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  1. How ASC leaders can maintain staff amid shortage, according to MedHQ's COO

    The medical sector is experiencing a labor shortage, and many analysts predict it will only get worse as the Baby Boomer generation ages out of the workforce. Rita Hernandez Figi, COO of healthcare human resources management firm MedHQ, told Becker's ASC Review about some of the strategies leaders should know to maintain staffing in the face of the shortage.
  2. Check-Cap expands manufacturing capacity ahead of US study

    Israeli clinical diagnostics company Check-Cap has expanded its manufacturing capacity as it prepares to launch a U.S. study in 2022.
  3. 4 new joint venture ASCs

    Here are four recently-opened joint venture ASCs:

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  1. Indiana digestive care practice opening facility with surgery center

    Digestive Care Center of Excellence will open a new facility with a surgery center Oct. 19, according to local news organization 44News.
  2. Physician-owned women's health clinic opens fibroid surgery center

    Women's health clinic Viva Eve opened a fibroid surgical center in New York City, the company said Oct. 18. 
  3. Missouri hospital searching for funds to complete surgery center

    Texas County Memorial Hospital is looking to finish a partially completed surgery center in Houston, Mo., but it first needs to secure funding, Houston Herald reported Oct. 15.
  4. AAAHC invites physicians, administrators, nurses to become surveyors

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is asking healthcare professionals to apply to become AAAHC surveyors, the organization said Oct. 18. 

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  1. Seneca Hospital plans campus, surgical expansion

    Seneca Hospital plans to expand its facility in Chester, Calif., by adding a surgical suite and hospital space, the hospital said Oct. 15. 
  2. New York hospital welcomes patients to new ASC

    Montefiore Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital opened its new ASC to patients, the hospital said Oct. 16.
  3. Rhode Island ASC 1st in state to perform shoulder balloon implant

    Surgeons at Warwick, R.I.-based Ortho RI Surgery Center performed the state's first balloon implant procedure for non-repairable rotator cuff tendon disease, the company said Oct. 15.
  4. $17.7M OrthoIllinois ASC faces opposition from hospital 

    OrthoIllinois is seeking a certificate of need to open a $17.7 million ASC in Elgin, Ill., amid opposition from Advocate Sherman Hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 15. 

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  1. Illinois clinic's 100,000 patients could lose Blue Cross coverage after months of contract disputes

    Springfield (Ill.) Clinic warned 100,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois-covered patients that they could lose access to their doctors, The State Journal-Register reported Oct. 15. 
  2. Cleveland physician opens private cosmetic surgery center

    Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, opened Oct. 7, according to Cleveland Jewish News.
  3. Physician allegedly illegally performed fatal cosmetic surgery, other procedures: Florida Health Dept.

    John Sampson, MD, performed "unauthorized plastic surger[ies]" at Seduction Cosmetic Center in Coral Gables, Fla., including a fatal gluteal procedure on a 33-year-old patient, according to an Oct. 14 emergency restriction order by the Florida Surgeon General's office.
  4. 3 recent lawsuits involving ASCs, payers

    From an insurer that allegedly reimbursed an ASC $190,600 less than the cost of a spine surgery to another that accused three ASCs of filing more than $5.7 million in fraudulent claims, here are three high-profile lawsuits involving surgery centers and payers from the past 30 days:
  5. Maryland hospital opening facility with ASC

    Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center is building a facility with an ASC in Fort Washington, Md., according to an article sponsored by the hospital published Oct. 15 in WTOP News.
  6. New York ASC admin says new procedure could restore fertility to cancer patients

    One devastating side effect of cancer treatment for women can be a loss of fertility. Gabriel Figueroa, administrator of Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center, told Becker's ASC Review Podcast that his team is on the verge of launching a program that could give cancer patients more options for family planning.
  7. Iowa ASC project bumped after partnership proposal from hospital

    An Iowa ASC's certificate of need hearing has been bumped from the State Health Facilities Council's October agenda and moved to February's, The Gazette reported Oct. 15.
  8. Finding gastroenterology support staff a 'formidable problem,' physician says

    Inadequate staffing is one of the biggest issues facing gastroenterology, according to Lawrence Schiller, MD, program director of the gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. 
  9. Pentax Medical expands endoscopic offerings

    Pentax Medical has expanded its contract with Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company, to include pediatric endoscopic solutions, Pentax said Oct. 15. 

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