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  1. Screening a rural population for CRC & more: GI specialist Dr. Michael Green on the challenges of rural healthcare & COVID-19

    Access to healthcare is limited in a rural population, which is concerning when managing colorectal cancer.
  2. Cleveland Clinic Florida region gets a new president & more: 7 GI industry key notes

    Here are seven updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:
  3. California surgery center receives medical supplies from Armenia

    Los Angeles-based Chevy Chase Surgery Center received medical supplies made in the Republic of Artsakh in Armenia, Public Radio of Armenia reports.

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  1. Dr. Conor Delaney appointed president of Cleveland Clinic Florida region

    Colorectal surgeon Conor Delaney, MD, PhD, has been named president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Florida region effective Oct. 15.
  2. Tennessee orthopedic practice to open clinic, expand surgery center

    Memphis, Tenn.-based OrthoSouth is developing a clinic and expanding its surgery center on the first floor of a medical office building in Germantown, Tenn., the Memphis Business Journal reports.
  3. Envision lists property portfolio on space-sharing platform — 3 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare struck a partnership that will allow providers to "find a home for their practice in an Envision facility."
  4. 6 COVID-19 updates for ASCs: transmission, vaccine and more

    The federal government is continually reviewing and updating guidance on COVID-19 as the number of cases and deaths escalates in the U.S.

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  1. Tennessee ASC introduces 2nd orthopedics robot — 5 details

    Jackson, Tenn.-based Physicians Surgery Center secured its second robotic system for orthopedic surgery: Smith+Nephew's CORI Surgical System.
  2. ASC opens outside Boston with 4 joint owners — 4 things to know

    New England Surgical Suites opened in Natick, Mass.
  3. Make your ASC's anesthesia program more efficient: 5 strategies

    An efficient anesthesia program is a key driver of operational and financial success in an ASC, according to Sullivan Healthcare Consulting.
  4. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.

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  1. Virginia outpatient center to serve an estimated 100,000+ patients annually: 3 details

    Fishersville, Va.-based Augusta Health broke ground Sept. 16 on an outpatient center that's expected to open in 2022, according to the Augusta Free Press.
  2. Dr. David Vecchione logs his 1st spine case at Mississippi surgery center — 3 details

    David Vecchione, MD, treated his first spine patient at SOG Surgery Center in Tupelo, Miss.
  3. High-risk colon cancer patients don't know they need screening, study says

    Patients at high risk for colon cancer were unaware of screening protocols, according to a study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Systems.  
  4. Tennessee hospital opens endoscopy center

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger East Hospital opened its Erlanger Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center Sept. 21, The Chattanoogan reports.
  5. Expanding ASC capacity key method to tackle elective surgery backlog

    Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine physicians published a paper suggesting three methods to tackle the non-urgent surgery backlog.
  6. Surgery Partners scales back anesthesia services & more — 13 ASC industry notes

    Here are 13 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:
  7. Medicare to save $73.4B with surgery in ASCs through 2028: 5 things to know

    A new report from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association shows performing surgery on Medicare patients in ASCs instead of hospital outpatient departments saved $4.2 billion in 2018, and the savings are expected to climb significantly in the next decade.
  8. Where Walmart plans to open 10 health centers

    Walmart Health said it is opening several new locations in the coming months in Georgia, Chicago and Florida.
  9. Illinois gastroenterologist accused of sexually assaulting co-worker

    A gastroenterologist in Oak Brook, Ill., was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault Sept. 21 after he allegedly sexually assaulted a co-worker after a business event, the Daily Herald reports.

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