Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Want a way to keep staff motivated through the end-of-the-year grind? ASC leader Woodrow Moore weighs in

    The Physician's Advocate, Texas ASC Society and Hawaii ASC Association Founder Woodrow Moore shared an idea he implemented at an ASC to great success he thinks all ASCs could benefit from..  By Eric Oliver -
  2. CMS approves Alpha II's registry for 2019 Quality Payment Program — 3 insights

    CMS approved Alpha II's Registry as an eligible reporting registry for the 2019 Quality Payment Program year.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The two sides of a CON hearing — Quincy Medical Group, Blessing Health System square off on surgery center proposal: 9 insights

    A public hearing was held for Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group's $19.5 million ASC proposal Jan. 24, with officials from QMG and nearby Pittsfield, Ill.-based Blessing Health System debating the proposal at length, the Herald-Whig reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Barton Health nurse strike causes Lake Tahoe Surgery Center to close for 1 day— 5 insights

    After South Lake Tahoe, Calif.-based Barton Health's registered nurses announced their intent to strike on Feb. 15, Zephyr Cove, Nev..-based Lake Tahoe Surgery Center had to reschedule all its procedures for the day, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Mad River Community Hospital restructures outpatient department after 'low revenues,' fired employee says — 4 insights

    Arcata, Calif.-based Mad River Community Hospital fired up to 15 employees and announced a restructuring plan after an employee said the system suffered high outpatient-related financial losses, Lost Coast Outpost reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. SurgOne gets shout-out for $10M ASC savings, 50% opioid reduction — 3 highlights

    Englewood, Colo.-based SurgOne was recognized for exceptional patient care at the 2019 CMS Quality Conference, Jan. 29-31 in Baltimore, according to the Colorado State Innovation Model.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ORHub expands sales team, serving 10,000+ ASCs & hospitals — 3 notes

    Healthcare data analytics company ORHub expanded its sales and distribution workforce to more than 50 U.S. representatives.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Associated Eye Care, Castling Partners launch management services organization — 3 insights

    Stillwater, Minn.-based Associated Eye Care's physician owners partnered with Castling Partners to launch Associated Eye Care Partners, a management services organization, according to AEC Co-chair and CEO Daniel Zismer, PhD.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 5 states with the highest surgeon employment

    California employs 870 more surgeons than Texas, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. M&A activity is 'yesterday's strategy': 3 ASC executives on healthcare consolidation

    Becker's ASC Review asked three ASC leaders to share how widespread healthcare consolidation has affected local markets and surgery center operations.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Why trust is important for ASC teams: 4 Qs with Midtown Surgery Center's Myra Eleby-Hankerson

    Myra Eleby-Hankerson, RN, MSN, is administrator of Midtown Surgery Center in New York City. Here, she discusses her biggest staffing roadblocks and key thoughts to build a positive culture.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. ASC team building: How to create productive staff members and develop a positive culture

    Michelle Fischer, FACHE, administrator of San Antonio-based Christus Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center-Stone Oak, discusses the big challenges and opportunities in ASC staffing.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. President Trump takes aim at drug, hospital prices in State of the Union

    On Feb. 5, President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address covering a variety of issues, including trade policy, jobs growth and healthcare.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Vanderbilt University Medical Center's ASC project could cost up to $51.5M

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center's planned development in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is expected to cost $51.5 million, WGNS News Radio reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Citrus Park Surgery Center donates medical equipment — 3 insights

    Tampa, Fla.-based Nucci Medical donated medical supplies from Tampa-based Citrus Park Surgery Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Dr. Andrew Ford joins Jackson Surgery Center — 3 insights

    Montgomery, Ala.-based Jackson Surgery Center added Andrew Ford, MD, to its ENT surgical specialty team.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. CRNA Julia Grove encourages active recruitment, ASC price transparency — 4 highlights

    The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society featured Center for Specialty Surgery of Austin's Julia Grove, highlighting her thoughts on surgery center operations.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Outpatient care centers rank 3rd in surgeon employment — 20 statistics

    An estimated 38,600 surgeons were employed in the U.S. as of May 2017, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Global ASC market expected to reach $128.8B, led by Surgery Partners, HCA Healthcare & more

    The global ASC market is expected to reach $128.8 billion by the end of 2026, according to a MarketExpertz report.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 7 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — January 2019

    Here are seven ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in January 2019:  By Angie Stewart -

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