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  1. 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, the Sentinel Source reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Drs. James Leavitt, Bishr Omary & more: 5 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are five gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 75k for OrthAlign — Company celebrates procedure milestone

    OrthAlign has been used in 75,000 nativation-assisted joint replacement surgeries.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 statistics on ASC management fees

    Here are five statistics on management fees at ASCs, according to responses from HealthCare Appraisers' 2017 ASC Valuation Survey.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. Amazon focusing on ambulatory sites for entrance into supply chain market — 6 insights

    Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its medical supplies business, focusing on ambulatory sites such as outpatient surgery centers, according to Bloomberg. Here are six things you need to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Conemaugh Health System opens $70M outpatient center — 4 highlights

    Conemaugh Health System held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 130,000 square-foot East Hills Outpatient Center Feb. 7, according to The Tribune-Democrat. Both are based in Johnstown, Pa. Here are four highlights:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. The opioid crisis cost $1T+ since 2001, may cost additional $500B by 2020: 6 takeaways

    The opioid crisis has cost the U.S. over $1 trillion since 2001, according to a report by nonprofit health research and consulting institute Altarum. The epidemic may exceed another $500 billion by 2020 if significant changes are not made.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. How the right technology platform can support GI practice growth and patient experience

    Gastroenterologists need sophisticated technology to meet regulatory requirements and support business growth in today's healthcare environment. As GI practices look to improve daily practice efficiencies while also planning for long-term success, technology platforms play a key role in helping an organization to flourish financially and operationally.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 2 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving certification and accreditation — January 2018

    Here are two outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification in January 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Missouri hospital to begin $7.5M same-day surgery, outpatient expansion — 5 insights

    Northwest Medical Center of Albany (Mo.) plans to break ground on renovations this week, KTTN reports. Here are five insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Nextech appoints chief marketing officer, chief people officer — 5 key points

    Nextech hired Wyn Partington as CMO and promoted Rebecca Sanford to chief people officer. Here are five things to know.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. The biggest issues in GI & what Gastro Health has in store for 2018 — Dr. James Leavitt shares insights

    In the last year, Miami-based Gastro Health doubled in size and in 2018, it looks to keep growing.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 anesthesiologists making headlines — January 2018

    Here are 10 anesthesiologists that made headlines in January 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Corpus Christi Endoscopy Center, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants & more: 5 GI practices in the news

    Here are five practices with gastroenterology services making news in the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Construction begins on $1.3M Kansas oral surgery center — 3 insights

    Construction officially began on the $1.3 million, 3,800-square-foot Papagallo Oral Surgery Center in Wichita, Kan., the Wichita Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Healthcare real estate company sells medical office building with surgery center — 4 insights

    Odyssey Real Estate Capital recently sold Parkway Medical Plaza in Las Vegas to an unspecified buyer, Nevada Business reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Extended PPI use not associated with cognitive decline — 4 insights

    Prolonged proton pump inhibitor use did not cause cognitive decline in middle-aged and older individuals, according to two studies from Denmark, Medpage Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Wisconsin Hospital ends partnership with anesthesia group — 3 insights

    Milwaukee-based Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center ended its partnership with Milwaukee-based Anesthesiology Associates of Wisconsin opting to partner with parent organization Aurora Health Care's own physician group, the Milwaukee Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Mazor targeting ASCs with Renaissance robotic spinal system

    Mazor CEO Ori Hadomi mentioned in the 2017 earnings call earlier this week the company is pivoting efforts for its Renaissance robotic spine surgery system to target the ASC market, according to a transcript published in Seeking Alpha.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Montana residents to propose new eye clinic, ASC — 3 insights

    Missoula, Mont. residents Ryan Peterson and Clay Holley are seeking a special use permit to build an ophthalmology clinic and ASC in Butte, Mont., according to Montana Standard. Here are three insights:  By Angie Stewart -

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