Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Colorectal surgeon named head surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center

    Howard Ross, MD, was named chair of surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.
  2. How one ASC maintains 0.04% total joint infection rate, 99% patient satisfaction through quality tracking

    Tracking quality through patient portals and analytics has given The Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopaedic Group the opportunity to reach new levels of patient satisfaction and keep infection rates low. 
  3. Optum in the past 90 days: 10 updates

    OptumCare is a fast-growing business for UnitedHealth, which plans to make Optum a $100 billion business.

Can endoscopic spine surgery be profitable in the ASC? Key considerations from an orthopedic surgeon

Learn how to determine whether these procedures could benefit your patients and practice during this live virtual event.
  1. Top 10 ways physicians earn secondary income

    One-third of physicians who responded to Medical Economics' salary, productivity and profession survey reported collecting secondary income last year.
  2. USPI in the first half of 2021: 7 notes

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, part of Tenet Healthcare, said in January it would focus on growth this year, and has made moves to expand its network.
  3. 10 ASCs hiring nurses, technicians

    Here are 10 ASCs seeking nurses and technicians:
  4. Staff collaboration at a Missouri ASC keeps infection rates low, patient satisfaction high

    The Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopaedic Group relies on its close-knit staff for quality outcomes. 

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

Spotlight on surgical excellence: How Cedars-Sinai is increasing patient access to minimally invasive surgery. Learn more during this live discussion.
  1. Where is outpatient cardiology taking off in 2021? A state-by-state breakdown

    Arizona is seeing a boom in cardiology ASC growth with three centers opened or announced so far this year.
  2. Twin Cities' iHealth adds 2 more physician-owned practices

    The Infinite Health Collaborative, a group of physician-owned practices in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, has added two more specialty practices.
  3. North American Partners in Anesthesia in the past 90 days: 4 updates

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia has had a busy month, with two partnerships announced in the past two weeks. 
  4. New York hospital opens 27th outpatient center, expands surgery offerings

    White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital opened its Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery on its campus June 2, the hospital said. 

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Financially sustainable surgical excellence — Lessons learned from Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Click here to attend the live virtual discussion.
  1. 3-way joint-venture vascular ASC planned in Texas

    A joint-venture vascular ASC is slated to open in Corpus Christi, Texas, in early 2022, Caller Times reported June 3. 
  2. California hospital opens cardiology outpatient center

    Children's Health Orange (Calif.) County opened a cardiology outpatient center, the hospital said June 2. 
  3. Labor shortage a 'national economic crisis': 5 details from US Chamber of Commerce report

    The biggest challenge for businesses right now is hiring qualified workers, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  4. How an orthopedic group, ASC solved staff recruitment, retention challenges

    Olympia (Wash.) Orthopaedic Associates has taken a unique approach to solving the challenges of hiring qualified medical assistants and retaining staff: tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
  5. Optum building $7M MOB, ASC in Indiana

    Optum is developing a $7 million facility in Muncie, Ind., that will include a surgery center and medical offices for multiple specialties, according to Inside Indiana Business.
  6. ASC industry trends to know, according to an Atlanticare exec

    The pandemic revealed how ASCs provide a growth opportunity for many hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
  7. 12 ASC administrators discuss their outlook on the industry

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many changes to the ASC industry, including new service offerings and shifts in competition between hospitals and surgery centers, leading facilities to adapt in order to continue offering patients quality care.
  8. 10 ENTs to know

    A surgeon serving areas of Central America and nine more ENTs to know:
  9. 4 Gastro Health moves in 2021

    Miami-based Gastro Health has had a year of substantial growth and recently was sold to a private equity company. 

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