Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 4 ASC approvals in 2021

    From North Dakota to North Carolina, here are four ASCs approved in 2021 by local or state governments: 
  2. Here's the latest update on the proposed CRH Medical acquisition

    CRH Medical's security holders approved Well Health's planned acquisition of the company April 16.
  3. Surgery Partners to refinance loans, projects $505M Q1 revenue

    Surgery Partners is refinancing $119 million of incremental term loans raised last April during the first surge of COVID-19, the company revealed April 20. The company also released preliminary first-quarter revenue and case volume projections.

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  1. $20M surgery center opened by Montana hospital

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health Cottonwood Clinic and Surgery Center, a $20 million project, opened April 19, NBC affiliate KHQ reports.
  2. 1 in 6 colon cancer patients have hereditary gene mutations, study finds

    One in 6 patients with colorectal cancer have an inherited cancer-related gene mutation which likely predisposed them to the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study. 
  3. 10 states with the most employed physicians

    California has the most employed physicians, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  4. Anesthesiologist among 2 dead in Tesla crash near Houston

    Anesthesiologist William Varner, MD, was among two people who died last week when a Tesla hit a tree in a suburb of Houston, according to a report from Click2Houston, an NBC affiliate.

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  1. From physician's office to small screen: An ENT's journey to becoming a COVID-19 compliance officer for television

    Although the pandemic shut down her practice, Linda Dahl, MD, an ENT from New York, took a new opportunity to work as a COVID-19 compliance officer in Hollywood. She wrote about her experience in a column for the April 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter Magazine.
  2. 'Check your organizational ego at the door': How ASCs can succeed post-pandemic

    As the population becomes increasingly vaccinated and elective surgeries resume, ASCs are working to figure out how the industry and individual facilities will adapt to changing rules and regulations.
  3. Arizona multispecialty practice opens ASC

    Surprise, Ariz.-based Regency Specialties has opened a multispecialty ASC.  
  4. Meet the administrator behind one of Newsweek's top ASCs: Q&A with Andrew Lovewell

    The Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopaedic Group was ranked in Newsweek's top 10 ASCs of 2021. Andrew Lovewell, the center's administrator, was a key player in the ASC's success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  1. 5 accreditation updates for ASCs

    Several ASCs have received accreditation for surgeries, and the Joint Commission released the pandemic's effect on accredited ASCs. 
  2. AI in GI: 6 updates in 2021

    Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology. From colonoscopy procedures to imaging techniques, here are six AI updates in GI so far in 2021:
  3. Allegheny Health Network uses robot for colorectal cancer reconstruction

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital, the flagship medical center for Allegheny Health Network, performed colorectal and breast reconstruction surgeries using the da Vinci Xi surgical system for patients who underwent aggressive cancer therapies. 
  4. UVA Health acquires ASC

    University of Virginia Health in Charlottesville finalized an agreement to acquire an ASC, according to an April 16 release. 
  5. UPMC sells surgery center building for $2.4M

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has sold a surgery center building on the grounds of the former UPMC Memorial Hospital in Spring Garden Township, Pa., for $2.4 million, Penn Live reported April 18. 
  6. Why the medical director of Walmart's 1st health clinic left for private practice

    Anand Mehta, MD, medical director for Walmart Health's first Georgia clinic, left the company last year to launch an independent practice, according to Business Insider.
  7. Physician-owned hospital in Colorado expanding with ASC

    Durango, Colo.-based Animas Surgical Hospital plans to open a two-operating room ASC.
  8. How this California ASC became one of Newsweek's top ASCs

    Beverly Hills, Calif.-based 90210 Surgery Medical Center was ranked in Newsweek's top 10 ASCs of 2021. The ASC's leaders noted that while the pandemic was a challenge, it provided key insights on surgery migration and leadership. 
  9. ASC growth in North Carolina: Leaders weigh in

    North Carolina has had at least four ASCs announced or opened in the past 60 days, and two North Carolina ASC leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the reasons behind the growth.

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