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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] 44 ASC Management and Development Company CEOs to Know | William Southwick of HealthMark Partners Shares Insight on ASCs Operating in the Current Economy | Critical Insight in Challenging Times Attend the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference |
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1. 44 ASC Management and Development Company CEOs to Know. Click Here

2. William Southwick of HealthMark Partners Shares Insight on Surgery Centers Operating in the Current Economy. Click Here

3. 16 GI-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here 

4. Urology Salary Statistics. Click Here

5. N.Y. Times Reports That Patients May Delay, Rush Surgery Due to the Economy. Click Here

6. Two California Surgery Centers to Merge. Click Here

Featured Speaker at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: Ed Rudisill, MD, of The Hand Center in Greensville, SC, will discuss "Hand Surgery in ASCs - Key Concepts for Success." Learn more.Click Here

7. Lenox Hill Hospital Reverses Stance on Proposed NYC Surgery Center. Click Here 

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA; VMG Health; and USPI.

9. CEO of Physician-Owned Hospital Sought: We have a company seeking a CEO for a physician-owned hospital in the Midwest. If you have an interest in such position, please send a cover letter and CV to Kirsten Doell at

10. Modern Healthcare Names Top Design and Building Companies; includes Erdman (A Cogdell Spencer Company), BBL Medical Facilities and McShane Cos. Click Here
7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago - Register Today!

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

Orthopedics: The Forecast for the Next Five Years -- John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago

The Pros and Cons of Total Knees in a 23-Hour Setting - Financial and Safety Issues -- Eric Monesmith, MD, and John Martin, CEO, OrthoIndy

Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center -- Lax Manchikanti, MD

2009 Pain Management Coding Update and Pain Industry Business Trends -- Linda Van Horn, MBA

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: "The Tommy John Surgery" -- Timothy Kremchek, MD, Medical Director, Cincinnati Reds; Larry Taylor, President and CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare

Learn more about the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference and download the conference brochure by clicking here. To register online, click here or call (703) 836-5904.

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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.

Woodrum/Ambulatory Systems Development. Woodrum reorganizes, performs financial turnarounds and develops new ASCs; its strength is in growing ASC businesses with innovative programs and adding new surgeons. Read more about Woodrum.

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

Surgical Notes. Surgical notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

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.

United Surgical Partners International. USPI was founded in 1998 by Don Steen and the investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe to pursue the ownership and management of ASCs in the United States and the ownership and operation of private surgical hospitals in Europe. Learn more about USPI.

Amerinet As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

Implantable Provider Group. IPG works with providers, facilities, manufacturers and commercial payors to fully manage all aspects of high-cost implantable medical devices. Read more about IPG.

Surgical Care Affiliates. Surgical Care Affiliates is one of the nation's largest providers of specialty surgical services, operating 128 surgical facilities across the country, providing specialty surgical services across 32 states. Learn more about Surgical Care Affiliates.

JCB Laboratories. JCB Laboratories is a compounding pharmacy that serves the ASC market place and focuses exclusively on preparing sterile products. Learn more about JCB Labs.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management 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
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  • Click here to visit Surgical Notes.
  • Click here to visit Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.
  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
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