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  1. Viewpoint: Surgery Center of Oklahoma & others show retail medicine is key to slashing costs

    Implementing retail medicine and free market concepts is the best way to tackle healthcare inefficiencies and control costs, the Goodman Institute's John C. Goodman said in a Forbes opinion piece.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Baylor, Scott & White, Memorial Hermann merger could result in more ASCs — 4 insights

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System are planning a merger, which could spur new ASC and micro-hospital development, Bisnow Houston reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Intuitive Surgical aims to tap into hospital, surgery center device data with partnership: 5 takeaways

    Intuitive Surgical is partnering with InTouch Health to access data from its surgical systems installed in hospitals and surgery centers, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Anesthesia group launches automated charting at 10+ hospitals, surgery centers: 4 notes

    Anesthesia services provider PhyMed Healthcare Group deployed Neximatic's automated vital sign charting solution to more than 10 hospitals and surgery centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Ellis Medicine plans new building with ASC to drastically expand Clifton Park presence — 6 insights

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicine is planning a 62,100-square-foot addition to its Medical Center of Clifton Park (N.Y.), Albany Business Review reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Wise Health opens surgical hospital devoted to orthopedics, spine surgery — 5 insights

    Decatur, Texas-based Wise Health System opened Wise Health Surgical Hospital in Argyle, Texas.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Bayhealth acquires Dover Surgicenter — 5 details

    Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth added an outpatient surgery center to its Kent Campus in Dover by acquiring Dover Surgicenter, Delaware State News reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. UnitedHealthcare prepares 300 hospitals for Envision (AmSurg) split & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are updates on nine ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Physicians Surgery Center 1st in Tennessee to offer robotic orthopedic surgery

    Jackson, Tenn.-based West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic orthopedic surgeons began using the NAVIO robotic-assisted surgery system for total and partial knee replacements in July.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Eric Little named Halifax Health surgical services director — 4 notes

    Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Health named Eric Little, RN, BSN, the new surgical services director for three locations, OrmondBeachObserver.com reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Ohio hospitals form joint venture for outpatient ophthalmology clinic — 4 insights

    Logan, Ohio-based Hocking Valley Community Hospital and Columbus-based The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center partnered to open an outpatient ophthalmology clinic in Logan, Logan Daily reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Surgical smoke law robs ASCs of chance to self-regulate, says Dr. Charles Adams Jr.

    All Rhode Island hospitals and ASCs must develop and implement surgical smoke evacuation policies and report them to the state's department of health within 90 days of Jan. 1, 2019, but not everyone is pleased about the policy, OR Management News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. The Oregon Clinic opens clinic in Newberg — 3 insights

    Portland-based The Oregon Clinic opened a 19,000-square-foot endoscopy center in Newberg to expand its presence.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How the right distributor can take your ASC to the next level

    With payer pocketbooks tightening, ASC and surgical hospital administrators must examine every department in their facility for opportunities for savings to ensure they're staying as competitive as possible.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASCs should brace for these 2 trends, says Regent CEO Chris Bishop

    ASCs should anticipate growth in hospital-owned insurance plans and retail medicine, according to Regent Surgical Health CEO Chris Bishop.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. CMS payment changes would have 'positive impact' on ASCs, Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society says

    The Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society issued a statement praising CMS' recent Medicare payment policy changes.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Medical Towers at Bee Cave holds grand opening — 3 details

    The Medical Towers at Bee Cave (Texas) — a 23,000-square-foot specialty medical office building — held a grand opening Sept. 26.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. Providence Health Services opens medical facility with space for ASC — 3 details

    The Providence Breeze Advanced Care Center, which will feature an ASC, recently opened in Torrance, Calif.   By Angie Stewart -
  8. Must-read articles for the ASC industry this week: Sept. 21-27

    Here are the five most popular ASC articles for the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 27:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Digestive Specialists readies to open new office — 5 insights

    Dayton, Ohio-based Digestive Specialists plans to open a 28,000-square-foot office in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, Oct. 4, the Dayton Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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