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  1. 3 gastroenterologists share their thoughts on the specialty's future

      Three insights from GI physicians about what the future of gastroenterology has in store:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The struggle for ASC independence: Gastroenterologist Michael DiMarino weighs in

      Michael DiMarino, MD, is a gastroenterologist practicing at Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. Here, he shares his thoughts on ASC growth, potential headwinds and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Surgeries at Pennsylvania ASC moving to hospital

      Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys, Pa., is moving pain management and outpatient surgery cases from its ASC to its hospital by May 4, according to the Bradford Era.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Oregon ASC closes after possible staff exposure to coronavirus

      The Waverly Lake Surgery Center in Albany, Ore., closed Thursday after one of its staff was potentially exposed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to the Albany Democrat Herald.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 2 Washington state ASCs limit visitors due to coronavirus concerns

    Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash., and its affiliated ASCs are limiting visitors in light of both influenza and COVID-19, according to local radio station KFLD.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Lower inventory carrying costs

    Too many stock-keeping units to track and manage can impact the efficiency of an ASC. Decreasing the SKU count can help ASCs streamline operations and reduce supply costs, according to Cardinal Health's Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, and senior consultant of clinical operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Surgical case volume up, Medical Facilities Corp reports

    Medical Facilities Corp., owner of four surgical hospitals and an ASC, released its fourth- quarter 2019 financial results, showing an increase in surgical cases and revenue compared to the year prior.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Patient-safety errors low among California ASCs — 8 statistics

    California's ASCs reported low rates of patient safety errors in 2018, according to a 2020 report by the California Health Care Foundation.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Analysts: ASCs will help make up for procedures delayed by coronavirus

    Medical procedures delayed in response to the new coronavirus will likely be made up at hospitals and ASCs once the dust settles, Jefferies analysts told MarketWatch.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Voters to decide if Ohio system can move forward with surgery center

    University Hospitals Mayfield (Ohio) Village Health Center could build an outpatient surgery center and medical building if voters approve a zoning change in the March 17 primary election, according to The News-Herald.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Michigan ASC onboards administrative specialist — 3 insights

    Copper Ridge Surgery Center has a new administrative team member, according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Infection prevention in ASCs — 5 best practices

    ASCs should follow best practices when establishing an infection prevention program, according to Sullivan Healthcare Consulting.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Envision to nix unexpected costs for coronavirus tests, services: 4 details

    Envision Healthcare confirmed it will provide care for patients with coronavirus without charging unexpected costs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. New ASC coming to Tucson medical campus

    NexCore Group is building an ASC in Tucson, Ariz.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 gastroenterology-focused ASCs recently opened or announced

    Three gastroenterology-focused ASCs recently opened or announced:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 3 things to know about neurosurgeon salary growth & hospital revenue generated

    Neurosurgeons generate over $3 million for hospitals, on average according to a survey conducted by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 ways ASC leaders can improve billing

    ASC software company Surgical Information Systems outlined key strategies ASCs should use to make their billing processes run smoother.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 3 ASCs with cardiology recently opened or announced

    Three ASCs with cardiology recently opened or announced:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Florida Senate considers allowing consultant pharmacists to practice in ASCs, other sites

    The Florida Senate is voting this week on a bill that would broaden where consultant pharmacists are allowed to practice, according to local media outlet News4JAX.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. New Colorado ASC features 3 ORs, 11 recovery bays

    Work on The Endoscopy Center of Greeley (Colo.) is a wrap, according to Brinkman Construction.  By Angie Stewart -

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