Category Archive: ASC News

ASC patient files complaint over incident during surgery

A 67-year-old man who had eye surgery said his physician and surgical staff hid evidence of a mishap that left him with a small cut on his forehead, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 28.

7 questions all medical residents should ask in interviews

There are seven key questions medical residents should ask during their residency interviews, according to a Nov. 16 checklist created by the Association of American Medical Colleges and published by the American Medical Association. 

Medtronic moves: 4 updates in November

From a revenue decrease to a first-time GI Genius use, here are four Medtronic updates Becker’s reported on in November: 

'The status quo is not enough' to stay ahead of the curve, says DePuy Synthes' new ASC VP

Andrie Leday joined DePuy Synthes, Johnson and Johnson’s orthopedic company, as its vice president of the ASC division in August, following 12 years at Medtronic. 

Northern Lakes Surgery Center names new director

Moose Lake, Minn.-based Northern Lakes Surgery Center, set to open in 2023, has named Jacque Volk, NP, as its director, according to a Nov. 22 report from BusinessNorth. 

States ranked by medical malpractice statute of limitations

Maryland has the longest statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits, at five years after the occurrence of the injury, according to a Nov. 18 report from Forbes. 

Virginia physician to pay $3.1M to settle kickback allegations 

Alexandria, Va.-based orthopedic surgeon Thomas Raley, MD, will pay $3.1 million and has been sentenced to three years in prison for referring drug prescriptions in return for illegal kickback payments, the Justice Department said Nov. 18. 

Medical malpractice reports by state in 2022

California had the most adverse action and medical malpractice payment reports in 2022, according to data from the National Practitioner Data Bank collected from Jan. 1 to June 30. 

Majority of spine patients who fear contracting COVID-19 prefer ASC surgical procedures

Over half of spine surgery patients (56.4 percent) who still have a high fear of contracting COVID-19 prefer to undergo procedures at ASCs versus hospital settings according to a Nov. 18 study published in Cureus, a peer-reviewed medical journal. 

3 physician burnout prevention strategies

Luis Garcia, MD, president of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, shared three well-being priorities that can reduce physician burnout on a Becker’s webinar, sponsored by the American Medical Association.

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