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  1. Envision parent KKR secured $60M+ in federal emergency funding

    Companies owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare's parent company, KKR, secured more than $60 million in federal funding through HHS, Bloomberg reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Surgical Notes names new CFO

    John Carradine will bring more than 40 years of information technology experience to Surgical Notes as the company's new CFO.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Anchor Health Properties opens facility housing Capital Health, Rothman Orthopaedic clinics

    Anchor Health Properties opened Capital Health-Bordentown in Bordentown Township, N.J., a 78,000-square-foot facility that houses an array of healthcare properties.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. New Jersey restarts elective procedures

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy allowed elective procedures to resume in the state May 26, JDSupra reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Tenet makes $600M debt offering for 'general corporate purposes'

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare executed a $600 million private offering of newly issued senior secured notes June 2.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Minnesota campus to open surgery center in final phase of construction: 5 highlights

    An outpatient surgery center is the next planned addition to Gundersen Winona (Minn.) Campus, according to the Winona Daily News.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Online marketplace launched to 'revolutionize' ASC supply purchasing — 5 details

    American Surgical Products launched an online marketplace to "revolutionize" how surgery centers and hospitals procure supplies, according to a June 2 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Elective surgeries may be on pause, but the opioid crisis isn’t — The case for new pain management protocols

    Before COVID-19 drastically altered day-to-day life in the U.S., a different crisis was center stage. It was one of the country’s most significant public health issues of the last decade, linked to an estimated 72,000 deaths in 2017 alone.  By Staff -
  2. How ASCs can thrive in a post-pandemic world: 3 Qs with Cardinal Health's Darren Marani

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of consumerism and pressure to lower costs was fueling the shift of care to non-acute care settings. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to accelerate the push, explained Darren Marani, senior vice president of U.S. non-acute and inside sales at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Joint Commission resumes surveys & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can benefit from pharmaceutical outsourcing facilities: 8 questions answered

    Outsourcing facilities, which were developed following passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013, present an important opportunity for ASCs to boost the quality and efficiency of their care.  By Staff -

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  1. 10 states needing most financial help due to pandemic

    Louisiana may need the most financial help due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. This independent orthopedic practice retained all its employees through COVID-19 — here's how

    As an independent orthopedic surgical practice with a more than 40-year history in Illinois, Elgin-based Midwest Bone & Joint Institute weathered the COVID-19 pandemic without having to lay off or furlough a single staff member.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. CRNA gets prison sentence, $15K fine for drug tampering in surgery, birthing centers

    A certified registered nurse anesthetist in Charles City, Iowa, received a 34-month federal prison sentence and $15,000 fine May 29 for tampering with fentanyl vials in a hospital's surgery and birthing centers, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Orthopedic, spine ASC proposed for Alabama hospital campus — 3 quick notes

    An ASC project proposal was filed with the Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency, according to Definitive Healthcare data.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Vision Group Holdings files for bankruptcy

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Vision Group Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming the COVID-19 pandemic worsened its financial issues.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 65% of endoscopy practices performed less than 10% of endoscopy volume during COVID-19, survey says

    Although approved to restart elective procedures, gastroenterologists face heightened COVID-19 risk because of the risk of intraprocedural exposure.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. New York ophthalmologist seeks approval for $3.8M ASC

    Andrew Siedlecki, MD, is seeking state approval to develop a $3.8 million surgery center in Orchard Park, N.Y., that will specialize in ophthalmology, Buffalo Business First reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Washington specialty clinics close in consolidation move

    Four clinics owned by Yakima, Wash.-based Astria Health Centers closed as the health system consolidates services in an attempt to cut costs, the Yakima Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Cleveland Clinic blockades affiliated surgery center during protest

    Cleveland Clinic parked a security vehicle in front of Beachwood (Ohio) Family Health and Surgery Center to block the entrance from those protesting the death of George Floyd, Cleveland Jewish News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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