Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 21 more insights on the healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America

    The 2020 edition of WalletHub's annual ranking of the healthiest cities in America was released Feb. 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Ohio hospital opens gastroenterology center — 3 insights

    Mercy Health-Lorain (Ohio) Hospital opened a gastroenterology center in a vacant space in the facility, The Chronicle reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. PE-backed Midwest Vision Partners teams up with Michigan practice — 3 insights

    Midwest Vision Partners entered into a strategic partnership with Lansing, Mich.-based practice Rosenbaum Eye & Laser Center and its vision correction center, Michigan Laser Eye Associates, marking Midwest Vision's fifth partnership in Michigan.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Wisconsin health system to open ASC — 3 insights

    Glendale-based Ascension Wisconsin opened a $42 million medical center in Mount Pleasant, Wis., that will eventually include an ASC, The Journal Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. New York hospital opens pediatric surgery center, part of $120M investment

    Cohen Children's Medical Center has opened an outpatient pediatric practice with a surgery center in New York.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Why ASCs are a staple in healthcare after 50 years — 7 industry leaders weigh in

    The first ASC was established in Phoenix on Feb. 12, 1970, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Today, there are about 5,800 ASCs throughout the U.S.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASCs celebrate 50 years & more — 12 ASC industry notes

    Here are 12 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -
  1. 5 gastroenterology trends to know & 4 other must-read articles

      Five must read articles for gastronterologists this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The rise of Cologuard — Tracking Exact Sciences' journey

    Exact Sciences' multitarget stool DNA test, Cologuard, is divisive. Touting 92 percent sensitivity and 87 percent specificity rates for detecting all stages of colorectal cancer, the test is heavily marketed and has seen significant growth recently.   By Eric Oliver -
  3. Oklahoma ASC begins performing cardiac procedures — 3 insights

    Oklahoma City-based CardioVascular Health Clinic is performing percutaneous coronary intervention as an outpatient service following CMS' decision to allow the procedure to be performed in an outpatient setting, The Oklahoman reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Which state had the most new ASCs in 2019? 5 must-read articles

      Five must-read articles for ASC leaders this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Evaluate clinical processes

      Stephanie Martin, vice president of operations and clinical services for Westchester, Ill.-based ASC manager Regent Surgical Health, shared supply chain tips on Regent's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 gastroenterology leaders on the move

    Here are four GI leaders who have joined new organizations in the past year:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The 20 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America l 2020

    The 2020 edition of WalletHub's annual ranking of healthiest cities in America was released Feb. 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. FDA recalls about 3,600 GE Healthcare anesthesia systems — 4 insights

    The FDA on Feb. 7 issued a class 1 recall for 3,599 GE Carestation 600 series anesthesia systems because of a flaw that can cause the mechanical ventilation system to stop working.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Iowa hospital opens $8.4M surgery center — 3 insights

    Britt, Iowa-based Hancock County Health System opened its new surgery center Feb. 5, the Forest City/Britt Summit-Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 4 things ASCs seeking accreditation should know

       Four experts weighed in on ASC accreditation challenges and opportunites in interviews with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 6 orthopedic surgeons on state of the ASC industry

    Six orthopedic surgeons on state of the ASC industry:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 7 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Seven hospitals and health systems recently opened or announced new ASCs:  By Angie Stewart -
  9. SurgCenter Development wraps up $2.5M ASC in Indiana

    A $2.5 million ASC project in Jeffersonville, Ind., is now complete, according to Batten | Shaw Construction.  By Angie Stewart -

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