Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The evolution of ASCs in 50 years + what the future holds: 7 industry leaders' thoughts

    This week, on Feb. 12, the ASC industry celebrates its 50th anniversary. According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the first ASC was established in 1970 by Wallace Reed, MD, and John Ford, MD, in Phoenix.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Supply chain can impact staff satisfaction - make sure the impact is positive

    In the current healthcare climate, it’s vital for ASCs to attract and retain top talent in order to remain competitive. Nursing staff is particularly important as the industry is on the cusp of a nursing shortage.  By Cardinal Health -
  3. 3 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Three gastroenterologists making headlines this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 recent ASC executive moves

    Three recent ASC executive moves:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use a whiteboard

    Beverly Bryant, MSN, RN, administrator and director of Yuma (Ariz.) Endoscopy Center, shared supply chain insights with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The joint-venture model for cardiovascular ASCs: 3 advantages

    Joint-venture cardiovascular ASC models can benefit both physicians and health systems, according to an article on Cath Lab Digest.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 4 barriers to cardiology in ASCs

    An increasing number of cardiologists are considering performing diagnostic and interventional procedures in ASCs, according to Atlantis Worldwide.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. The outmigration of cardiovascular care — 6 reasons for health systems to take note

    CMS' approval of percutaneous coronary interventions in ASCs will accelerate the outmigration of cardiovascular care, according to an article on Cath Lab Digest.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Indiana surgery center continues visitor restrictions for foreseeable future

    Evansville (Ind.) Surgery Center will continue to limit visitors for the foreseeable future, in response to elevated influenza activity in the region, the Dubois County Free Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 benefits of adopting a patient texting program

    By using a patient texting system, the KU Medwest surgery center in Shawnee, Kan., was able to boost outcomes, save money and improve satisfaction, according to industry publication Mobile Health Times.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 7 recent ASC partnerships

    Seven recent ASC partnerships:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. $2.9M price tag attached to surgery center, medical office building

    A surgery center and medical office building in Las Vegas went on the market for $2.9 million, according to Shapiro-Crowley Healthcare Properties Team and Colliers International.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Joint-venture ASC in Tennessee logs 1st case

    Paul Thomas, MD, performed the first surgery at Franklin-based Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee's new surgery center Feb. 6, according to practice CEO Darren Harris.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Virginia ASC surgeon performs area's 1st navigated shoulder replacement — 3 quick points

    OrthoVirginia's David Novak, MD, performed Northern Virginia's first navigated shoulder replacement, according to Evan Fowler, a sales representative for Exactech, Trimed and Axogen.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Fewer ASC, physician practice management deals transpired in 2019 than 2018

    The number of ASC and physician practice management transactions dipped from 182 in 2018 to 172 in 2019, according to Hammond Hanlon Camp.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. A state-by-state breakdown of new ASC developments — Texas is No. 1 

    ASC development had a banner year in 2019, with more than 180 new centers opening across the U.S.   By Eric Oliver -
  6. 3 leaders in gastroenterology to know

    Three gastroenterology leaders to know this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use technology to cut costs

    Taking advantage of technology may help lower supply chain costs for ASCs, said Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Longtime ASCA leader leaving for CEO role in Virginia

    Ambulatory Surgery Center Association COO Steve Miller is putting in his last day at the organization Feb. 6.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. ASC revenue cycle insights from 3 experts

    Here are three revenue cycle insights for ASCs to know:  By Angie Stewart -

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