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  1. First commercial cases with OSSIOfiber bone pin performed at Ohio ASC

    Physicians performed the first commercial cases using the OSSIOfiber bone pin at the Westerville, Ohio-based Polaris Surgery Center this month in hammertoe repair surgeries.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Kaiser opening 226,000-square-foot multispecialty space with surgery center — 4 insights

    Kaiser Permanente will open its new Dublin (Calif.) Medical Offices and Cancer Center, a 226,000-square-foot multispecialty complex, May 20, The Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 4 GI insights from Medscape 'Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2019'

    Medscape's "Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2019" offers insights into the current state of physician finances.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Specialty Orthopedic Group opens practice with outpatient surgical center — 4 insights

    Specialty Orthopedic Group opened a 33,000-square-foot practice with an outpatient surgery center in Tupelo, Miss., the Daily Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Delaware hospital breaks ground on surgery center — 3 insights

    Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare is building a four-story surgery center in Rehoboth Beach, Del., local news affiliate WBOC reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How the number of ASCs in the US has changed over time

    MedPAC's 2019 commission report to Congress outlined data on ASC characteristics, including where the centers are located and whether they're for profit or nonprofit.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. California ASC expands with outpatient total joint procedures

    San Rafael, Calif.-based Marin Specialty Surgery Center is moving to a larger location later this year to accommodate outpatient total joint procedures, according to the North Bay Business Journal.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How the anterior hip replacement approach fuels outpatient surgery, value-based care

    Joel Matta, MD, pioneered the anterior approach for total hip replacement in the United States in 1996, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip disorders at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., and the co-founder and chairman of the Anterior Hip Foundation.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Viewpoint: Here's what it will take for Amazon, Google & Uber to revolutionize healthcare

    Amazon, Google, Uber and other companies outside the healthcare space will fail to develop lasting solutions for the industry if they don't take provider and patient experiences into consideration, according to Forbes contributor Sachin H. Jain.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Sharon Dufault, nurse manager at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, on improving ASC quality & infection control

    Sharon Dufault, BSN, RN, shared insights on quality improvement in ASCs with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 ASC claims management trends to watch

    Successful management of ASC claims is instrumental to a center's business operations, according to ASC management software company Simplify ASC.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Beaufort Memorial Hospital breaks ground on medical office building with GI — 3 insights

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital is building a 70,000-square-foot medical office building in Okatie, S.C., Fox 28 Media reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Takeda launches pharmaceutical company with PE partner & more: 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on gastroenterology companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. North Carolina board approves Triad Center for Surgery's $7.2M ASC — 3 insights

    The N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation approved Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Triad Center for Surgery's ASC proposal, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Anchor Health Properties named top outpatient developer of 2018 — 3 insights

    Anchor Health Properties was named the top outpatient developer of 2018 by Revista and Healthcare Real Estate Insights in their Revista/HREI Development Report.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 10 Surgical Care Affiliates facilities in Illinois

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates has 10 ASCs in Illinois after selling two Belleville, Ill.-based ASCs: Belleville Surgical Center and Physicians' Surgical Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Physician buys 2 Illinois ASCs' assets for $50K after one halts operations

    An Illinois partnership shut down Belleville (Ill.) Surgical Center and sold Physicians' Surgical Center to Shakeel Ahmed, MD, after both Belleville-based facilities lost surgeons to local hospital groups.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. ASC, medical building & more would add 50% to California hospital's footprint

    Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Calif., proposed a multiyear development project that would bring an ASC to the area by 2022, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Q1 results for CRH Medical, Exact Sciences & more

    Here's a snapshot of first-quarter financial results for ASC-relevant gastroenterology and supply companies:  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Q1 results for 5 ASC management companies — Tenet, Optum, HCA & more

    ASC management companies largely reported revenue gains related to their ambulatory businesses in the first quarter of 2019.  By Angie Stewart -

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