Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Ohio health system buys out physician-owned surgery center — 3 insights

    Findlay, Ohio-based Blanchard Valley Health System took over Findlay Surgery Center after previously acquiring a minority ownership stake, The Courier reports.
  2. Top 10 ASC articles this week — 19 most-recruited specialties & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of July 27-31:
  3. 3 factors affect likelihood of eye surgery no-shows

    Socioeconomic status, race and diabetes affect the likelihood that a patient will cancel retinal surgery, according to study results reported by DocWire News.

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  1. Non-hospital docs 'instrumental' to COVID-19 response amid staffing strains — 5 key insights

    Rising numbers of COVID-19 patients in U.S. hot spots could strain availability of critical care physicians and nurses, giving non-hospital providers "an instrumental role in the pandemic response," according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report.
  2. Spine ASC owner gets $1.4M sexual harassment suit overturned

    A 2016 verdict favoring a former ASC employee who accused the center's owner and medical director of sexual harassment was overturned, according to a July 29 appeals court notice and information from Bloomberg Law.
  3. Compass Surgical Partners hires executive administrator

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners welcomed Sandy Stillman-Alvin as executive administrator.
  4. Health system-partnered ASC wraps up renovation — 3 details

    The renovation of Ellicott City (Md.) Ambulatory Surgery Center is now complete, according to CRGA Design, an architecture and planning firm involved in the project.

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  1. 5 ASCs introducing total joints in 2020

    ASCs performing same-day total joint replacement have been "made all the more important by the recent coronavirus epidemic," said Thomas Vikoren, MD, in a May interview with the Bucks County Courier Times.
  2. Virginia surgery center adds TKR to offerings

    Surgical Suites of Coastal Virginia logged its first outpatient total knee replacement in late July.
  3. Real estate PE firm pays $7M for Florida ASC

    A Florida ASC with three operating rooms was purchased for $7 million, according to Connect Florida.
  4. 6 ASCs debut robots despite COVID-19

    Six ASCs have introduced robotics during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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  1. Illinois surgical group forges new partnership — 4 quick points

    Peoria (Ill.) Surgical Group is partnering with Springfield (Ill.) Clinic to expand specialty and primary care options in Peoria, according to CIProud.com.
  2. National body recognizes GI center where improvement mindset reigns

    Sansum Clinic's gastroenterology ASC in Santa Barbara, Calif., was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to Noozhawk.
  3. ASC EBITDA, total joint projections and more: 5 industry trends

    The ASC market is continuing to grow and has room for further consolidation, according to the 2020 VMG Health Healthcare M&A Report.
  4. The best hospitals for GI & more: 6 GI industry key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:
  5. Holston Medical Group shutters last North Carolina practice amid pandemic, mismanagement claims: 5 details

    Holston Medical Group shut down its last practice in North Carolina, according to a Charlotte Busines Journal report. 
  6. Operating a GI practice a 'daunting task' amid the pandemic: Dr. Anthony Razzak on how The Oregon Clinic has changed its approach

    Anthony Razzak, MD, of The Oregon Clinic GI East in Portland, outlines how he is approaching colorectal cancer screening during the pandemic.
  7. Connecticut ASC invests in robotics — 3 details

    Danbury-based Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center is now equipped with Stryker's Mako SmartRobotics system, according to a July 29 announcement.
  8. Oregon ASC aims to stand out with Stryker robot

    Bend, Ore.-based Cascade Surgicenter now uses Stryker's Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System in total joint replacements.
  9. 5 big stories in anesthesia this week — COVID-19 outbreak, bankruptcy & more

    Five big stories involving anesthesiologists around the country the week of July 24-31:

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