Publisher's Letter for ASC Jan/Feb 2014

In this issue of Becker’s ASC Review, we explore leadership strategies for ambulatory surgery center physician owners, executives, administrators, directors of nursing and other management positions. Several articles also touch on new trends in the healthcare industry for 2014 and how surgery centers can be successful going forward. This issue includes two key lists — 50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare and 13 ASCs Adding New Specialties.

Please save the date for the Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting May 15 to 17, 2014 in Chicago. The meeting will feature 106 great health system executives speaking on hospital strategy, physician-hospital integration, improving profitability, accountable care organizations and key specialties.

Keynote speakers at the conference include:

• Joe Torre, American Major League Baseball Executive and Former Baseball Manager and Player
• Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic
• Forrest Sawyer, Former TV News Anchor for ABC, CBS and MSNBC; Current Advisor and Board Member of Edison Pharmaceuticals
• Barry S. Arbuckle, PhD, President and CEO of MemorialCare Health System

Additionally, mark your calendars for the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine on June 12 to 14, 2014 in Chicago. The conference will feature sessions led by surgeons, industry CEOs and other key players in the ASC industry covering key business and legal issues for ASCs, spine surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include:

• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall-of-Famer
• Howard Dean, Former Six-Term Governor of Vermont
• John Bolton, Former Ambassador to the United Nations
• Louis Sauer, PGA Director of Instruction

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me at or Editor-in-chief Laura Miller at or President and CEO Jessica Cole at

Very Truly Yours,
Scott Becker

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