7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Aug. 28, 2017

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Aug. 28, 2017.

Ransomware attack at St. Mark's Surgical Center potentially exposes 33k+ patient files

Fort Myers, Fla.-based St. Mark's Surgical Center fell victim to a ransomware attack that may have exposed 33,887 patient files across seven states. The ransomware attack targeted the center's server. According to a letter from the center, the server contained patient data including names, dates of birth, health and treatment information and Social Security numbers.

Ohio ASC joins National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's initiative

Columbus, Ohio-based Taylor Station Surgical Center joined National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's initiative to boost colorectal cancer screening rates. Under the initiative, more than 500 organizations vowed to put forth effort to have 80 percent of U.S. adults aged 50 and older undergo colon cancer screenings by 2018.

What 20 healthcare practices pay their anesthesiologists

Glassdoor collects and compiles reported salary data. For anesthesiologists, Glassdoor says the national average salary is $294,811. Here's what 20 other practices pay their anesthesiologists.

Olympia Surgery Center reports 450 joint replacements in 2.5 years

Olympia (Wash.) Orthopaedic Associates was among the first 5 percent of providers in the U.S. to offer outpatient joint replacements in an ASC when the program launched 2.5 years ago; since then, the practice's surgeons have performed more than 450 outpatient joint replacements in the ASC.

California single-payer health plan under consideration this fall

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-South Gate, said officials will hold hearings over the state's single-payer health plan proposal after Sept. 15. Mr. Rendon called the proposal "woefully incomplete" in June, when the state Senate first considered the proposal. The bill did not give details as to how the state would fund such a system.

MEDNAX expands in Miami through Radiology Associates of South Florida acquisition

MEDNAX bought Miami-based Radiology Associates of South Florida, thereby bolstering its radiology business in the region.

Cantel Medical acquires German endoscope company for $60.8M

Cantel Medical closed its $60.8 million acquisition of BHT Hygienetechnik Holding, a Germany-based endoscope reprocessing company.

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