Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Woolfson Eye Institute converts Georgia practice

    Woolfson Eye Institute acquired a Snellville, Ga., general ophthalmology practice that is now being converted into a referral center for surgical and ophthalmic care. 
  2. DISC Surgery Center administrator recognized as ASC leader of the year

    Karen Reiter, RN, administrator of DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.) was named OR Manager's ASC Leader of the Year.
  3. National Spine & Pain Centers appoints chief medical officer of ambulatory surgery

    National Spine & Pain Centers has promoted Yeshvant Navalgund, MD, to the role of chief medical officer of ambulatory surgery. 

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  1. The danger of payers squeezing 'as much profit as possible out of medicine'

    Brian Gantwerker, MD, is a spine neurosurgeon at The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles.
  2. Texas Surgical Specialists founder is hoping to transition from fee-for-service to value-based care

    Rick Ngo, MD, is the founder and a general surgeon of Texas Surgical Specialists in Fort Worth.
  3. COO of Pain Care: Healthcare leaders must ‘adopt a progressive mindset’ in order to be effective

    Crystal Marcum is the COO of Stockbridge, Ga.-based Pain Care.
  4. Orthopedic spine surgeon at Excel Spine talks fostering a ‘tribe mentality’ with his team

    Choll Kim, MD, PhD, is the founder of Minimally Invasive Spine Centers of Excellence, founder and former president of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and currently an orthopedic spine surgeon at the San Diego-based Excel Spine Center.

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  1. Medical director of research and academics at Virginia Mason Center for Neuroscience and Spine: Providers need ‘a seat at the table’ in decision-making

    Philip Louie, MD, is the medical director of research and academics at the Center for Neurosciences and Spine at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle.
  2. Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center administrator describes the organization’s recruiting strategy

    Gabriel Figureroa is administrator at Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center in New York City.
  3. NorthShore University Healthsystem orthopedic vice-chairman: ‘Centers of excellence are where healthcare is headed’

    Ravi Bashyal, MD, is vice-chairman of patient and provider experience, director of outpatient hip and knee replacement surgery and site medical director for Professional Football Hall of Fame Health at NorthShore University Healthsystem, as well as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
  4. Johns Hopkins ASCs to remain in CareFirst BCBS network

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine has reached an agreement with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to keep its ASCs in the CareFirst network. 

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  1. 4 orthopedic ASC updates in the last 30 days

    From a Florida surgery center acquisition to new robotics, here are four new orthopedic ASC updates Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
  2. 89 SCA Health ASCs named America's best 

    Eighty-nine SCA Health ASCs made Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers," which ranks 510 of the more than 5,000 Medicare-certified ASCs in the country.
  3. 4 independent anesthesia groups join to take on private equity

    Four anesthesia groups in Illinois, Kansas and Michigan partnered to form the Association for Independent Medicine, the Wichita Business Journal reported Oct. 24.
  4. 20 best markets for ASC expansion

    Twenty U.S. metro areas, including Oklahoma City and New Orleans, might be the best markets to open an ASC in, according to data from healthcare analytics business Pivotal. 
  5. Forecasting is an ‘ever changing prospect’: Bend Surgery Center CEO on expanding amid changing workforce, supply chain dynamics

    Todd Currier is administrator of Bend Surgery Center in Ore.
  6. Spine Team Texas CEO discusses ASC expansion plans

    Mark Hood is the CEO of Southlake-based Spine Team Texas.
  7. Female executives are leaving their companies at record rates — here's why

    Women in leadership are switching jobs at higher rates than have ever been seen before, according to the 2022 "Women in the Workplace" study from consulting firm McKinsey & Co. 
  8. Optum vs. Tenet: How ASC strategies are shifting 

    Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, and Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, are looking at different ASC growth strategies as the year comes to a close. 
  9. New tech aims to measure physician performance

    Physician Insights, a new tool created by Agilon Health, will be able to measure physicians' performance and enhance healthcare delivery. 

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