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  1. Medical Facilities Corp. among 'Top Dividend Paying Companies' — 4 insights

    Simply Wall St. compiled a list of top dividend paying companies and Medical Facilities Corp., was among the listees.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Tift Regional Medical Center planning new medical center with 3 ASC suites — 4 key notes

    Adel, Ga., will be home to the new Cook Medical Center, WFXL reports. The new facility replaces the old hospital which closed in January 2017, because of outdated outpatient facilities.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Alexios Apazidis completes Fifth Avenue Surgery Center's 1st SpineFrontier discectomy & fusion: 5 highlights

    Alexios Apazidis, MD, performed a discectomy and fusion with SpineFrontier's A-CIFT SoloFuse.  By Megan Wood -
  1. ASC management company Unifeye Vision Partners hires Rick Pence as COO

    Unifeye Vision Partners, a Waud Capital Partners portfolio company, named Rick Pence COO, according to PE Hub Network.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Dr. George Lin of Laser Spine Institute

    Anesthesiologist George Lin, MD, is the enterprise director of anesthesiology at Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Mountain Laurel Surgery Center's former nursing director faces up to 8 years in prison for stealing fentanyl

    Karen Feldner pled guilty to one felony count of fentanyl theft and a related misdemeanor drug charge, according to The Times-Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Surgery Partners appoints Clifford Adlerz interim CEO: 5 key points

    Clifford Adlerz is the new interim CEO of Surgery Partners, effective immediately.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Hurricane Harvey forces Oakbend to close ASCs temporarily: 5 things to know

    Richmond, Texas-based OakBend Medical Center temporarily closed some of its locations due to Hurricane Harvey, according to Fort Bend Herald.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 8 facts on medical coder salary — median, regional & historical data

    Medical coders are quintessential to every practice. AAPC released annual salary data on medical coders in its yearly survey.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 9 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — August 2017

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs in August.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Acquisitions, legislator visits & more: 8 GI practices in the news

    Here are eight practices with gastroenterology services making news.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. East Valley Endoscopy hosts US representative — 3 key notes

    U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott, D-Va., Brain Mast, R-Fla., and Andy Biggsm R-Ariz., visited ASCs in their districts including Mesa, Ariz.-based East Valley Endoscopy.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Sept. 7, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Contract negotiation 101 — What anesthesia groups & ASC administrators need to know

    When an ASC enters into a contract with an anesthesia group, both sides should have a firm understanding of what each party expects from the partnership.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Wisconsin health system's expansion with ASC nearly complete — 3 key notes

    Work on Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus' Stevens Point, Wis., clinic is nearly complete, the Stevens Point Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. ASC leader to know: Don Phalen of Regent Surgical Health

    Don Phalen is the vice president of business development at Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Vanderbilt University names Dr. Kyla Terhune a Chancellor's Higher Education Fellow — 4 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University tapped two professors to serve as 2017-18 Chancellor's Higher Education Fellows, Wonder Drake, MD, and Kyla Terhune, MD.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. North Mississippi Medical Center Ambulatory Surgery Center RN continues full-time career at 81: 3 points

    With a nursing career spanning 60 years, Tupelo-based North Mississippi Medical Center Ambulatory Surgery Center's Betty Reedy, RN, is still practicing at 81 years old, according to The Clarion-Ledger.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 6 key findings on healthcare-acquired infections at New Hampshire ASCs

    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' public health services division released a report detailing the number of healthcare-acquired infections at New Hampshire ASCs in 2016.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Florida Senate to consider ASC 24-hour stay bill: 4 points

    During the 2018 legislative session, the Florida Senate will consider a bill permitting 24-hour stays at ASCs, according to News 4 Jax.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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