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  1. 3 orthopedic ASCs opened or announced in January

    Three orthopedic ASCs opened or announced in January:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Wyoming orthopedic practice erecting $11M surgery center

    Laramie, Wyo.-based Premier Bone & Joint Centers has an $11 million surgery center and physical therapy building in the works, according to Colorado Real Estate Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Hartford HealthCare to relocate hospital-based ASC — 4 details

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare plans to move Southington (Conn.) Surgery Center to Cheshire, Conn., in spring 2021, according to  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 5 trends affecting the gastroenterology specialty

    Gastroenterology remains a lucrative specialty for ASCs, with both growth and disruption expected in 2020.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Nebraska clinic to open surgery center — 4 insights

    Norfolk, Neb.-based Fountain Point Medical Community will soon open its surgery center, continuing to expand its services after the clinic portion of the facility opened in September 2019, the Norfolk Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Michigan hospital expanding surgery center in $19M project — 3 insights

    Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe (Mich.) will expand its surgery center through a $19 million project that will increase the size of its operating rooms, Crain's Detroit Business reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Dwight Tyndall provides outpatient spine surgery in Indiana — 3 quick notes

    Dwight Tyndall, MD, is offering minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery at a new ASC in Northwest Indiana, according to Get Healthy magazine.   By Angie Stewart -
  1. Johns Hopkins' $80M ASC is one of Maryland's largest — 5 things to know

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine opened one of Maryland's largest surgery centers in 2019.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Common compliance issues that could be putting your staff at risk

    While maintaining a high standard of compliance within an ASC is vital to the health and safety of both patients and staff, common compliance issues can occur no matter how vigilant you are.  By Helene Levenson, RN, BSN, Senior Consultant of Clinical Operations at Cardinal Health -
  3. Cardinal Health addresses massive surgical gown recall, expects $96M charge — 7 things to know

    Cardinal Health is taking corrective actions related to the recall of 9.1 million surgical gowns, which could generate a company loss of $96 million in the second quarter, according to a Jan. 30 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 15% of HCA total joints were outpatient in 2019, more likely in ASCs this year

    HCA Healthcare reported it had 123 freestanding outpatient surgery centers at the end of 2019, showing no growth over the previous year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 6 questions on the future of outpatient orthopedics with Dr. Randall Schultz

    W. Randall Schultz, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Texas Orthopedics in Austin. Here, he shares his thoughts on outpatient orthopedics.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 ways ASCs can manage orthopedic costs

    Blue Cross Blue Shield received about $25 billion in medical claims for adult beneficiaries undergoing elective orthopedic procedures in 2017, according to a 2019 review cited by Tara Vail, chief operating officer at ASC software company HST Pathways.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 insights on how ASCs can improve cost, care management

    ASCs are going to play an integral role in joint replacement as more procedures migrate to the surgery center space. A column in AJMC shared insights into how ASCs can improve cost and care management.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. US inching closer to financial crisis, CBO estimates say

    The Congressional Budget Office released 10-year estimates showing the national deficit will hit $1 trillion in 2020, and while the figure alone is alarming, it's not the most concerning aspect of the report. Analysts believe the amount of federal debt held by the public will rise from 81 percent in 2020 to 98 percent in 2030, which could lead to a financial crisis.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. AMN Healthcare pays $475M for interpretation company with ASC customers — 4 insights

    AMN Healthcare Services purchased a language interpretation company serving ASCs, health systems and hospitals for $475 million, according to a Jan. 29 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Jackson Health System official talks supply chain development, challenges and more

    Keith Fricker is assistant director of pharmacy for Jackson Health System in Miami. Having experience in both pharmacy and supply chain, Mr. Fricker shared his insight on the top challenges in the field, disruptions to look for and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. NJ New Jersey ASC acquired by health system

    An ASC on the campus of Overlook Medical Center in Union, N.J., is now jointly owned by 23 local physicians and North Jersey Health Ventures, an arm of the Atlantic Health System, according to Healthcare Design magazine.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Holly Springs Surgery Center renews accreditation

    Holly Springs (N.C.) Surgery Center has received three-year renewal on its accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Major ASC anesthesia provider establishes patient safety organization — 4 details

    Melville, N.Y.-based NAPA Anesthesia Patient Safety Institute is now among 89 patient safety organizations approved by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, according to a Jan. 30 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -

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