ASD Management – 5 things to know

1. ASD Management was founded by brothers Robert Zasa and Joe Zasa. Robert and Joe have a long history of success in the surgery center industry.  By Staff -

Is an ASC joint venture right for your hospital?

Around 80 percent of hospitals are open to partnering with a physician group for an ambulatory surgery center joint venture, said Regent Surgical Health CEO and Founder Tom Mallon.  By Helen Gregg -

Gastroenterologist Dr. Daniel Murphy to serve on Novant Health Board of Trustees

Gastroenterologist Daniel Murphy, MD, is a new member of the Novant Health Board of Trustees, according to a Business Journal report.  By Rob Kurtz -

9 tactics for hospitals to build effective surgery center joint ventures

Building a joint venture with a surgery center can be immensely useful for a hospital. The partnership can expand market share, build relationships with physicians, and create a low-cost, high-quality provider for patients seeking convenience. But the process towards symbiotic partnership can be tricky, and past tensions between hospitals and physicians can get in the way. Robert Carrera, president and CEO of Pinnacle III, discusses nine tactics for hospitals to build strong relationships with physicians as they move toward a joint venture partnership.  By Rachel Fields -

4 things executives should know prior to a hospital-ASC joint venture

All parties in a hospital-ambulatory surgery center joint venture stand to benefit in many ways. Hospitals may gain new relationships with physicians while ASCs could receive a bump in reimbursement and gain access to the hospital's insurance product and additional capital.  By Kathleen Roney -

Gastroenterologist on the move: Dr. Carlos Cardenas named interim CEO of TX's Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

Gastroenterologist Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, has been named interim CEO of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas, according to a Monitor report.  By Rob Kurtz -

Gastroenterologist Dr. Carlo Di Lorenzo appointed president-elect of NASPGHAN

Gastroenterologist Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, has been appointed president-elect of the North American Society for Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, according to a news release.  By Rob Kurtz -

Ophthalmologist on the move: Dr. Augustus Stern joins MD's Bergman Eye Center

Ophthalmologist Augustus "Gus" Stern, MD, has joined Bergman Eye Center in Hagerstown, Md., according to a practice report.  By Rob Kurtz -

MA's Eye Health Vision Centers acquired by private equity firm Candescent Partners

Eye Health Vision Centers, based in Dartmouth, Mass., has been acquired by Candescent Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, according to a Southcoast Business Bulletin report.  By Rob Kurtz -

Gastroenterologist on the move: Dr. Joel Ingegno joins SC's Beaufort Memorial Center for Digestive Diseases

Gastroenterologist Joel Ingegno, MD, has joined Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Center for Digestive Diseases, according to a news release.  By Rob Kurtz -

Dune Medical receives FDA clearance for MarginProbe breast cancer surgery system

Dune Medical Devices has announced it has received FDA approval for its MarginProbe system for use in breast cancer surgery, according to a news release.  By Rob Kurtz -

Eye surgeon Dr. David Richardson publishes book on cataract surgery

Eye surgeon David Richardson, MD, has published a book about cataract surgery, according to a CBS Los Angeles report.  By Rob Kurtz -

Sony, Olympus delay medical device joint venture

A medical device joint venture between Sony and Olympus has been delayed, according to a Wall Street Journal report and other reports.  By Rob Kurtz -

ID's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to acquire Lewis Clark Gastroenterology

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, has reached an agreement to acquire Lewis Clark Gastroenterology in Lewiston, according to a Talk Radio 950 KOZE-AM report.  By Rob Kurtz -

Zimmer Spine issues recall of inserter instrument for PEEK Ardis Interbody Spacer

Zimmer Spine is initiating a voluntary worldwide recall of all 315 units of the PEEK Ardis inserter, according to an FDA news release.  By Rob Kurtz -

Gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Guirl named president of Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Gastroenterologist Michael Guirl, MD, was recently sworn in as the new president of the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, according to a San Antonio Express-News report.  By Rob Kurtz -

Is your HOPD fighting a losing battle with ASCs? 11 best practices to level the playing field

Keep costs low. Minimize waste. Maximize efficiency. These are a few of the most critical principles to running a successful ambulatory surgery center. They need to become the core components for running a hospital outpatient department.  By Jessica Nantz, President and Founder, Outpatient Healthcare Strategies -

Health insurers target out-of-network surgery centers

As health insurers encourage more in-network participation from providers, they have ramped up their focus on ambulatory surgery centers that are out of network, according to Naya Kehayes, managing principal and CEO of Eveia Health Consulting and Management.  By Bob Herman -

Study: Vision insurance should be mandatory in health plans

The results of a new study indicate that a lack of vision insurance may irrevocably affect vision, according to a news release.  By Rob Kurtz -

Max Reinhardt named DePuy Synthes Spine worldwide president

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has announced it has named Max Reinhardt as the worldwide president of DePuy Synthes Spine, according to a news release.  By Rob Kurtz -

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