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1. Statistics on Surgery Center Average Staff Hours Per Case by Region. Click Here

2. Medicare Tentatively Decides Not to Cover Virtual Colonoscopies. Click Here

3. Economic Stimulus Package Provides Incentives for Digitizing Medical Records. Click Here

4. 7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference (June 11-13 in Chicago) Brochure Now Available. Highlights of the conference include 94 expert speakers, almost 70 sessions covering critical business, clinical and legal issues, and Uwe Reinhardt delivering the keynote. Download the brochure, learn more about this conference and register today. Click Here

5. Larry Taylor of Practice Partners Named an ASC Management and Development Company CEO to Know. Click Here

To nominate an ASC management and development company CEO for inclusion in a list of "45 ASC Management and Development Company CEOs to Know" that will be featured in the March/April issue of Becker's ASC Review, e-mail Scott Becker at

6. 5 Common But Critical Surgery Safety Mistakes. Click Here

7. Smith & Nephew Plans to Enter U.S. Extremities Market Starting With Shoulder System. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA; VMG; and Meridian Surgical Partners.

9. New Surgery Center Under Construction in New Jersey.
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10. NovaMed Seeks Corporate Development Professional. Click Here

11. Terrific Ambulatory Healthcare Design and Construction Development Candidate Seeks Job in Chicago.
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12. We are looking for information about "medical malls" built within aging community hospitals? If you know about any such medical malls, please e-mail
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10 Great Companies to Know

If you'd like more information about or an introduction to any of these companies, please e-mail Scott Becker.

Practice Partners. Practice Partners in Healthcare takes great pride in the development, management and equity ownership with its physician and hospital partners. Read more about Practice Partners.

AliMed. Since its inception in the early 1970s, AliMed has grown to become a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of patient care, rehabilitation, OR/critical care and diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and ergonomic products. Read more about AliMed.

ConMed Linvatec. ConMed Linvatec, a global leader in the fields of arthroscopy, multi-specialty endoscopic medical video systems and powered surgical instruments, offers some of the latest in technology for minimally invasive and orthopedic surgery procedures. Learn more about ConMed Linvatec.

ASCOA. Since 1984, ASCOA's founders have helped physician-owners start and operate successful facilities; ASCOA currently owns and manages 34 facilities across the country with 14 others in development. Learn more about ASCOA.

VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

Surgical Anesthesia Services. Surgical Anesthesia Services delivers comprehensive anesthesia services exclusively to ASCs across the United States, with each ASC receiving a dedicated anesthesia team which does not rotate between competing facilities. Learn more about Surgical Anesthesia Services.

Medical Consulting Group. Medical Consulting Group specializes in medical consulting, both at the surgical practice and corporate levels, providing ASC development and management solutions for single, multi-specialty and hospital joint-venture facilities. Read more about Medical Consulting Group.

The C/N Group. The C/N Group is a recognized leader in the development, ownership and operation of exceptional healthcare facilities, including ASCs, medical office buildings and diagnostic imaging centers. Read more about The C/N Group.

Healthcents. Healthcents is an ASC and physician specialty hospital contracting, software and consulting group with extensive experience helping ASCs negotiate contracts. Learn more about Healthcents.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedics-, Pain Management- and Spine-Driven ASC Conference
June 11 to 13, 2009

The 16th Annual Improving Profits and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Oct. 8 to 10, 2009

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here
Quick Links
  • Click here to visit VMG Health.
  • Click here to visit Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
  • Click here to visit Amerinet.
  • Click here to visit Meridian Surgical Partners.
  • Click here to visit Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
  • Click here to visit Surgical Notes.
  • Click here to visit Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.
  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
  • Click here to visit ProVation Medical.
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