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  1. Dr. Nanson, Orthopedic Surgeon, Oregon Surgical Institute & Dr. Ballard, Orthopedic Surgeon, Oregon Surgical Institute

    In this episode, two orthopedic surgeons from Oregon Surgical Institute, Dr. Christopher Nanson and Dr. James Ballard join the conversation. Here, they discuss the trending topics in the industry - surgery migration, pain management, opioid reduction, consumerism and much more.This episode is part of a series sponsored by Pacira BioSciences (http://www.pacira.com/ (http://www.pacira.com/)), featuring perspectives from three ASC Management groups that reflect different business models and geographical presence.

  2. Alexandra Reyes, VP of Operations, Regent Surgical Health & Scott Bergman, VP of Development, Regent Surgical Health

    In this episode Alexandra Reyes, VP of Operations of Regent Surgical Health and Scott Bergman, VP of Development of Regent Surgical Health join the conversation. Here, they discuss the most pressing topics in the industry - case migration, standardization of clinical protocols, pain management, the biggest opportunities in 2021 and more!

    This episode is part of a series sponsored by Pacira BioSciences (http://www.pacira.com/ (http://www.pacira.com/)), featuring perspectives from three ASC Management groups that reflect different business models and geographical presence.

  3. Jamie Heater, VP of Facility Development, Compass Surgical Partners & Will Holding, VP of Development, Compass Surgical Partners

    In this episode Jamie Heater, VP of Facility Development at Compass Surgical Partners and Will Holding, VP of Development of Compass Surgical Partners join the conversation. Here, they discuss the hottest topics in the industry - surgery migration, opioid reduction, musculoskeletal care and much more.

    This episode is part of a series sponsored by Pacira BioSciences (http://www.pacira.com/), featuring perspectives from three ASC Management groups that reflect different business models and geographical presence.

  4. Darin Libby, Principal with ECG Management Consultants

    This episode features Darin Libby, Principal with ECG Management Consultants. Here he shares his perspective on key market drivers that are influencing ambulatory initiatives and other unique industry insights.
    This episode is sponsored by ECG Management Consultants (https://www.ecgmc.com/).

  5. How anesthesia groups can position themselves for success in 2021

    This episode features Lee Hedman, Executive Vice President for Surgical Directions and Dr. Josh Miller, Physician Managing Director for Surgical Directions. Here, they discuss best practices for anesthesia groups.
    This episode is sponsored by Surgical Directions (www.surgicaldirections.com (http://www.surgicaldirections.com))..

  6. Dr. Stefan Kreuzer, Owner and Founder of Innov8 Orthopedics

    Dr. Stefan Kreuzer, owner and founder of Innov8 Orthopedics in Houston, joined the podcast to talk about his upcoming practice expansion this year and the big trends in the ASC industry. He also talked about the payer landscape for orthopedics and what it will take to lower costs in healthcare.

  7. Davin Lundquist, CMIO of Ambulatory Services in the Ventura Market at Dignity Health and CommonSpirit

    This episode features Dr. Davin Lundquist, CMIO of Ambulatory Services in the Ventura Market at Dignity Health and CommonSpirit. Here, he joined the podcast to discuss the evolution of virtual care and how enterprise imaging and radiology advances are leading to better patient outcomes. He also spoke about leadership and finding his personal "why" as a motivating factor for success.

  8. Alka Atal-Barrio, Chief Medical Officer at The Everett Clinic

    In this episode, Dr. Atal-Barrio explains the important adjustments she made as a clinical leader to meet the unique challenges of the pandemic and what challenges she foresees for the future as well as what she looks forward to as a leader.

  9. Dr. Jocelyn Idema, Founder of Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center

    Dr. Jocelyn Idema, founder of Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center in Pittsburgh, joined the podcast to talk about how spine care is changing amid the pandemic and which procedures are moving into the office setting. She also discussed the payer landscape and how ASCs will evolve with spine.

  10. Nancy Daoust, Chief Ambulatory Officer at State University of New York Upstate Medical University

    This episode features Nancy Daoust, Chief Ambulatory Officer at State University of New York Upstate Medical University. Here, she discusses challenges in the ambulatory setting throughout covid-19 and ensuring her organization is ready to continue handling the pandemic and vaccine distribution. She also shares her advice for emerging leaders which includes assessing what leadership style feels authentic to you.

