Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How Comprehensive Surgical Care's CMO handles staff burnout amid growth

    Comprehensive Surgical Care is planning an ambitious 20-ASC, $125 million expansion, but the company's CMO has a well-developed strategy to avoid staff burnout
  2. Tennessee orthopedic group to break ground on $17M ASC

    Watauga Orthopaedics, a 20-physician group, will break ground on a $17 million ASC June 22, Time News reports. 
  3. 5 issues GI execs are obsessing over

    From private-equity investment to new screening recommendations, gastroenterology leaders are focusing on several industry shifts.

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  1. Tenet unloads 5 Florida hospitals, keeps ASCs

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare sold five of its hospitals in Florida but kept its ASCs, according to a June 16 news release. 
  2. What to know about Compass Surgical's 2 new ASCs

    Compass Surgical Partners is opening two ASCs in Raleigh, N.C., and Odessa, Fla., the company announced. 
  3. Montecito acquires 2 orthopedic MOBs, ASC in Connecticut

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical acquired two orthopedic medical office buildings, one with an ASC, in Fairfield and Shelton, Conn., according to a June 17 email. 
  4. Construction of orthopedic ASC in Tennessee hits milestone

    An orthopedic ASC being built in Tennessee is on track to open in 2022, and developers reached a milestone in construction, according to a June 17 announcement.

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  1. More than 96% of ophthalmologists vaccinated: AAO

    A survey from the American Academy of Ophthalmologists shows that more than 96 percent of ophthalmologists nationwide are vaccinated.
  2. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Ten GIs to know:
  3. The avoidable ASC-killer eroding centers today

    One of the biggest threats to many ASCs today is the staff's lack of operational and financial knowledge about the center.
  4. New Hampshire orthopedic practice reopens after joining new hospital

    A New Hampshire practice has found a new home at Rochester, N.H.-based Frisbie Memorial Hospital after its service agreement with another hospital was dropped.

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  1. 'Archaic health systems' a threat to some ASCs, says one administrator

    Trudy Wiig, RN, administrator of Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center, an affiliate of Cedars Sinai, in Los Angeles, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on how she feels health systems can undermine their partner ASCs. 
  2. 8 payer updates

    Alignment Healthcare is expanding coverage, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield will pay members of its Federal Employee Program to get vaccinated.
  3. What to do when 2 anesthesia providers are needed during a procedure

    Procedures such as massive traumas or high-acuity heart surgeries could require two anesthesia providers in the operating room.
  4. Meet the administrator behind a recently MBSAQIP-accredited ASC

    Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center received Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program accreditation in May.
  5. How many ophthalmologists are still paying off their school loans? 4 stats

    Three percent of ophthalmologists have a net worth of at least $5 million, according to Medscape.
  6. 6 anesthesia industry updates to know

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia announced three partnerships in the past month. 
  7. Top 5 accreditation mistakes made by ASCs

    The most common deficiencies seen in non-Medicare Deeming Status ASCs last year were related to emergency preparation, documentation and infection prevention, according to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's 2021 Quality Roadmap.
  8. USA Health gets approval to build ASC in Alabama: 3 details

    Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health received approval to build a surgery center almost a year after it sought state approval for the facility, according to a June 16 announcement.
  9. 10 ENTs to know

    An ENT who served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and nine more physicians to know:

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