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  1. 3 key thoughts on ASC strategy today from Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center's Gary Richberg

    Administrator of Bellingham, Wash.-based Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center Gary Rihcberg, RN, discusses ASC leadership and strategy in the wake of uncertain healthcare reforms.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASCA partners with translation, interpretation services: 5 things to know

    ASCA partnered with Akorbi, a translation and interpretation services platform.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Valeant to sell Obagi Medical Products business for $190M — 4 insights

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals agreed to sell its Obagi Medical Products skin care business for $190 million to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How hospital ownership is changing: A CFO's thoughts on ASC, hospital relations

    Michael Walsh, CFO of Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Dominican Hospital, a Dignity Health Hospital, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about the evolving partnership between ASCs and hospitals as well as how hospitals can drive volume to surgery centers.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. UK hospital finds 27 missing contact lenses in cataract surgery patient

    United Kingdom-based Solihull Hospital medical staff found 27 missing contact lenses in the eye of a patient seeking cataract surgery, according to CNN.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 10 most, least stressed US cities

    WalletHub compiled a list of the most and least stressed U.S. cities in 2017 using metrics including average weekly work hours and suicide rates.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Former ASCA team member joins Association for Accessible Medicines: 3 things to know

    The Association for Accessible Medicines named Kristin Murphy director of federal affairs, according to Politico.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Iowa physician suing state over CON law to appear before state council for 5th time: 4 key points

    Ophthalmologist Lee Birchansky, MD, will appear before Iowa's State Health Facilities Council regarding his proposal for an ASC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 key points on the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers aims to promote and advance New Jersey ASCs' efforts in delivering high quality, cost-effective care.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Larry Taylor of Practice Partners in Healthcare

    Larry Taylor is the founder of Practice Partners in Healthcare. He currently is the company's CEO and president.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Last patient completes RedHill Biopharma's phase II study for IBS-D treatment — 4 insights

    RedHill Biopharma announced all enrolled patients completed treatment for the phase II study of its irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea drug.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — July 10-July 14

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of July 10 to July 14.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Practice Partners in Healthcare, Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center partner on ASC & more — 4 ASC company key notes

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies for healthcare leaders to note from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 5 questions to ask before jumping into an ASC-hospital JV

    Lisa Cooper, principal of Advocare+ and CEO of Santa Cruz (Calif.) Surgery Center, dives into how surgery centers can successfully joint venture with hospitals and the core questions both parties should consider before forming such a partnership.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Male physicians paid more from pharma, medical device companies for speaking, consulting services — 6 key notes

    Medical device and pharmaceutical companies paid male physicians for speaking and consulting services more than their female counterparts, according to ProPublica analysis published through The New York Times.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Hernia Center of Southern California relocating offices in Pasadena — 4 key notes

    The Los Angeles-based Hernia Center of Southern California's Pasadena, Calif.-based location is moving to a freestanding surgery center also in Pasadena, Pasadena Now report.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Iowa hospital opening ASC to attract patients — 3 insights

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Mercy Medical Center is opening an ASC in Hiawatha, Iowa, The Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. The 6 procedures CMS could pay for in ASCs — cervical disc replacement, total knee replacement & more

    CMS released the 2018 proposed rule for hospital outpatient departments and proposed adding three procedures to the ASC payable list; the agency is seeking comment on whether three others can be added as well, according to ASCA.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Florida's 1st freestanding ASC is closing: 4 key notes

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Same Day Surgery Center is closing its doors next month, according to Sun Sentinel.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. New Jersey ASC performs 100th TJR — 4 things to know

    Lawrenceville, N.J.-based Mercer County Surgery Center surgeons performed the ASC's 100th total joint replacement this July.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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