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  1. SurgiSite North creates new surgery center — 3 notes

    Boston-based SurgiSite North partnered with Bowdoin Construction Corp., for its new 8,000-square-foot surgery center in Chelmford, Mass., NEREJ reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASA appoints Dr. Lauren Berkow to committees — 4 insights

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists appointed Gainesville-based UF Health anesthesiologist Lauren Berkow, MD, to its committee on neuroanesthesia and equipment and facilities.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Stephanie Harvey of the Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers

    Stephanie Harvey serves on the Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers' board of directors as president. In addition to Ms. Harvey, eight other industry processionals comprise the board.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. The California 'surprise medical bill' impacting surgery centers: 4 things to know

    In 2016, California Governor Jeffery Brown signed Assembly Bill 72, which impacts facilities such as ASCs, according to JD Supra.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. New York firm buys ASC operator: 4 things to know

    New York private equity firm Cortec Group's Eyeconic Vision Partners, its portfolio company, purchased Phoenix-based Swagel-Wootton Hiatt Eye Center, according to PE Hub Network.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 4 legislative updates impacting ASCs — July 21, 2017

    Here are four legislative updates for ASC leaders to note from the past month.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Top 10 ASC articles — July 17 to July 21

    Here are the top 10 articles featured on Becker's ASC Review during the week of July 17 to July 21.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Drs. Vivian Chidi, Iyunni Venkata Nath & more: 3 GI physicians making news

    Here are three gastroenterologists in the headlines for the week of July 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. International Association of Top Professionals awards Dr. David Bass top honor — 5 insights

    The International Association of Top Professionals named David Bass, MD, its Top Doctor of the Year in Gastroenterology for 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastroenterology Associates of Northwest Ohio adds Dr. Vivian Chidi — 3 insights

    Findlay-based Gastroenterology Associates of Northwest Ohio welcomed Vivian Chidi, MD, to its staff.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals reports positive phase IIB GERD therapy data — 4 insights

    Ironwood Pharmaceuticals reported results from its phase IIB trial for IW-3718, its gastroesophageal reflux disease therapy.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. OrthoIllinois' Dr. Michael Chmell: 2 key thoughts on the ASC's ownership structure, TJR program

    Many opportunities are erupting in the outpatient landscape, as surgery centers can truncate overall costs while simultaneously providing optimal patient outcomes. With hospitals facing slimmer margins and pressure to operate in an environment that emphasizes value, hospitals and healthcare systems are eyeing ASCs as a potential partner to move forward in healthcare's rather uncertain future.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Iowa ophthalmologist receives CON for ASC on 5th try: 5 things to know

    Lee Birchansky, MD, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based ophthalmologist received state approval to open an outpatient eye center on his fifth attempt in more than 10 years, according to The Gazette.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. CBO: 32M Americans to lose coverage under ACA repeal by 2026

    Recent Congressional Budget Office estimates said up to 32 million Americans will lose their coverage by 2026 if officials repeal the ACA.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Tampa Surgery Center suffers data breach: 5 things to know

    Last month, officials told Tampa Bay Surgery Center an unauthorized third party posted patient data to a public online file-sharing site, according to Health IT Security.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. ASC leader to know: Robert Westergard of ASCOA

    Robert Westergard is the CFO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He was a controller for Truman Capital Advisors prior to joining ASCOA.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Man accused of stabbing at Texas ASC to stand trial: 3 notes

    In 2013, then 22-year-old Kyron Rayshawn Templeton allegedly stabbed four people at Longview, Texas-based Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center, according to KLTV.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. How this California ASC makes limiting wrong-site surgeries and infections a priority

    Patrick Haley, administrator of Freedom, Calif.-based Central Coast Surgery Center, details what his surgery center staff members do to reduce the probability of wrong-site procedures and infections.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 20, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note for July 20, 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Physician Partners of America buys Florida ASC: 3 things to know

    Medical organization Physician Partners of America acquired Boynton Beach, Fla.-based Bethesda Outpatient Surgery Center.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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