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  1. Peninsula Vascular Access ASC, Vascular Surgery Associates of Richmond seek approval for new projects — 4 notes

    Hampton, Va.-based Peninsula Vascular Access ASC and Vascular Surgery Associates of Richmond (Va.) submitted certificate of public need applications for new projects.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. The nation's doctor on board: US Surgeon General & anesthesiologist Dr. Jerome Adams assists patient on flight — 5 insights

    The U.S. Surgeon General and board-certified anesthesiologist Jerome Adams, MD, assisted in a medical emergency on a Delta flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Atlanta May 16, The Washington Post reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. 7 things to know about IBD for World IBD Day

    May 19 is World IBD Day, which aims to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel diseases.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. You've got mail: The Joint Commission's ambulatory care survey is coming — 5 notes

    The Joint Commission is distributing its ambulatory care program customer survey to gain insight into its ambulatory center customers' experiences.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. 18 statistics on ASC size, rental rates

    The largest average ASCs, in terms of square footage, can be found in the South, where rental rates per square feet come at the lowest cost. On the other hand, rental rates in the Pacific region of the U.S. are the highest, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 14 physicians open total joint ASC in Oregon with Regent Surgical Health: 5 things to know

    Regent Surgical Health partnered with 14 physicians to open a joint venture surgery center, Oregon Surgical Institute in Beaverton.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. NY multispecialty ASC hosts grand opening: 4 key points

    The grand opening for Port Jefferson Surgery Center in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., occurred earlier this month, according to a Greater Port Jefferson report.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. The hunt is on: Physician Partners of America seeks physicians for 2 pavilions with ASCs — 5 notes

    Physician Partners of America is 'actively recruiting' partner physicians for facilities it plans to open later this year in Orlando, Fla., and Merritt Island, Fla.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Viewmont Surgery Center awards $2k scholarship — 4 highlights

    High school student Virginia Tanner is the 2018 recipient of Hickory, N.C.-based Viewmont Surgery Center's annual scholarship.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. 7 statistics on ophthalmology revenue per case by region

    Among all U.S. regions, median revenue per case for ophthalmology was highest in the South, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. How special hats can help ASCs slash supply chain costs — 4 tips from Quorum VP Tony Bramer

    Physicians at ASCs are often invested in the facility, with financial ramifications for decisions they make. That investment can make it easier for supply chain leaders to build rapport with physicians and affect change, according to Quorum Purchasing Advantage Vice President Tony Bramer.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Former GI physician accused of sexually assaulting patients retains medical license — 6 important details

    Lawmakers are questioning the West Virginia Board of Medicine's decision to give a physician accused of sexually assaulting patients permission to retain his medical license, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. HFAP renewed as ASC accreditation agency in California — 5 quick notes

    The Medical Board of California approved the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program as an accreditation agency for ASCs in the state.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 10 statistics on ASC services volume

    The volume of ASC services per fee-for-service beneficiary decreased in 2016, according to a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission analysis of physician/supplier standard analytic files.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. The American Society of Anesthesiologists awards Dr. Michael Lewis: 3 notes

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists recognized Michael Lewis, MD, with the 2018 Bertram W. Coffer, MD, Excellence in Government award.  By Shayna Korol -
  5. 11 ASCs embracing price transparency

    Here are 11 surgery centers with prices posted online for their procedures.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. University of Arizona, Greater Houston Gastroenterology & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. AmSurg enters into 1st strategic partnership with Arizona-based eye care practice — 6 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix-based Horizon Eye Specialists & LASIK Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island acquires Eye Care Associates/Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island — 4 insights

    East Garden, N.Y.-based Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island acquired Eye Care Associates/Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island and its two locations in Bethpage, N.Y., and Lake Success, N.Y.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Tenet keeps shaking things up — Makes 2 leadership appointments

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare added to its leadership team, naming Paola Arbour senior vice president and CIO and Marie Quintana senior vice president and chief marketing officer.  By Eric Oliver -

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