  11. ASC Trends and Tech with Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, Neospine

    Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, a spine surgeon at Neospine in Puyallup, Wash., joined the podcast to discuss the top trends in spine and ASCs today. He also talked about the changes in technology and why he sees robotics and endoscopic surgery playing a big role in spine practices going forward.

  12. Dr. Barbara Bergin, Orthopedic Surgeon, Texas Orthopedics, Sports & Rehabilitation Associates

    This episode features Dr. Barbara Bergin, an orthopedic surgeon with Texas Orthopedics, Sports & Rehabilitation Associates, discussing the growth of women in orthopedics. She shared what it was like to be the only woman orthopedic surgeon in training and observations on how the field is changing.
    View Dr.Bergin's medical self-help blog where she provides common-sense bone and joint pain advice with some humor. https://drbarbarabergin.com/blog/

  13. Nader Samii, CEO at National Medical Billing Services, and Dr. Neil ElAttrache, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Specialist

    This episode features Nader Samii, CEO at National Medical Billing Services, and Dr. Neil ElAttrache, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Specialist. Here, they discuss their career journeys, reimbursements, high acuity cases, and more

  14. Dr. Michael Ast, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at HSS

    Dr. Michael Ast, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at HSS in New York City, joined the podcast to talk about his three top priorities in the next year and why he sees more alignment between independent centers and hospital chains. He shared two other predictions about the ASC space and talked about the technology adoption curve for high acuity cases in the ASC.

  15. William Prentice, CEO of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

    This episode features William Prentice, CEO of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Here, he discusses his ten year run in the CEO role, things he s been surprised by in his career, and more.

  16. Alberto (Beto) Casellas, EVP & CEO, CareCredit at Synchrony

    This episode features Beto Casellas, Chief Executive Officer at CareCredit. Here, he discusses how the Coronavirus is reshaping care delivery and the patient financial experience, how healthcare organizations can adapt to meet the needs of today s healthcare consumers, and more.

  17. Joe Minissale, President of Methodist McKinney Hospital

    This episode features Joe Minissale, President of Methodist McKinney Hospital. Here, he discusses the different types of systems he s worked for in his career, his best advice for other leaders, and more.
    Thank you to our sponsor, Coverys (https://coverys.com/focus).

  18. Taylor Cera, COO of The Orthopaedic Surgery Center

    This episode features Taylor Cera, COO of The Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Youngstown, Ohio, speaking about his top 3 plans for the surgery center in 2021 and 3 things that are keeping him up at night.

  19. Alfonso Del Granado, Administrator, Covenant High Plains Surgery Center

    This episode features Alfonso Del Granado, BHCM, CASC, Administrator, Covenant High Plains Surgery Center. Here, he discusses the atmosphere of his practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, what a new normal looks like, and more.

  20. Essential Surgery + Essential Tech Going Forward with Thomas K. Miller, Carilion Clinic

    This episode features Thomas K. Miller, MD, Carilion Clinic. In this episode, he discusses how his orthopedic practice has changed amidst the pandemic and what essential surgery and essential technology look like going forward. The episode first aired in June, 2020.

  21. 25. The Year Ahead: Insights from Danilo D'Aprile, Orthopaedic & Specialty Surgery Center

    Danilo D'Aprile, administrator of Orthopaedic & Specialty Surgery Center in Danbury, Conn., outlines his top 3 plans for 2021 in this episode. He also discusses physician recruitment, marketing and doubling the number of total joints at his center this year.

  22. 24. Dr. Brian Gantwerker, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles

    This episode features Dr. Brian Gantwerker, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles. Here, he discusses essential technology in spine, what the innovation in spine will look like in the future, and more.

  23. Anthony Romeo, MD, Executive Vice President, DuPage Medical Group

    Dr. Anthony Romeo is the Executive Vice President, Musculoskeletal Institute; Shoulder, Elbow, Sports Medicine Surgery at DuPage Medical Group. He joins this episode to share his different experiences and insights.

  24. Michael Patterson, President and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health

    In this episode Michael Patterson, President and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health,discusses the challenges Mississippi Valley faces as a surgery center. Patterson shares insights on his current priorities moving through the pandemic, and more.

  25. 22. Updates from Dr. Nitin Khanna

    This episode features Dr. Nitin Khanna, MD, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Ortho Specialists of Northwest Indiana. He discusses the status quo of his practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, the new normal, and much more! Recored in the summer of 2020.

  26. 21. Naya Keyhayes, Principal and ASC Practice Leader at ECG Managment Consultants

    In this episode, Naya Kehayes joins Scott Becker to discuss the key implications of the Medicare 2021 rule changes on ASCs and more.

