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  1. 30% of ASCs have operating budget under $5M: 8 statistics

    The annual operating budget for ASCs fluctuated from 2019 to 2020 for many centers, with more centers reporting less than $1 million and more reporting $10 million or above, according to OR Manager's "2020 Career & Salary Survey."
  2. Physician shot in Minnesota hospital parking ramp during robbery: 4 details

    A Minnesota physician was robbed and shot in a hospital parking ramp on Sept. 14, according to a report in the Star Tribune.
  3. Patient warming for surgical procedures: 5 things to know

    Patient warming can be an important tool for surgeons in ensuring patients are comfortable during surgery and reducing surgical site infections, according to two recent meta-analyses published in January and May.

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  1. Private equity still booming in orthopedics, ophthalmology & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:
  2. 7 financial management tips to help ASCs capitalize on a rebounding ASC market

    In mid-March, hospitals across the country halted elective surgeries due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. While many ASCs did experience initial shock—volume across the nation dropped 80% between February and April—most ASCs have now rebounded to pre-pandemic activity.
  3. FDA warns 17 website operators about unapproved, misbranded online opioid sales

    The FDA sent warning letters to 17 website operators about the illegal sale of unapproved and misbranded opioids.
  4. New Hampshire orthopedic practice breaks ground on surgery center

    Portsmouth, N.H.-based Atlantic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine broke ground on the New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, reports.

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  1. Black patients less likely to use freestanding ASCs, study says

    Researchers found that Black patients were less likely to use freestanding ASCs in New York and Florida, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.
  2. COVID-19 hot spots preceded by searches for gastrointestinal symptoms, study says

    Residents of eventual COVID-19 hotspots searched for information on gastrointestinal symptoms in the weeks preceding increases in disease incidence, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  
  3. Pennsylvania hospital adds provider to gastroenterology clinic

    St. Luke's Gastroenterology Specialists added Joseph Minissale, DO, to its recently opened office in Palmerton, Pa., the Times News reports.
  4. Anesthesiologist settles case where teen suffered brain injury for $9.38M

    An anesthesiologist and the family of a patient reached a $9.38 million settlement Aug. 18, over claims the anesthesiologist failed to provide proper care, which caused the patient to suffer cardiac arrest, the New Jersey Law Journal reports.

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  1. Missouri joint venture ASC opens

    Medical Facilities Corp., and Chesterfield, Mo.-based St. Luke's Hospital opened St. Luke's Surgery Center of Chesterfield Sept. 14.
  2. Mednax sells radiology business for $885M: 5 details

    Mednax entered into an agreement to sell its radiology business to strengthen its balance sheet and focus on core business lines.
  3. 8 statistics on ASC leader pay: 53% make $120,000+

    ASC leaders are reporting an increase in annual compensation in 2020, according to OR Manager's "2020 Career & Salary Survey."
  4. What every health system leader needs to understand about current trends in cardiology

    Health system and hospital leaders must understand the risks and complexity surrounding cardiology trends, including pandemic implications, new regulations and physician migration to ASCs.
  5. Utah doctor accused of blinding patients with unauthorized eye surgeries

    Ophthalmologist Paul Wade Wyatt, MD, allegedly performed unauthorized eye surgeries that blinded or damaged the vision of seven patients, according to local CBS affiliate KUTV.
  6. Top 10 ASC articles this week — Kaiser closing Hawaii ASC & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review for the week of Sept. 7-11: 
  7. 5 most-read stories in GI this week — Independent practice consolidates & more

    Here are the five most-read Becker's ASC Review articles for gastroenterologists the week of Sept. 7-11: 
  8. Virginia hospital building outpatient pavilion

    Fishersville, Va.-based Augusta Health expects to break ground on an outpatient pavilion Sept. 16, the News Leader reports.
  9. Montana health system to redevelop mall site into surgery center

    Great Falls, Mont.-based Benefis Health System purchased a site in a former shopping mall in Helena, Mont., to develop a freestanding clinic that'll contain a surgery center, local news affiliate KBZK reports.

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