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  1. Hawaii surgery center celebrates 10 years

    Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, according to Big Island Now.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. New Jersey ASC adds Mako robotic system for orthopedics

    The Elite Surgical Center in Wayne, N.J., is now offering knee replacement surgeries using the Mako robotic surgery system.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Louisiana hospital receives approval to develop outpatient surgery center — 3 insights

    The state approved Baton Rouge (La.) General Medical Center's outpatient surgery center project, according to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Arizona hospital opens $80M+ outpatient expansion — 4 insights

    Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center cut the ribbon on its more than $80 million outpatient expansion Oct. 5, The White Mountain Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Wisconsin health system opening outpatient clinic, surgery center

    Green Bay, Wis.-based Aurora BayCare will open its 72,000-square-foot outpatient clinic, surgery center and urgent care facility in Kaukauna, Wis., local CBS affiliate Local 5 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC takes on Banner Health's 1st non-hospital joint replacement in 5 years

    Banner Health scheduled its first total joint replacement outside of the hospital setting in more than five years, according to Atlas Healthcare Partners, a Phoenix-based surgery center development and management company.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Run these 3 reports to identify ASC revenue cycle leaks

    Revenue leaks that go undetected can hurt an ASC's profitability and cash flow, according to Serbin Medical Billing.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Kentucky multispecialty group marks ASC opening — 3 things to know

    Bowling Green, Ky.-based Graves-Gilbert Clinic held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new ASC on Oct. 2.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Eye ASC coming to Texas — 3 details

    San Antonio Eye Center is planning an ASC project, according to BBD Construction.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 10 states with the fewest Medicare-certified ASCs

    Vermont had fewer Medicare-certified ASCs than any other state as of June 2018, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician-run practice joins Northwell Health — 4 insights

    Concorde Medical Group is joining Northwell Health.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. GI physicians making headlines this week

    Two gastroenterology physicians featured in the news this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Save storage space

    Surgery centers have limited storage space for supplies, which is why it’s important to identify and combine the SKUs used for every procedure in space-saving packs. Combining the most frequently used supplies streamlines operations and cuts supply costs, according to Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, senior consultant in clinical operations at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Physician-owned hospital in Idaho opens endoscopy center

    Northwest Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned facility in Post Falls, Idaho, has opened a new endoscopy center.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 10 states with the lowest uninsured rates

    Massachusetts has the lowest uninsured rate of any U.S. state, according to a ranking by WalletHub.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 10 states with the highest uninsured rates

    Texas has the highest uninsured rate of any U.S. state, according to a ranking by WalletHub.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Healthcare managed services providers partner

    Managed services provider Medicus IT has acquired PriorityOne Group, another managed services IT provider.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. $5.8M joint venture ASC breaks ground in Ohio

    In partnership with local surgeons, Fisher-Titus Convenient Care broke ground this week on the Surgery Center of North Central Ohio in Norwalk, the Norwalk Reflector reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 17 states with 100+ Medicare-certified ASCs

    Seventeen states had 100 or more Medicare-certified ASCs as of June 2018, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Tip of the day: Develop supply forecasts for just-in-time ordering

    When the newly opened Flowood-based The Surgery Center at Mississippi was under development, administrator Meredith Warf and the center's physician owners spared no expense to ensure a patient-centric experience.  By Eric Oliver -

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