Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 4 professional athletes who recently underwent surgery at an ASC

    From baseball to the Olympics, here are four professional athletes who recently underwent procedures at ASCs:
  2. The great equalizer: Why these 3 GI physicians are excited about AI

    New technology can turn an industry on its head, and these three gastroenterologists have all pointed out artificial intelligence as the most exciting future disruptor for their field.
  3. U of Rochester converting former Sears building to ASC 

    Hammes Healthcare broke ground on an outpatient tower for University of Rochester Medicine Center for Orthopaedics and Physical Performance in Henrietta, N.Y., reported Aug. 31. 
  1. 68 Florida hospitals have less than 2 days of oxygen & more: 8 supply chain updates

    Cardinal Health recalled about 267 million prefilled syringes after finding that the plunger may pull back and reintroduce air into the syringe. 
  2. Orthopedic surgeons opening ASC in Ohio

    Jackson Township-based Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons is opening an ASC, The Repository reported Aug. 31.
  3. $7M awarded to former pain center patient's family after alleged prescription denial: 5 details

    St. Matthew, Ky.-based Commonwealth Pain & Spine was ordered to pay millions of dollars to the family of a former patient after a physician at the clinic allegedly cut the patient's pain medication prescription by 55 percent, according to a WDRB report.
  4. Arise Vascular opens ASC in Louisiana 

    Arise Vascular and local physicians opened a cardiovascular ASC in Lafayette, La., according to an Aug. 30 release. 

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  1. Hurricane Ida: Louisiana health system closes ASC, outpatient facilities

    Hammond, La.-based North Oaks Health System will close its outpatient facilities, including an ASC, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 because of power outages caused by Hurricane Ida, according to L'Observateur.
  2. Physician partnership sells endoscopy center to PE group in $5.7M deal

    A private equity group has purchased a medical office building housing the Kingwood (Texas) Endoscopy Center for $5.7 million, according to real estate brokerage firm HG Real Estate Partners. 
  3. 4 physicians share what they wish they knew going into their career

    How to choose the right mentor, the importance of continuing education and the different stress factors of healthcare are among the top issues physicians wish they knew about at the beginning of their career.
  4. Top 10 ASC stories this summer

    Hospitals postponing elective surgeries, a CMS proposal that could lower physician pay and a ban on noncompete agreements were among the ASC stories that drew the interest of readers this summer.

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  1. Ohio dermatology group to open 11th location

    Parma, Ohio-based Apex Skin Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center will open its11th office in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
  2. Fewer surgeons, more assistants: 7 predictions for orthopedic surgery

    If the past decade is any indication, the field of orthopedic surgery could look dramatically different in 2031 than it does today. According to these seven orthopedic surgeons, some of the most likely changes include shifting roles for clinicians.
  3. California hospital moves patients, emergency services to ASC as wildfire nears 

    Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., evacuated patients and moved emergency services to an ASC because of the approaching Caldor Fire.
  4. Payer problems: 7 reimbursement issues at ASCs

    From COVID-19 setbacks to CMS' proposal to cut 258 procedures from the outpatient-approved list, ASC leaders are working through many challenges to secure reimbursements.  
  5. Iredell Health System performs 1st procedure at surgery clinic

    Iredell Health System performed the first procedure at its new surgery clinic in Mooresville, N.C., according to the health system.
  6. 4 physicians share their biggest career takeaways

    Four physicians shared their biggest career takeaways with Becker's:
  7. New York eye practice hits 10,000th procedure milestone at ASC

    Amherst, N.Y.-based Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare performed its 10,000th successful procedure, Niagara Frontier Publications reported. 
  8. U.P. Surgery Center opens in Michigan

    The U.P. Surgery Center in Marquette, Mich., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 27, Upper Michigan Source reported. 
  9. Phoenix ASC treats Oakland A's Stephen Piscotty

    Dr. Mark Leber at the Gateway Surgery Center in Phoenix performed left wrist surgery on 30-year-old Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty Aug. 27, according to 

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