• Novation Introduces Radiology Watch Report
    Each year, hospitals spend more than $4 billion on imaging capital equipment and supplies. To help hospitals make more informed and smarter purchasing decisions, Novation, a healthcare contracting services company of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and ...More
    April 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Outpatient Urologists in Fla. Perform More Surgeries than Peers
    A new study finds that Florida urologists who own outpatient surgery clinics perform more kidney-stone surgeries than their colleagues do, raising questions about whether some of the physicians are more concerned about profits than they are about patients. ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Reports Current Shortage of Surgeons in Md. Likely to Worsen
    New research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals shortages of qualified surgeons in many regions of Maryland, especially in rural areas. Excessive administrative demands and an aging physician and general population could ...More
    March 25, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Groups Form Operation Patient Access
    Surgical groups, led by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), along with other key healthcare stakeholders, announced the formation of Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All, an effort to bring into focus the urgent issues facing access to quality ...More
    March 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgery Center of Reno
    For several years prior to Regent Surgical Health’s involvement in 2006, the ambulatory surgery center at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nev., was unprofitable. ...More
    March 18, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Gives ASCs Infection Reduction Recommendations
    As more healthcare is delivered outside the hospital, consumers can arm themselves by asking questions before undergoing a surgical procedure or receiving care at an ambulatory facility. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) offers ...More
    March 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Care Affiliates, Hawaii Pacific Health to Operate Surgery Center
    Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a provider of specialty surgical services, announced that it has entered into a joint venture relationship with Hawaii Pacific Health to construct and operate a new outpatient surgery center in downtown Honolulu. ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • San Angelo Community Medical Center Acquires ASC
    San Angelo (Texas) Community Medical Center announced that it has acquired San Angelo Ambulatory Surgery Center, a freestanding outpatient day surgery facility near the hospital's campus. ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Las Vegas Center Reports Improper Disinfection Methods
    The staff at Specialty Surgicare of Las Vegas, also known as Specialty Surgery Center, realized during a recent maintenance inspection that the disinfection cycle on the machine that cleaned the scopes used in colonoscopies and upper-endoscopy procedures was set at a time ...More
    December 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • Aurora and Associated Surgical & Medical Specialists Announce Surgery Center Joint Venture
    Aurora Health Care and Associated Surgical & Medical Specialists announced that they have entered into an agreement to have the two organizations jointly operate the surgery center in Franklin, Wis. ...More
    December 10, 2008 Posted in News