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  1. COVID-19 and anesthesia: 4 things to know

    Four things for anesthesiologists to know about the COVID-19 outbreak this week:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Henry Ford Health System performing outpatient surgeries, testing for COVID-19 cases

    The Henry Ford Health System in Detroit will proceed with surgeries at its outpatient locations but will postpone procedures that are not time-sensitive as it makes adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to C&G Newspapers.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 4 gastroenterology-focused ASCs, facilities recently opened, announced

    Here are four gastronenterolog-focused ASCs recently opened or announced:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Physician-owned hospital expansion bill introduced in Senate to aid coronavirus overflow: 4 details

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced a bill on March 19 that would allow physician-owned hospitals to expand their facilities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bloomberg Government.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 11 centers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic l March 20

    Surgery centers are canceling elective surgeries or imposing visitor limits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastroenterologist advises against home testing kits alone — 3 insights

    A Louisiana gastroenterologist warned that at-home colorectal cancer testing kits may not be enough for diagnosing the disease, local ABC affiliate KTBS reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physician shareholders of Connecticut surgery center to sell 33% ownership stake — 4 things to know

    The physician shareholders of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists want to transfer their surgery center ownership interest to Hartford (Conn.) Health Care Surgery Center Holdings, according to a March 9 document from the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Pennsylvania system bans visitors at ASCs, outpatient clinics

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network implemented a no-visitation policy March 19 at its ASCs, outpatient clinics and hospitals, TribLive reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. When will the coronavirus peak? It's complicated

    The coronavirus has made its way across the U.S., with New York and Washington reporting confirmed cases in the thousands.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 9 centers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic l March 19

    Surgery centers are canceling elective surgeries or imposing visitor limits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   By Eric Oliver -
  4. Hospitals looking into using ASCs for COVID-19 patients: 4 things to know

    ASCs may be used by hospitals and health systems to treat patients affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 7 ASCs with coronavirus restrictions or closures | March 20

    Surgery centers nationwide are closing or restricting access across because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are seven:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Hospitals forfeit major revenue stream by delaying elective surgeries — 5 things to know

    CMS, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the American College of Surgeons are among the many organizations asking hospitals to minimize, postpone or cancel elective procedures until the COVID-19 outbreak is under control.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 7 updates for ASC owners on the coronavirus

    Seven things for ASC owners and operators to know about the coronavirus.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Monitor supply chain spikes

    Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations, outlined what ASCs can do to prepare for supply chain disruptions.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Virginia ASC installs copper-infused surfaces made to kill viruses

    Virginia Beach-based Urology of Virginia and its ASC installed polymer-copper surfaces designed to kill bacteria and viruses, including the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, according to local outlet WAVY TV 10.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Proliance postpones elective surgeries at 90 care centers, 20 ASCs

    Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons canceled elective procedures at its 90 clinical care centers and 20 ASCs March 17 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. $4M ophthalmology surgery center opens, gets accreditation

    The Surgery Center at Gateway in Clinton, Iowa has opened its doors and recently received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Arizona surgery center moves into ASC in medical office building — 3 insights

    Surprise, Ariz.-based Desert Mirage Surgery Center leased 11,196 square feet in the 37,424-square-foot Desert Mirage Medical Plaza, Commercial Property Executive reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Chicago gastroenterology practice seeks go-ahead for nearly $8M center

    Chicago-based Lincoln Park Gastroenterology Center is seeking state approval to establish an ambulatory surgical treatment center, according to a Feb. 11 document.  By Angie Stewart -

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