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  1. Premier Gastroenterology Associates transforming Kmart into practice — 5 insights

    Little Rock, Ark.-based Premier Gastroenterology Associates partnered with real estate company Newmark Moses Tucker Partners of Little Rock to turn a closed Kmart shopping center into its new practice.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are seven hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in October:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How ASCs can address burnout: Q&A with Cardinal Health's Marvella Thomas

    Burnout is one of the most pressing issues facing ASCs, but leaders do not always know what steps they can take to help their clinicians and staff reduce burnout and its effects.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. UnitedHealth executive's husband to settle insider trading accusations for $140K — 5 details

    The husband of a Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group executive will pay the Securities and Exchange Commission nearly $140,000 to settle accusations he eavesdropped on his wife's calls and used the information to engage in insider trading, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Surgery center nurse describes military experience — 6 insights

    Amy Holmes Riley is a trauma nurse and captain in the Air National Guard who serves as a nurse at Terre Haute, Ind.-based Wabash Valley Surgery Center and Union Hospital in her civilian life, the Tribune Star reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 10 Oswego Hospital surgery center nurses earn CNOR certification — 3 highlights

    Ten registered nurses who provide care in Oswego (N.Y.) Hospital's surgery center earned CNOR certification, Oswego County Today reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Hospital's surgery center plans delayed after local physician group backs out — 5 insights

    Steamboat Springs, Colo.-based UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is weighing how to move forward with plans for a multispecialty orthopedic surgery center after a team of orthopedic surgeons pulled out of the proposal, the Steamboat Pilot reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Tennessee agency approves Saint Thomas Health's $17.1M ASC — 3 insights

    Tennessee's Health Services and Development Agency approved Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health's application to relocate its Madison, Tenn.-based joint venture ASC, WGNS reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. A visionary idea — American Academy of Ophthalmology opening world's 1st vision museum

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology received a $4 million donation from ophthalmologist Stanley Truhlsen, MD, to open the world's first public museum dedicated to ophthalmology, Optometry Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Your center can be like Seaside Surgery Center — 3 Qs with Administrator Cindy Schuetz

    Naples, Fla.-based Seaside Surgery Center Administrator Cindy Schuetz told Becker's ASC Review what has made her center so successful and how other ASCs can follow its lead.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center notifies 2.3K patients after phishing attack

    Vancouver-based Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center informed 2,393 patients Nov. 6 about an email phishing attack that compromised their protected health information.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Drs. Steven Matulis, Martin Fried & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists who made headlines this past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Check your data

    To prepare for supply chain disruptions, ASCs should plan ahead by reviewing data, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 46 ASC benchmarks to know on payer mix, supply costs & more

    Here are 46 benchmarks to know on ASC payer mix from VMG Health and HealthCare Appraisers:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 4 things surgeons should know when selecting an ASC for procedures

    With more procedures making their way to ASCs, surgeons should be aware of differences in technology, scheduling and staff before selecting a center for their procedures, according to the West Orange, N.J.-based Mountain Surgery Center.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 4 things for investors to know before securing ASC ownership

    Due to the competition for ownership in the ASC market, investors should be aware of these five ownership and governance structures before securing ASC ownership, according to HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 5 must-read articles for the ASC industry this week: Nov. 2 - 8

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 8.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Olympic Medical Center will sue HHS over payment cuts, consider ASC 'in the future' — 6 takeaways

    Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center decided to join the American Hospital Association's lawsuit against HHS over Medicare reimbursement cuts for off-site clinics, the Peninsula Daily News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. AACU: Laws unfairly protect big players, threaten to 'dissolve' low-cost care — 5 takeaways

    The American Association of Clinical Urologists lauded the proposed 2019 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System, Urology Times reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Tampa Bay Surgery Center opens ASC — 3 notes

    Tampa Bay (Fla.) Surgery Center opened a medical office building with a surgery center in Tampa Bay.  By Angie Stewart -

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