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  1. Arkansas cardiology practice opening cath lab

    Conway-based Central Arkansas Health Center will soon open a catheterization laboratory in Conway Medical Park, the Log Cabin Democrat reports.
  2. New York sports medicine practice offers Mako robot

    Lake Placid (N.Y.) Sports Medicine installed Stryker's Mako robotic arm system to assist with joint replacement procedures, the Press Publican reports.
  3. How 3 ASCs are handling COVID-19-related staffing challenges

    ASC Focus outlined how three ASCs are addressing staffing challenges in the wake of COVID-19-related shutdowns:

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  1. Connecticut hospital applies for CON to build $5.6M ASC in existing facility

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare is seeking state permission to build an ASC inside the Hartford HealthCare Family Medical Center in Plainfield, Conn., the Norwich Bulletin reports.
  2. USPI, Tennessee hospital breaks ground on ASC

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ascension St. Thomas and Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International broke ground on an ASC in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Aug. 20, local news affiliate WGNS reports.
  3. Arizona slows COVID-19 surge enough to restart elective procedures

    Arizona hospitals are resuming elective surgeries after lowering the state's COVID-19 patient rates to a level that allows procedures to resume safely, AZ Central reports.
  4. Medline opens $90M distribution center: 5 things to know

    Healthcare supplier Medline Industries opened a $90 million distribution center in Uxbridge, Mass.

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  1. Top 10 ASC articles this week — 12 new mergers, partnerships & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of Aug. 17-21:
  2. New joint-venture ASC offers surgeon investment opportunities

    A new joint-venture ASC in Arizona has a limited number of investment opportunities available to surgeons interested in operating at the center.
  3. Gastroenterologist-turned-Senator tests positive for COVID-19

    U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD, tested positive for COVID-19 Aug. 20.
  4. West Virginia ophthalmology clinic holds ribbon cutting

    St. Joseph's Ophthalmology Clinic cut the ribbon on its new Buckhannon, W.Va., location Aug. 20, MyBuckhannon reports.

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  1. 4 common deficiencies from the 2020 HFAP Quality Review 

    HFAP released its 2020 HFAP Quality Review, which highlights industry trends based on deficiencies noted during surveys of acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, laboratories and ASCs. 
  2. AAAHC pivots to virtual conference

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care moved its Achieving Accreditation conference to an online setting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  3. Truck crashes through Tennessee oral surgery center

    A truck drove through the front window of the Center for Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 20, the Chattanoogan reports.
  4. A new OR fashion trend? FDA approves 1st see-through surgical mask

    The FDA approved the world's first fully transparent surgical mask, according to CNN.
  5. Physician-owned Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center gains 5-star CMS rating

    CMS awarded Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center a five-star rating in patient experience.
  6. New York cardiology group, physician pay $2M to settle false billing claims

    New York City-based New York Cardiology and Ghanshyam Bhambhani, MD, settled claims they violated anti-kickback laws by employing an unlawful rental agreement with referring physicians and generating false claims for cardiac procedures, Bloomberg Law reports.
  7. 22 ASC company executive moves in 2020

    So far this year, Becker's ASC Review has reported on 22 leadership changes at ASC development, management and services companies:
  8. 8 ASC leaders on the move in 2020

    Eight individuals who have taken on ASC leadership roles this year:
  9. Diversity, equity & inclusion: Envision's 5-pronged action plan

    Envision Healthcare shared five actions it is taking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion:

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