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  1. Updated colon & rectal surgery guidelines: Emphasize importance of enhanced recovery protocols

    The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons released, in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, enhanced recovery guidelines concerning colon and rectal surgery patients, Physician's Briefing reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The Green Mountain Care Board approves independent ASC after 2 years: 7 things to know

    After two years waiting for The Green Mountain Care Board's decision, a group of independent physicians received board approval to build a surgery center in Colchester, Vt., according to Burlington Free Press.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Gastro Health acquires Digestive Health Physicians — 4 key notes

    Miami-based Gastro Health acquired Fort Myers, Fla.-based Digestive Health Physicians and Outpatient Anesthesia Specialists.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Envision Healthcare strikes 2 deals with physician groups; Surgery Partner hits new 52-week high & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies from the past two weeks.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute collaborates with Practice Partners in Healthcare on ASC: 5 key notes

    Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center partnered with Practice Partners in Healthcare, a surgical services provider, to develop and manage an ASC.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Operating in a hospital-driven town: Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers' Gregory DeConciliis on the ASC landscape moving forward

    Serving as the president of Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, Gregory DeConciliis says Massachusetts can very well be defined as a hospital-driven town.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Vermont resident: Board should consider how independent practices, competition impact the healthcare system

    Gerry Silverstein, a Vermont resident and educator with an interest in health, penned an article in VT Digger citing recent literature showing how independent practices and competition strengthen the healthcare system.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Madonna opens pediatric surgery center: 5 things to know

    American songwriter and artist Madonna opened a surgery center in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawai, according to Yahoo News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Growth in ASCs, urgent care centers cause major dip in medical office building cap rates

    Capitalization rates for real estate are falling as more practices are looking to invest in surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient medical facilities, according to National Real Estate Investor.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Dr. Darrel Saldanha of Hyde Park Surgical Center

    Darrel Saldanha, MD, is the founder of Hyde Park Surgical Center in Chicago. The multispecialty ASC focuses on treating musculoskeletal injuries.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians' 10 updated opioid prescribing guidelines for noncancer pain

    The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians issued 17 updated guidelines for physicians when prescribing opioids for noncancer pain patients, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 6 statistics on US public's outlook on healthcare costs

    The American public is becoming increasingly concerned with healthcare's cost, according to a recent Gallup poll.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. House bill to expand Oregon ASCs' hours dies in Senate: 5 key notes

    The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems' lobbying efforts contributed to officials killing House Bill 2664 in the Senate.  according to The Lund Report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Crisis averted — Blue Cross, Children's Minnesota strike 3-year deal

    After missing a July 5 deadline to finalize a contract, Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota struck a deal July 7, the Minnesota StarTribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Endo voluntarily removing Opana ER from market — 5 insights

    After the FDA ordered Endo International to remove Opana ER from the market in June, the drugmaker ordered to voluntarily do so on July 6.   By Eric Oliver -
  5. Florida-based surgery center sells for $7.2M — 3 key notes

    An unspecified buyer purchased Riverview, Fla.-based Bay Area Physicians Surgery Center for $7.2 million, The Real Deal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Hospital for Special Surgery plans fall opening for surgery center — 3 insights

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery believes its 50,000-square-foot center will be complete this fall, Westfair Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. HaysMed becomes sole owner of Kansas ASC — 5 key notes

    Hays (Kan.) Medical Center bought Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health's shares in the Great Bend, Kan.-based St. Rose Health Center, Hutch News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. New York hospital planning surgery center — 4 key notes

    New York City-based Wyckoff Heights Medical Center wants to build a surgery center in the space of a former automotive garage, QNS reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Valeant pays down $811M in senior secured loans after Dendreon Pharma sale

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals used $811 million of the $819.9 million it received for selling Dendreon Pharmaceuticals to pay down some of the company's senior secured loans.  By Eric Oliver -

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