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    Caitlin Zulla has served as CEO of Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, UnitedHealthcare's ASC division, since December 2019. Jason Strauss has served as the president of SCA since January 2020.
  • GI centers being hit with 'freight train of fatty liver disease': One physician's top concern

    The U.S. consistently ranks below other wealthy nations in measurements of lifestyle healthiness and preventive care. Ernest Ribera, MD, a gastroenterologist and medical director of the Burlingame, Calif.-based Mid Peninsula Endoscopy Center, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that he's seeing the effects of the trend firsthand.
  • 5 fast facts on the president of AmSurg

    Jeff Snodgrass has served as the president of Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg, Envision's ASC division, since 2020. 
  • 'If you're always the smartest person in the room, you haven't hired very well': Advice from ASC admin

    Michael Dodd, administrator of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based First Choice Surgery Center, didn't take the most straightforward path to his current position, he said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast." But rather than being a hindrance, it made him a better leader.
  • Texas physician attributes one of most promising ASC trends to pandemic

    Necessity is the mother of invention, as the adage goes. Bill Berryhill, MD, managing partner of Waco-based Heart of Texas Cath Lab and Surgery Center, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that some of the biggest boons to ASCs and catheterization labs have come out of necessity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Health IT one of biggest trends in healthcare, says one admin

    With emerging technologies and a devastating pandemic changing the face of healthcare, Daniel Weber, director of ambulatory care at Pendleton, Ore.-based Adaugeo Healthcare Solutions, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that he's especially interested in the evolution of information technology.
  • 5 fast facts on USPI's CEO

    Brett Brodnax is the president and CEO of United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.
  • ASC budgets for 2022: 3 new issues as delta variant surges

    ASC executives are looking ahead for 2022 budgeting, but uncertainty related to COVID-19 will continue to throw a wrench in short-term strategic plans.
  • A big roadblock to recruiting new surgeons to an ASC: Medical school debt, says one admin

    The COVID-19 pandemic has ramped up stress levels for healthcare professionals, causing some to reevaluate their work-life balance. Others have left the field altogether, creating a need for new clinicians. Christine Blackburn, BSN, an administrator at the South Kansas City SurgiCenter in Overland Park, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that she has to change things up when recruiting younger surgeons to her ASC.
  • Fewer surgeons, more assistants: 7 predictions for orthopedic surgery

    If the past decade is any indication, the field of orthopedic surgery could look dramatically different in 2031 than it does today. According to these seven orthopedic surgeons, some of the most likely changes include shifting roles for clinicians.
  • What 3 ASC execs do when unexpected costs hit

    It can be a challenge to develop a strong ASC budget, especially amid uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 4 recent ASC exec moves

    Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of United Surgical Partners International, has named a new CEO. 
  • The biggest concern for ASCs today? The staffing crisis, says one clinician

    The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the U.S. healthcare system close to its limits, putting a strain on healthcare workers at all levels. Karen Albright, RN, nurse administrator at Annapolis, Md.-based Riva Road Surgery Center, said it's become increasingly difficult to find the staff that her ASC needs.
  • How to fight disinformation in healthcare, according to one Atlanta physician

    In recent years, the greater-than-ever ease of access to information and disinformation has had an increasing impact. Charles Fox, MD, chief of gastroenterology at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, said he and his staff encounter it regularly.
  • 65+ ASCs hiring administrators

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International is hiring at least 16 administrators nationally. 

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