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7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Feb. 19, 2018

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Feb. 19, 2018.

Missouri hospital to begin $7.5M same-day surgery, outpatient expansion
Northwest Medical Center of Albany (Mo.) plans to break ground on renovations in mid-February. The hospital will expand its same-day surgery, outpatient and emergency services.

Construction begins on $1.3M Kansas oral surgery center
Construction officially began on the $1.3 million, 3,800-square-foot Papagallo Oral Surgery Center in Wichita, Kan. Design-Build Evolutions is constructing the surgery center, but the center's owner has yet to be revealed.

Amazon focusing on ambulatory sites for entrance into supply chain market
Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its medical supplies business, focusing on ambulatory sites such as outpatient surgery centers. Amazon's interest in outpatient clinics, including doctors' offices and ASCs, was revealed by a supply chain executive at a top hospital system that has been involved in talks with Amazon officials in recent months. The executive spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Conemaugh Health System opens $70M outpatient center
Conemaugh Health System held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 130,000-square-foot East Hills Outpatient Center Feb. 7. Both are based in Johnstown, Pa. The facility's features include an urgent care center, specialty care physicians' offices and laboratory and imaging services.

75k for OrthAlign — Company celebrates procedure milestone
OrthAlign has been used in 75,000 navigation-assisted joint replacement surgeries. The company's hand-held sensor technology has been used to support a combination of 75,000 total knee replacements, partial knee replacements and total hip replacements.

Nextech appoints new executives
Nextech hired Wyn Partington as CMO and promoted Rebecca Sanford to chief people officer.

Dr. A. Richard Pschirrer Jr., one of the first US ASC owners, dies
A. Richard Pschirrer Jr., MD, 81, died from complications related to Alzheimer's disease Feb. 12. He opened Temple Surgical Center in New Haven, Conn., in 1978. The ASC was one of the first in the U.S. and the first center east of the Mississippi.

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