 2 years — 6 survey insights

    More than one-fourth of physicians expect to see a change in staffing levels this year, according to Physician's Practice's "2020 Staff Salary Survey."
  2. 10 most-read ASC stories this week

     Here are the top-read stories on Becker's ASC Review for the week of Oct. 19-23:
  3. Ohio ASC performs 500th outpatient total joint replacement

    Surgeons at the Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Youngstown, Ohio, completed their 500th outpatient total joint replacement Oct. 22.
  4. The ASC industry in 2021: An administrator's perspective and predictions

      Raghu Reddy, administrator at Cumberland-based SurgCenter of Western Maryland, told Becker's ASC Review his predictions for the industry over the next 12 months.
  1. Fallsgrove Endoscopy Center receives accreditation from Joint Commission

      Rockville, Md.-based Fallsgrove Endoscopy Center was awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for ambulatory care, according to an Oct. 22 press release.
  2. Dr. Sam Page's anesthesia practice conflicts with county executive role, political rival says

    St. Louis (Mo.) County Executive Sam Page, MD, could be violating a county charter by continuing to practice as an anesthesiologist at St. Louis-based Mercy Hospital, according to local outlets ABC KMOV4 and NBC 5 On Your Side.
  3. When will the medical device supply chain recover? — 6 predictions from industry pros

    It could take years for medical device supply chains to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, most industry professionals said in a recent survey by Supplyframe.
  4. New surgery center shell to offer physician investment opportunities

    Physicians will have the opportunity to invest in Desert Harbor Medical Commons, a two-story building expected to open next year in Peoria, Ariz., according to Kristina Cutillo, a commercial real estate associate at Cushman & Wakefield.
  1. ASCs projected to take 68% of orthopedic surgeries by mid-decade — 5 insights

    ASCs will perform an estimated 68 percent of orthopedic surgeries by the mid-2020s, according to Research and Markets' "2020 Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report" published Oct 21.
  2. Louisiana hospital unveils renovated, expanded surgery center — 4 details

    Marrero, La.-based West Jefferson Medical Center recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new outpatient surgery center, according to The Lemoine Co., a construction firm involved in the development.
  3. Five most-read GI articles — 190 hospitals recognized for GI care

      Here are the five most-read articles about gastroenterology and endoscopy from Oct. 15-23:
  4. USPI adds 1,100 new surgeons in 2020 so far — 4 quotes on the company's performance 

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International made $565 million in third-quarter 2020 revenues and offered insights into what it expects for the fourth quarter of 2020. 
  5. Alabama hospital expects to open ASC in late 2020

    Work is progressing on Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center's ASC and freestanding emergency center in advance of its December opening.
  6. Bankruptcy judge allows Washington health system's sale of vacant hospital, medical office building housing ASC

    Yakima, Wash.-based Astria Health received federal approval to sell the vacant Astria Regional Medical Center and neighboring medical office building to an investment group for $20 million, the Yakima Herald reports.
  7. New Jersey heart center performs 550th TAVR procedure

    Brown Mills, N.J.-based Deborah Heart and Lung Center celebrated completing its 550th transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Insider NJ reported Oct. 21.
  8. 5 employees of U of New Mexico outpatient surgery center test positive for COVID-19

    Five employees at Albuquerque, N.M.-based UNM Health's outpatient surgery center recently tested positive for COVID-19, local news affiliate KRQE reported Oct. 21.
  9. Mid-pandemic expansion, OB-GYNs in ASCs & more: 6 Qs with Dr. Natalya Danilyants

    At the beginning of October, The Center for Innovative GYN Care opened the CIGC Wellness Center in Rockville, Md. Becker's ASC Review spoke to the Wellness Center's founder, Natalya Danilyants, MD — who is also co-founder of Rockville's The Center for Innovative GYN Care — about her vision for the new facility, challenges specific to her specialty and more.

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