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  1. Dr. Thomas Vikoren: Same-day TJR 'made all the more important' by COVID-19

    Outpatient surgery centers are well-suited for a post-COVID-19 world, Thomas Vikoren, MD, told the Bucks County Courier Times.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Envision Healthcare's telemedicine strategy: 5 things to know

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare is investing in "a more efficient and accessible hybrid model of care delivery" as in-person visits gradually resume, according to a May 28 press release.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Specialists expand hours, services to recoup COVID-19 losses; 75% expect 2nd wave

    Most hard-hit specialists believe the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect on their practices, according to a new Spherix Global survey shared by Tioga Publishing.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Los Angeles surgery center reups AAAHC accreditation

    The Los Angeles-based Ambulatory Surgery Center at Orthopaedic Institute for Children renewed its Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care accreditation.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Indiana orthopedic practice with surgery center to open

    Muncie-based Central Indiana Orthopedics plans to open a care center June 1 in Fishers, Ind., the Current reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. For-profit surgery center operator faces opposition in New Jersey hospital takeover bid

    BMC Hospital and Hudson Regional Hospital are vying to take over Bayonne (N.J.) Medical Center, The Jersey Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. The Joint Commission among organizations resuming surveys in June

    The Joint Commission is one of several accreditation organizations that will resume performing regular surveys in June.   By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Ophthalmology could lose 95%+ of procedure volume due to COVID-19

    Ophthalmology procedures carry a high chance of COVID-19 transmission, which could be preventing the procedures from returning, according to a GlobalData report.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. US Digestive Health makes 1st post-formation partnership

    Exton, Pa.-based US Digestive Health expanded its presence in Pennsylvania by partnering with Carlisle (Pa.) Digestive Disease Associates.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Ransomware attack affects 13,000+ patients' info at Alaska surgical practice

    Palmer, Alaska-based Mat-Su Surgical Associates reported a ransomware attack that affected thousands of patients' information.   By Laura Dyrda -
  4. It could take 3-6 months for Missouri ASC to resume normal operating volumes, admin says

    Matthew Ewasko, administrator of Physicians Alliance Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., outlines how his center is resuming elective procedures and key considerations for ramping back up to full volume.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 'Future remains healthy for us' despite challenges from pandemic, says Maryland ASC admin

    Raghu Reddy, executive administrator of SurgCenter of Western Maryland in Cumberland outlines how his center is recovering from the pandemic and thinking about the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC market value projected to hit $7.2B by 2025 — 5 key insights

    The ASC market is projected to reach $7.2 billion in worth by 2025, according to a MarketsandMarkets report.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. Nitin Khanna: Why surgery centers, telehealth services are essential for reopening the economy

    As the economy reopens, a "structured system" is needed to ensure patient, staff and physician safety, according to Nitin Khanna, MD.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Florida ASC construction on target despite pandemic — 3 quick notes

    Construction on Florida Springs Surgery Center is still on track despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Joe Sziabowski, president of Hardaway|Sziabowski Architects.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. HCA surgery center opens in Florida — 3 things to know

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has a new ASC in Brandon, Fla.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Arizona ASC project to feature dual cath labs — 3 insights

    Construction is underway on a 10,000-square-foot ASC in Avondale, Ariz., according to Cotton Architecture, a firm involved in the project.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. IBD, celiac disease have common connection & more: 5 GI industry key notes

    Here are five updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:   By Eric Oliver -
  8. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. PE investment during COVID-19: opportunity for some, adverse effects for most

    While the ramifications of COVID-19 created opportunities for investments in some specialties, most will be adversely affected, according to a white paper published by Provident Healthcare Partners.  By Eric Oliver -

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