• HCA Healthcare chief nurse executive to retire after 30 years

    Jane Englebright, PhD, will retire as senior vice president and chief nurse executive of HCA Healthcare at the end of the year after nearly 30 years with the organization.
  • Battling storm damage, a global pandemic: Texas ASC's biggest accomplishments

    Kayla Schneeweiss-Keene, the administrator of Humble, Texas-based Mann Cataract Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about how her center dealt with storm damage amid the pandemic. 
  • Telemedicine, other trends enable care for poorest patients, says CEO of Chicago ASC

    With ASCs increasing their ability to perform procedures at lower costs than hospitals, Andrew Shadid, CEO of Chicago-based Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, said his practice is determined to provide care to those with the greatest financial need.
  • New Jersey ASC admin says recruiting challenges could jeopardize physician ownership

    Running an ASC amid the COVID-19 pandemic comes with no shortage of challenges. Leasa Hermanson, MSN, RN, administrator of Vineland, N.J.-based Ambulatory Care Center, said her physician-owned center could be forced to partner with a larger entity if recruiting challenges persist.
  • USPI hiring 18 administrators

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International is hiring at least 18 administrators for its facilities across the U.S. 
  • America's wealthiest physician billionaire: 9 things to know about HCA's co-founder

    Thomas Frist Jr., MD, co-founder and the major shareholder of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has a net worth of $15.7 billion — the highest among nine physician billionaires listed on the Forbes annual list of the richest people in the world for 2021.
  • ASC execs split on vaccine mandate amid staffing woes

    CMS plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all staff at ASCs and hospitals as a condition for participating in Medicare, which may place extra strain on many surgery centers already facing a staffing crisis.
  • Physician-owned orthopedic group names CEO 

    Wilmington, N.C.-based, physician-owned EmergeOrtho named Allison Farmer as its first statewide CEO, according to a WilmingtonBiz report. 
  • 'This is a time for ASCs to thrive,' surgeon says on the looming physician shortage

    More than 2 of 5 active physicians will be older than 65 in the next decade, but one surgeon said he thinks this could be a benefit for practicing physicians.
  • Ambulatory surgery centers use texting to help manage COVID challenges

    Confronted with rising COVID-19 cases in their communities, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are working to ensure their patient and staff communications provide the timely messages needed to maintain safety while continuing to perform the nonemergency surgeries that improve health and wellness.
  • 6 fast facts on Regent Surgical Health CEO Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop was named the CEO of Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health in 2016 after previously serving as president. Here are six things to know about Mr. Bishop:
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  • 5 exec moves from the 5 largest ASC companies

    Surgical Care Affiliates, United Surgical Partners International and AmSurg all have announced executive moves in the past year. 
  • 6 fast facts on the top 2 execs at Surgical Care Affiliates

    Caitlin Zulla has served as CEO of Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, UnitedHealthcare's ASC division, since December 2019. Jason Strauss has served as the president of SCA since January 2020.
  • GI centers being hit with 'freight train of fatty liver disease': One physician's top concern

    The U.S. consistently ranks below other wealthy nations in measurements of lifestyle healthiness and preventive care. Ernest Ribera, MD, a gastroenterologist and medical director of the Burlingame, Calif.-based Mid Peninsula Endoscopy Center, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that he's seeing the effects of the trend firsthand.
  • 5 fast facts on the president of AmSurg

    Jeff Snodgrass has served as the president of Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg, Envision's ASC division, since 2020. 
  • 'If you're always the smartest person in the room, you haven't hired very well': Advice from ASC admin

    Michael Dodd, administrator of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based First Choice Surgery Center, didn't take the most straightforward path to his current position, he said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast." But rather than being a hindrance, it made him a better leader.
  • Texas physician attributes one of most promising ASC trends to pandemic

    Necessity is the mother of invention, as the adage goes. Bill Berryhill, MD, managing partner of Waco-based Heart of Texas Cath Lab and Surgery Center, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that some of the biggest boons to ASCs and catheterization labs have come out of necessity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Health IT one of biggest trends in healthcare, says one admin

    With emerging technologies and a devastating pandemic changing the face of healthcare, Daniel Weber, director of ambulatory care at Pendleton, Ore.-based Adaugeo Healthcare Solutions, said on "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" that he's especially interested in the evolution of information technology.
  • 5 fast facts on USPI's CEO

    Brett Brodnax is the president and CEO of United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

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