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  1. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists' surgery center shakes up leadership team

    Syracuse (N.Y.) Orthopedic Specialists made a pair of appointments to its management team at Specialists' One-Day Surgery Center.
  2. Health system, local physicians compete for ASC-related CON

    Orangeburg, S.C.-based Regional Medical Center and two local physicians are competing for a certificate of need to build an ASC in Orangeburg, The Times and Democrat reports.
  3. Michigan health system building $8M surgery center

    Lansing, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care is expanding its Mount Clemens campus by developing an $8 million outpatient surgery center, Macomb Daily reports.

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  1. The 11 specialties that haven't recovered from COVID-19

    While most outpatient specialties have recovered from COVID-19-related delays, some are still struggling, according to a study from Commonwealth Fund.
  2. OrthoIllinois proposes surgery center with overnight capacity — 5 details

    Rockford-based OrthoIllinois is seeking approval to establish an outpatient surgery center in Beloit, Wis., according to city documents.
  3. 5 must-haves for patient, physician engagement in ASCs

    To enhance patient and provider engagement, ASCs must have the right tools and strategies in place.
  4. Healthcare unions rally to save jobs before Kaiser closes Hawaii ASC 

    More than 300 members of two healthcare-focused unions in Hawaii protested in response to Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's decision to close an ASC and discontinue gastroenterology services at Wailuku (Hawaii) Medical Office, Pacific Business News reports. 
  1. Trends in Surgery Center Mergers and Acquisitions for 2020

     Laura Dydra, the editor-in-chief of Becker’s ASC Review, sat down (remotely) with Jim Freund, a senior partner at ASCs Inc. and Becker’s Healthcare very first vendor partner more than 25 years ago to get his take on what they have seen happen in the M&A space since COVID-19.
  2. How ASCs can ensure they're ready for cardiovascular procedures: 2 leaders share advice

    ASCs are increasingly implementing cardiovascular procedures. Technological and clinical advancements, regulatory changes and potential cost savings are driving this migration. However, ASCs looking to implement these procedures must ensure they are prepared and consider the several financial and operational factors needed for success.
  3. Court tosses $7M judgment awarded to patient paralyzed after spine injection at ASC

    The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a $7 million judgment against Surgery Center at Lone Tree (Colo.) on Oct. 15, saying the ASC should not have been held vicariously liable for a spine surgeon's alleged malpractice.
  4. 6 new cardiology ASCs, outpatient facilities

    Six cardiology-focused ASCs and outpatient facilities opened or announced since mid-August:
  1. 4 new orthopedics-focused ASCs

    Four orthopedics-focused ASCs opened or announced in roughly the past month:
  2. Alabama system campaigns against competitor's proposed surgery center

    Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health's plans to build a medical complex and surgery center on donated land worth $2 million are being challenged by Mobile-based competitor Infirmary Health, local NBC affiliate WPMI reported Oct. 15.
  3. The most pressing issues facing ASCs in 2021

    The ASC landscape has changed significantly in the past year due to the pandemic and payment updates from CMS.
  4. Infirmary Health pushes to block competitor from opening ASC

    Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health is trying to stop its competitor USA Health from opening an outpatient center in Fairhope, Ala., according to an NBC15 report.
  5. 9 recent health system restrictions and service suspensions due to COVID-19

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that have placed restrictions or suspensions on services due to the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks:
  6. Trump, Biden field voter questions in competing town halls: 7 healthcare takeaways

    Instead of a second debate, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participated in competing televised town halls Oct. 15.
  7. ASCs in the next 5 years: 3 expert insights

    Healthcare is going through significant changes due to the pandemic and ASCs are in a prime position to thrive.
  8. Self-awareness and leadership in the 21st century — a conversation with the CEO of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery

    For John Polikandriotis, PhD, CEO of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, self-awareness is a cornerstone of any effective leadership strategy. Dr. Polikandriotis' leadership approach seems to be yielding benefits across his organization's practices in Frisco, Vail and Edwards, Colo. 
  9. Surgical Information Systems secures investment from Accel-KKR

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems received a major equity investment from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Accel-KKR, according to an Oct. 15 press release.

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