Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 10 statistics to know on colorectal cancer in 2021

    These statistics were drawn from the American Cancer Society 2020-21 facts and figures and the study "Colorectal Cancer Screening and COVID-19."
  2. ValueHealth expands executive team

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth added two new executives.
  3. 10 ENTs to know

    Here are 10 ENTs to know:

Can endoscopic spine surgery be profitable in the ASC? Key considerations from an orthopedic surgeon

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  1. Kaiser Permanente in 2021: 5 ASC moves

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has announced two facilities with ASCs in the first quarter and named an ophthalmologist as medical director of one of its facilities. 
  2. Growbag shortages, Medline looking for buyer & more: 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    There's a global large plastic growbag shortage, and Medline is looking for a buyer that could value the company at $30 billion.
  3. 4 ASC approvals in 2021

    From North Dakota to North Carolina, here are four ASCs approved in 2021 by local or state governments: 
  4. Here's the latest update on the proposed CRH Medical acquisition

    CRH Medical's security holders approved Well Health's planned acquisition of the company April 16.

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

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  1. Surgery Partners to refinance loans, projects $505M Q1 revenue

    Surgery Partners is refinancing $119 million of incremental term loans raised last April during the first surge of COVID-19, the company revealed April 20. The company also released preliminary first-quarter revenue and case volume projections.
  2. $20M surgery center opened by Montana hospital

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health Cottonwood Clinic and Surgery Center, a $20 million project, opened April 19, NBC affiliate KHQ reports.
  3. 1 in 6 colon cancer patients have hereditary gene mutations, study finds

    One in 6 patients with colorectal cancer have an inherited cancer-related gene mutation which likely predisposed them to the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study. 
  4. 10 states with the most employed physicians

    California has the most employed physicians, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. Anesthesiologist among 2 dead in Tesla crash near Houston

    Anesthesiologist William Varner, MD, was among two people who died last week when a Tesla hit a tree in a suburb of Houston, according to a report from Click2Houston, an NBC affiliate.
  2. From physician's office to small screen: An ENT's journey to becoming a COVID-19 compliance officer for television

    Although the pandemic shut down her practice, Linda Dahl, MD, an ENT from New York, took a new opportunity to work as a COVID-19 compliance officer in Hollywood. She wrote about her experience in a column for the April 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter Magazine.
  3. 'Check your organizational ego at the door': How ASCs can succeed post-pandemic

    As the population becomes increasingly vaccinated and elective surgeries resume, ASCs are working to figure out how the industry and individual facilities will adapt to changing rules and regulations.
  4. Arizona multispecialty practice opens ASC

    Surprise, Ariz.-based Regency Specialties has opened a multispecialty ASC.  
  5. Meet the administrator behind one of Newsweek's top ASCs: Q&A with Andrew Lovewell

    The Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopaedic Group was ranked in Newsweek's top 10 ASCs of 2021. Andrew Lovewell, the center's administrator, was a key player in the ASC's success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  6. 5 accreditation updates for ASCs

    Several ASCs have received accreditation for surgeries, and the Joint Commission released the pandemic's effect on accredited ASCs. 
  7. AI in GI: 6 updates in 2021

    Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology. From colonoscopy procedures to imaging techniques, here are six AI updates in GI so far in 2021:
  8. Allegheny Health Network uses robot for colorectal cancer reconstruction

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital, the flagship medical center for Allegheny Health Network, performed colorectal and breast reconstruction surgeries using the da Vinci Xi surgical system for patients who underwent aggressive cancer therapies. 
  9. UVA Health acquires ASC

    University of Virginia Health in Charlottesville finalized an agreement to acquire an ASC, according to an April 16 release. 

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