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  1. 4 more states cancel elective procedures

    Four more governors have issued executive orders or recommended healthcare facilities cancel elective surgical procedures.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Woman attacked, robbed in Oklahoma surgery center parking lot — 4 insights

    An Oklahoma City man allegedly attacked and robbed a woman as she was on her way to work at the Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery March 26, Oklahoma News 4 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Illinois surgery center shot with BB pellet 

    An unspecified person shot a BB pellet into the front window of Elmwood Park, Ill.-based Suburban Surgery Center March 17, the Chicago Tribune reports.   By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares

    Share values temporarily recovered when the COVID-19 stimulus package was passed, but long-term recession fears are still driving down value in the volatile market.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASCs and technology adoption: 3 thoughts from Dr. Ray Raven

    As CMS continues expanding the services permitted in outpatient settings, ASCs are seeking more efficient administrative solutions — and technology is the answer, according to Ray Raven, MD, an orthopedic specialist who penned an article on Physicians Practice.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Developers ditch retail-only plan, building ER with surgery center

    Plans for a retail district in Alexandria, Va., now include a healthcare facility and townhouses, according to ALX Now.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Employee at closed ASC turns to crowdfunding to pay rent

    A Florida woman hopes crowdfunding can help her make rent while the ASC where she works is closed, according to Fox 2 Detroit.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. New CMS rules give ASCs more flexibility to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    CMS has turned to ASCs to expand hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new regulations announced March 30.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. AMA trying to save private practices during COVID-19 & more — 8 ASC industry notes

    Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -
  3. Can ASCs help with the COVID-19 surge?

    Converting surgery centers into COVID-19 care sites could prove valuable, but the idea also raises questions about staffing, regulations and reimbursement, according to the Published Reporter.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. California's 750+ ASCs prepare to expand services for COVID-19 surge

    California ASCs are gearing up to be used in new ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Ambulatory Surgery Association said in a March 30 press release.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Duke Health could use ASC to add beds — 6 insights

    Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health is preparing for a potential influx of COVID-19 patients, which'll see the health system undergo a series of transformations, Indy Week reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Retinal specialists must weigh vision loss, COVID-19 risk when deciding which patients to see

    The American Society of Retina Specialists developed guidelines for retinal specialists to follow when determining whether to see patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medscape reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  3. South Carolina hospital receives support for ASC expansion

    Orangeburg, S.C.-based Regional Medical Center received county approval for its proposal to build an ASC on its main campus, The Times and Democrat reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Colorado surgery center donates supplies to local hospital

    Littleton, Colo.-based Northwest Surgery Center donated an array of medical supplies to Littleton Adventist Hospital.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Wisconsin health system postpones opening of $130M outpatient facility due to COVID-19

    Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care delayed opening its $130 million facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Milwaukee Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Anesthesiologist calls for nationwide elective surgery cancellation

    Stanford (Calif.) Medicine anesthesiologist Adam Schlifke, MD, called for a nationwide ban on elective procedures at hospitals and surgery centers in a column for USA Today.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Pennsylvania eye ASC, clinic join Spectrum Vision Partners network — 3 details

    Spectrum Vision Partners expanded into Pennsylvania through affiliations with Allentown-based Lehigh Valley Eye Center and Bethlehem-based Valley Eye Surgical Center, according to a March 30 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. North Carolina surgical center gains 3-year accreditation

    Pinehurst (N.C.) Surgical Clinic was reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to the Sandhills Sentinel.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. AAAHC issues 5 COVID-19-related guidelines

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care released a set of infection control guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -

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