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  1. Mayo Clinic, NASA working on AI algorithm for CRC & more: 11 GI industry key notes

    Here are 11 updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week: 
  2. Texas ASC treats 1st patients — 3 details

    Methodist Mansfield (Texas) Ambulatory Surgery Center recently welcomed its first patients, according to Slayscion Healthcare Solutions, a healthcare development, management, consulting and technology company.
  3. Wyoming ASC changes ownership, plans expansion — 5 details

    Gillette-based North East Wyoming Surgery Center changed hands and rebranded.

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  1. Covenant Physician Partners adds 2 to leadership team

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Physician Partners made a pair of executive appointments earlier this year. 
  2. AAAHC releases new standards

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care published the 41st edition of the Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status Sept. 1.
  3. Campbell Clinic opens orthopedic surgery center — 3 insights

    Campbell Clinic in Germantown, Tenn., opened a four-story medical office building with an orthopedic surgery center, the Murfreesboro Post reports.
  4. Tennessee hospital opens cardiology practices

    Parkridge Health System opened two cardiac specialty practices on its main campus in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

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  1. The great equalizer — Why a New Jersey ASC surgeon wouldn't perform a total joint without a surgical robot

    Robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures have the potential to decrease complications and implant failures by ensuring implants are properly placed within a fraction of a millimeter, and can help ASCs capture a growing patient base.
  2. 8 orthopedics and ASCs trends in 2020

    Orthopedic surgery centers experienced a slowdown during the early days of the pandemic as many states placed restrictions on elective surgeries. However, centers and physicians are recovering volume and relying on technology such as telehealth and data analytics to move them into the future.
  3. NY clinic leader ordered to pay $39.4M, gets prison sentence for role in kickback scheme: 5 details

    The former leader of multiple New York medical clinics was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay millions for his involvement in a money laundering and healthcare kickback scheme, according to a report from the Department of Justice.
  4. Study links outpatient knee surgery to 'extremely high' opioid numbers, dangerous dosages

    The average opioid prescription strength for U.S. knee surgery patients was at a dangerously high level from 2015-19, according to researchers from Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine.

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  1. Florida ASC debuts robotic PCI

    Cardiovascular Surgical Suites in Coral Springs, Fla., recently logged its first percutaneous coronary intervention using robotic technology.
  2. UPMC seeks 'several' CRNAs for new surgery center

    UPMC is hiring at its newly built surgery center in Monroeville, Pa.
  3. AmSurg taps cardiology leader as next president — 3 details

    Jeff Snodgrass will be the new president of AmSurg, one of the country's largest ASC operators and the ambulatory division of Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare.
  4. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed 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.
  5. 22 ASCs opened or announced in August

    Twenty-two ASCs were opened or announced in August:
  6. CRH Medical acquires 51 percent of North Carolina GI anesthesia practice

    CRH Medical acquired a 51 percent interest stake in Wilmington, N.C.-based Coastal Carolina Sedation Associates.
  7. U of Illinois enters financing agreement for outpatient surgery center, specialty clinics building

    The board of trustees of the University of Illinois in Chicago and Mesirow Financial entered into a public finance and credit tenant lease with structured debt products to fund the university's Outpatient Surgery Center and Specialty Clinics building.
  8. Indiana hospital acquires former surgery center

    Vincennes, Ind.-based The Good Samaritan acquired the building that housed the former First Street Surgery Center for $875,000, TriStateHomepage.com reports.
  9. EyeSouth Partners acquires Texas ophthalmology practice

    Atlanta-based EyeSouth Partners acquired San Antonio-based Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates, its second acquisition in the state.

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