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  1. Staffing hours per case at ASCs across the country — 28 statistics

    The Pacific region has the highest total number of staffing hours per case, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Takeda closes TiGenix bid — Acquires 90% of voting rights

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. acquired 90.83 percent of TiGenix's voting rights through its previously announced takeover effort.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Fujifilm, gMed & more — 8 GI company key notes

    Here are eight updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. JLL adds executive to focus on leasing ASCs — 3 insights

    Real estate company JLL added Tim Gregory to its staff as senior vice president to focus on leasing healthcare-related properties, BisNow reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. It's a seller's market for physician-owned ASCs — Here's how to capitalize

    Eric Yetter of PhysiciansFirst Healthcare Partners penned a blog on the market for physician-owned ASCs, offering tips on maximizing value and ensuring a steady income stream well into retirement.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Medicare to run out of money sooner than expected — 5 insights

    Medicare's main trust fund will be depleted by 2026, three years earlier than expected, according to updated projections from Medicare's Board of Trustees, Bloomberg reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Diamond Orthopedic aims to penetrate the ASC market with faceted orthopedic screw design

    Diamond Orthopedic received FDA 510(k) clearance for its sterile-packaged faceted bone screw technology.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. 6 things to know about new AGA President Dr. David Lieberman

    David Lieberman, MD, began his term as the 113th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institution June 5, at the conclusion of Digestive Disease Week.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. All hands on deck: Pinnacle III VP's 10 strategies for building ASC teamwork

    Establishing teamwork as an organizational norm helps ASC staff members perform at their highest potential, according to Pinnacle III's Vice President of Operations Jovanna Grissom, RN.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASGE raising awareness of esophageal adenocarcinoma — 3 insights

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy launched a public awareness campaign centered on the link between chronic heartburn and esophageal adenocarcinoma.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How an Oregon-based ASC combats decreasing case volume

    Administrator of Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center Kecia Norling, RN, has years of experience in the ASC field. She discusses the biggest challenges her center faces and outpatient total joints as the most exciting opportunity for the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Pain physician admits to kickbacks from 3 companies in plea deal, to pay $2.8M in civil settlement: 4 things to know

    Michael Frey, MD, pled guilty in federal court to receiving kickbacks from a medical equipment supplier and pharmacy sales representative, according to a Nasdaq report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Paging Hollywood — 5 things the industry gets wrong about the medical field

    Reader's Digest compiled a list of 12 common errors about the medical industry in movies and TV shows.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. $11M Illinois joint venture ASC opens — 4 insights

    New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Hospital opened a freestanding ASC in New Lenox through a joint venture with independent physicians and Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, The Herald-News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 4 things to know about CareMount Medical's new medical director, Dr. Rafael Axen

    Chappaqua, N.Y.-based CareMount Medical named Rafael Axen, MD, medical director and chair of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. McKesson to close RxCrossroads' Orlando presence — Will lay off 126

    McKesson is shutting down its RxCrossroads "discrete operating unit" in Orlando, Fla., Orlando Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. New Denver Surgery Center receives state accreditation to see patients — 3 insights

    After its spring opening, the Denver Surgery Center recently received accreditation from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment allowing it to start accepting patients.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 24 new ASCs in May 2018

    Here are 24 new ASCs that opened or were announced over the past month.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Driver dies after crashing car into Michigan surgery center — 5 things to know

    A driver died after he crashed his vehicle into the building housing Cataract Specialty Surgery Center in Berkley, Mich., June 5, WJBK reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Healthcare data breaches strike 20 states in April — Which was most vulnerable?

    Although California often tops the list of healthcare data breaches because of its large population, Illinois had the most breaches in the U.S. for April, HIPAA Journal reports.   By Angie Stewart -

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