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  1. 3 Virginia providers commence $14M project in joint venture

    Three organizations are teaming up to develop a $14 million medical office building and ASC in Suffolk, Va., the Suffolk News-Herald reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. North Carolina legislators confident CON repeal is on the way — 5 insights

    North Carolina legislators are becoming increasingly confident they can repeal the state's certificate-of-need laws this year, The Laurinburg Exchange reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New York hospital readies to open $230M ambulatory care pavilion — 5 insights

    Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center will open its 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion in late May, Iohud reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Traverse Anesthesia Associates now provides care at Michigan hospital — 4 insights

    Traverse Anesthesia Associates entered into a partnership with Munson Healthcare to provide 24/7 care at Manistee (Mich.) Hospital, the News Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. HOPD payments higher in states with percent-of-charge fees or no fee schedule — 3 insights

    States with percent-of-charge-based fees or no fee schedules had higher and faster-growing hospital outpatient department payment rates, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Atlanta ENT group with 2 ASCs partners with PE firm for regional growth: 5 details

    A Chicago-based private equity firm completed a strategic partnership with an Atlanta-based otolaryngology practice that includes seven locations and two affiliated ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Illinois ASC shifting operational control — 3 insights

    Peoria (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center gained state approval to change its ownership structure.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Mississippi clinic honors ASC nurse for going the extra mile — 3 highlights

    Hattiesburg (Miss.) Clinic recognized an ASC nurse who called off work to comfort a patient, according to Hub City Spokes.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Surgical Care Affiliates plans to add 20 ASCs with value-based growth strategy — 5 insights

    Surgical Care Affiliates plans to add 20 ASCs to its portfolio this year, and value-based care is a key part of its growth strategy, SCA Chief Financial Officer Caitlin Zulla told CFO.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. How Lourdes Medical Center used a powder to minimize costly intraoperative bleeding

    Intraoperative bleeding — a complication that occurs in more than 18 percent of elective knee and hip replacements — has serious ramifications for both patient outcomes and costs, according to Sean McMillan, DO, chief of orthopedics and director of orthopedic sports medicine at Burlington, N.J.-based Lourdes Medical Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 6 key ASC supply chain tips to know

    Six supply chain experts shared their insights on how to improve ASC supply chain tips with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Healthcare's most powerful companies — HCA Healthcare, Tenet & more

    HCA Healthcare is the third most powerful public company in the healthcare sector, behind Medtronic and Thermo Fisher Scientific, according to Forbes editor Ashlea Ebeling.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. The top growth opportunities for ASC leaders to know: Shields Health Care Group CEO Tom Shields weighs in

    To capitalize on new growth opportunities available to ASCs created by the shift to outpatient surgery, ASCs should look to adopt new technologies and policies to stay competitive.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. USPI taps CFO from Goldman Sachs — 4 quick facts

    United Surgical Partners International named Owen Morris CFO.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Mississippi surgery center debuts orthopedic robot

    Capital Ortho's surgical team performed Mississippi's first successful robot-assisted partial knee replacement at a freestanding surgical facility, according to local ABC News affiliate  By Angie Stewart -
  5. San Antonio's biggest orthopedic group gains financing for 8-OR ASC project

    The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group got financial backing to construct a flagship medical office building with a 39,000-square-foot ASC.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Improving hand washing, decreasing surgical site infections & more: 3 ASC quality insights from Northwestern Medicine nursing manager Lynn Nolan

    Lynn M. Nolan, MSN, RN, Manager of the Universal Care Center and post anesthesia care unit at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital, shared her tips and insight on how to improve quality and infection control at ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Orthopedic group takes over 'underutilized' ASC in New Jersey

    Englewood, N.J.-based The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders acquired Bergenfield Surgical Center, a nearby ASC with two operating rooms, according to The Jewish Link of New Jersey.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. These specialty physicians have the highest net worth

    Gastroenterologists top the list of physicians with a net worth over $5 million, according to a report from Medscape.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. CRH Medical nabs majority stake in ASC anesthesia provider — 3 key details

    CRH Medical Corp. completed its fourth acquisition in Georgia.  By Angie Stewart -

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