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  1. ASCs used as screening stations for COVID-19: 3 things to know

      ASCs are being used as screening stations for COVID-19 in Montana, South Carolina and Utah.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASCA outlines when ASCs should proceed with cases during the COVID-19 pandemic

    ASCs should postpone elective surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic unless a delay of six to eight weeks is likely to "significantly" compromise a patient's safety, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association said in a March 18 memo.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. WalletHub's top, bottom 10 states for COVID-19 response

      Personal finance website WalletHub released its list ranking state responses to the COVID-19 epidemic in the U.S.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Nebraska eye center's data breached

      The Randleman (N.C.) Eye Center sent a notice to their patients about a security breach.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Have a strategy to deal with disruption

      When supply chain shortages occur, ASCs can take steps to a stay ahead of disruptions, according to Cheryl Poplaski, senior director of supply chain operations for healthcare services company Vizient.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 major systems in North Carolina to postpone some surgeries, ambulatory care

    Three North Carolina health systems plan to reschedule nonessential surgeries, procedures and ambulatory appointments beginning March 18, in response to increasing cases of the coronavirus disease.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 4 recently opened or announced orthopedic ASCs

      Four recently opened or announced orthopedic ASCs:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 5 coronavirus resources for ASC patient, staff safety

    The Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society is compiling resources and information for eye ASCs navigating the COVID-19 outbreak.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Arizona CRNA arrested for alleged narcotics theft at ASC, health system

    A certified registered nurse anesthetist was arrested in Arizona Feb. 27 for allegedly stealing narcotics from Sunrise Ambulatory Surgical Center and Summit Healthcare, according to wmicentral.com.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Managing the coronavirus outbreak — 3 CDC guidelines for outpatient facilities to know

    The CDC has advised all healthcare facilities to stay abreast of local and state public health recommendations to prepare for and manage outbreaks of COVID-19.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 6-physician Florida ASC names nurse administrator

    Legacy Surgery Center has a new nurse administrator, according to a March 16 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 15 centers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic 

    Surgery centers are canceling elective surgeries or imposing visitor limits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   By Eric Oliver -
  2. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares

    Healthcare companies have been taking a beating in response to the emergence and spread of COVID-19.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Vision Innovation Partners suspends all nonemergency appointments, elective procedures

    Annapolis, Md.-based Vision Innovation Partners is combating the COVID-19 pandemic by suspending all nonemergency appointments and elective surgeries throughout its network of affiliated practices, effective March 16.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Top, bottom 5 states for physician pay, via WalletHub

      Many of the best states for physician pay are in the South and Midwest, according to the 2020 best and worst states for physicians list from personal finance website WalletHub.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. ASCs brace for coronavirus & more — 12 ASC industry notes

    Here are 12 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -
  6. Massachusetts directs hospitals to postpone all elective surgeries

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on March 15 directed hospitals to postpone elective surgeries so they can free up space for COVID-19 patients, The Boston Globe reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Massachusetts hospital to eliminate services, expecting losses to competing ASC

    Anticipating stiff competition from a new ASC, Framingham, Mass.-based MetroWest Medical Center plans to shutter many services at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass., The MetroWest Daily News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. ASCA issues guidance for surgery centers amid COVID-19 spread

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association urged ASCs to remain open for elective urgent surgeries and provided safety guidelines as a growing number of COVID-19 cases are reported in the U.S.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Muve Health opens hyper-specialty orthopedic center — 4 things to know

    Muve Health opened a hyper-specialty total joint replacement center in Warminster, Pa., the organization announced March 16.  By Angie Stewart -

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