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  1. Infections and acquisitions: 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    Here are five supply chain updates for ASC leaders to know:
  2. Wisconsin hospital replaces anesthesiology staff with CRNAs

    Watertown (Wis.) Regional Medical Center has shifted its anesthesia structure, replacing anesthesiologists with certified registered nurse anesthetists. 
  3. Tips to power profitability in surgery centers

    More high-acuity, high-reimbursing procedures are moving to outpatient settings, presenting a major financial opportunity for surgery centers.

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  1. 2 ASC administrators on supply chain strategy in 2021

    ASC supply chain strategy is always evolving, but the pandemic exposed challenges and gaps in previous systems. Here's how two administrators are planning for this year:
  2. $26M medical facility with ASC planned in North Dakota

    An unnamed for-profit, private practice healthcare company and real estate developer Enclave are planning a $26 million facility in West Fargo, N.D. The healthcare company remains anonymous as of publication. 
  3. GI leadership updates in Q1

    At least five gastroenterologists or GI innovators were appointed to leadership positions in the first quarter of 2021.  
  4. 6 milestones in outpatient spine, orthopedic surgery in 2021

    From one ASC's 4,000th total joint replacement to another's first three-level lumbar fusion, here are six milestones in outpatient spine and orthopedic surgery so far this year:

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  1. How CRH Medical fared in Q1: 7 notes

    CRH Medical almost lost its largest client at the end of 2020, but has picked up steam in 2021 with a string of acquisitions.
  2. 10 states with the lowest average pay for physicians and surgeons

    Physicians in Michigan receive the lowest average compensation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey.
  3. Physician files for bankruptcy, alleges employee stole $100K+: 5 details

    A Las Vegas physician filed a criminal complaint against a former employee, alleging the employee diverted funds and obtained fraudulent loans in the physician's name, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  4. Masson Spine Institute adds disc replacement surgeon to Utah ASC

    Armen Khachatryan, MD, joined the Masson Spine Institute's ASC in Park City, Utah.

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  1. 7 ASC moves in North Carolina

    At least three ASCs have been announced or opened in North Carolina in the past month — a huge feat considering only an estimated four total ASCs opened in the state in 2020. 
  2. Pain management partners expand Texas footprint with ASC acquisition

    A partnership between Spindletop Pain Management Co. and Tricity Pain Associates has acquired Austin (Texas) Premier Surgery Center. 
  3. 10 more ENTs to know

    Here are 10 ENTs to know:
  4. CRH Medical acquires remaining interest in GI anesthesia practice

    CRH Medical acquired the remaining 25 percent interest in Gainesville, Ga.-based Lake Lanier Anesthesia Associates, which CRH obtained 75 percent of in June 2020. 
  5. Florida cardiology group expanding with ASC

    Cardiology practice Florida Heart Associates is building an ASC in an expansion and renovation of its central facility in Fort Myers.
  6. Revamping anesthesia screening, supply chain strategy key to post-pandemic strategy for one Missouri ASC

    Severe cases of COVID-19, including long-term symptoms, had Lisa Weindel, administrator at St. Louis-based Center for Urologic Surgery, reassessing patient risk. The pandemic also caused her center to take a less budget-friendly approach to supply chain management.
  7. 8 ASCs from hospitals, health systems in March

    Here are eight hospitals and health systems that announced plans for an ASC in March:
  8. 14 states with highest average pay for physicians and surgeons

    Physicians in Maine receive the highest average compensation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey.
  9. Will the pandemic spark more ASC sales? 4 observations

    Independent surgery centers experienced revenue loss last year when elective surgeries were limited due to COVID-19, but many ramped cases back up and aim to stay independent if possible.

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