Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NorthStar Anesthesia bolsters leadership team — Optum's Adam Spiegel named CEO

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia named Adam Spiegel the company's new CEO and appointed Sean Richardson COO.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North American Partners in Anesthesia acquires ASC-based anesthesia provider — 4 insights

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia acquired Bethesda, Md.-based Aisthesis Partners in Anesthesia Care, expanding NAPA's ASC presence in Washington, D.C. and Delaware.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 29 statistics to know on physicians performing procedures, investing in ASCs

    Here are 29 statistics on physician investment and procedure case volume in ASCs collected from a number of sources in the industry:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Rise of antimicrobial drug resistant organisms could pose risk for ASCs: 6 key infection control details to know

    Relias Media detailed the potential risk antimicrobial drug resistant organisms could pose to ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Recycle surgical supplies

    Healthcare supply company WestCMR listed the ways ASCs can turn surgical waste into profits on Florida Trend.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Baptist Health opens $11.7M Florida surgery center — 4 insights

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health opened a new surgery center in Fleming Island, Fla., Clay Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 33 joint venture ASCs opened & announced in 2018

    Here are 33 new ASC joint ventures opened or announced over the past year:  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 7 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — November 2018

    Here are seven ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in November 2018:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Bill would require ASCs & hospitals to disclose prices for top 100 procedures — 4 things to know

    U.S. House Representative Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., introduced a bill called the "Hospital Price Transparency and Disclosure Act of 2018" July 25.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Oregon hospital association lists costs for common inpatient & outpatient procedures — 4 insights

    The prices of common outpatient and inpatient procedures at every Oregon hospital are now available online, reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Exeter Hospital's entire anesthesia team joins North American Partners in Anesthesia: 3 highlights

    Exeter (N.H.) Hospital's 14 physicians and its certified registered nurse anesthetist team joined Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Athens-Limestone Hospital's $25M outpatient surgery tower is 'wonderful stress relief' — 4 details

    Athens, Ala.-based Athens-Limestone Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new outpatient surgery tower Dec. 3, WAFF 48 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 strategies for finding the ideal team for your ASC

    Lisa Austin, vice president for faculty development for Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III, outlined three ways ASCs can hire the optimal team through interviews and setting expectations in a post on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Lumendi, Modernizing Medicine & more: 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on gastroenterology companies from the past two weeks:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Court upholds sanctions against Louisiana surgery center physician — 5 insights

    Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal upheld sanctions against Baton Rouge, La., physician Arnold Feldman, MD, whose license was suspended after a patient died in his care at an ASC, the Louisiana Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Lee Health Coconut Point opens 163,500-square-foot outpatient center — 4 insights

    Estero, Fla.-based Lee Health Coconut Point opened a 163,500-square-foot outpatient center featuring what is believed to be the first freestanding emergency department in Lee County, Fla., Business Observer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Intalere's ASC members to receive discounted Fujifilm scopes — 3 insights

    Fujifilm Medical Systems will offer its scopes at discounted rates to Intalere's members through a new contract.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. The top 3 strategies ASCs can use to increase revenues on payer contracts

    ASCs have an inherent value proposition when negotiating new contracts or renegotiating existing contracts, according to Healthcents CEO Steve Selbst.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. ORHub will launch platform for surgical analytics at 3 health systems: 4 insights

    ORHub plans to implement its Surgical Spotlight data analytics platform across three health systems in California and Florida.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. East Columbus Surgery Center performs iStent inject procedure — 3 key insights

    East Columbus (Ohio) Surgery Center completed its first iStent inject series, according to Glaukos Corp. Senior Regional Business Manager Andy Wright.  By Angie Stewart -

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