  27. 20. Jay Roszhart, President of the Memorial Health System Ambulatory Group

    This episode features Jay Roszhart, President of the Memorial Health System Ambulatory Group at Memorial Health System. Jay tells us his best advice for emerging leaders, the trends he s currently seeing in ambulatory care, and more.

  28. 18. How to Pandemic Proof Your ASC with Joseph D’Agostino

    Joseph D Agostino is the administrator of Advanced Surgery Center Perimeter in Sandy Springs, and of Gwinnett Advanced Surgery Center in Snellville, GA. Joseph joins us on the Becker's ASC Podcast to discuss hospital partnerships, the next 5 years in ASC, and more.

  29. 17. Earl Anderson, CEO of Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics



  30. 16. 10 minutes from the Top with Dr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, Tower Surgical Partners

    In this episode, Dr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Natalya Danilyants share insights on the future of the ASC field, Laparoscopic-Assisted Myomectomys, and more.

  31. 15. Insight on ASCs' Challenges and Growth from DISC Sports & Spine Center founder, Dr.Bray

    Dr. Robert Bray is a Neurological Spine Surgeon and Founder DISC Sports & Spine Center. In this episode, Dr.Bray discusses ASCs outlook after the initial hit of COVID-19, opportunities for growth, and more.

  32. 13. Staying Positive and Finding Opportunities for Growth in the ASC Landscape

    Jarett Landman, Chief Executive Officer of the Orthopedic Surgical Center of the North Shore, tells us about recovering from the pandemic, opportunities for growth, and more.

  33. 12. 10 Minutes From the Top with Andrew Lovewell, Administrator, Surgical Center at Colombia Orthopedic Group



  34. 11. 10 Minutes from the top with Fawn Esser-Lipp, Executive Director of The Surgery Center



  35. 10. 10 Minutes from the Top with Jim Ballard, Orthopedic Surgeon at Rock Orthopedics and the Oregon Surgical Institute

    In this episode we are joined by Jim Ballard, Orthopedic Surgeon at Rock Orthopedics and the Oregon Surgical Institute. In this episode we discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and key trends for ASCs today.

  36. 9. 10 Minutes from the top with Ali Prosser, CEO of the San Luis Obispo Surgery Center

    On this ASC Podcast episode we continue the 10 Minutes From The Top series with Ali Prosser, CEO of the San Luis Obispo Surgery Center. Ali tells us about the ASC and patient relationship, the future of the center, and new technology in the industry.
    This episode was recorded on June 26,2020

  37. 8. 10 Minutes from the top with Rebecca Paine, Vice President and CFO of Beckley Surgery Center

    In this quick ASC 10 Minutes from the Top episode, Rebecca Pain tells us how COVID 19 has impacted the Beckley Surgery Center, her ideas on the future of the industry, and thoughts on the discussion around "essential" surgery.

  38. 7. 10 Minutes from the top with Mark Mineo, Director at Millard Filmore Surgery Center (Buffalo, N.Y.)

    This episode features Mark Mineo, Director at Millard Filmore Surgery Center (Buffalo, N.Y.). Here, he discusses his practice today and how it has changed from the start of the pandemic, preparations for a second surge, and more!

  39. 10 Minutes from the top with Deb Goodman, Administrator, APAC Surgery Center

    This episode features Deb Goodman, Administrator, APAC Surgery Center II LLC. Tune in to hear her share insights on her ASC today, the second surge of COVID-19, and what is considered "essential surgery."
    This episode was recorded in mid June.

  40. Managing Your ASC During COVID19: Strategies, Collaborations, Closures and More



  41. 4. 10 Minutes from the Top with Cathy McCue, Administrator at Uropartners in Des Plaines, Ill

    This episode features Cathy McCue, the Administrator at Uropartners in Des Plaines, Ill. Here, she discusses the changes at Uropartners since the pandemic began, the preparations they are making for a potential second surge, and adds to the discussion of what is considered "essential surgery."

  42. 2. 10 Minutes from the Top with Zachary Welch, MBA, Administrator, Wake Orthopaedics

    This episode features Zachary Welch, MBA, Administrator, Wake Orthopaedics. Here, he discusses the status quo of his practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and much more!

  43. 10 Minutes from the Top with Greg DeConciliis, Administrator, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites

    This episode features Greg DeConciliis, Administrator, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites. Here, he discusses the status quo of his practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and much more!

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