Category Archive: Becker’s ASC Review

Michigan ASC gains orthopedic certification

Troy, Mich.-based UnaSource Surgery Center has snagged Advanced Orthopaedic Certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the company said in a Nov. 28 email to Becker’s. 

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.

$22M paid for New Jersey medical office, park

An office and medical park in Wayne, N.J., was sold for $22.25 million, roi-nj.com reported Nov. 28.

$7.4M paid for San Diego medical office building

Loma Starr, a two-building office and medical office property in San Diego, was sold for $7.4 million, REBusiness Online reported Nov. 28.

What ASCs are doing instead of consolidating

The healthcare industry is increasingly consolidating as operation costs soar — physicians are migrating to employed models and private practices are being bought up by larger entities. 

Tennessee ASC snags orthopedic accreditation

Jackson, Tenn.-based Physicians Surgery Center is the first ASC in the state to achieve Advanced Orthopaedic Certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the center said in a release emailed to Becker’s Nov. 20.

UCSD accused of ignoring anesthesiologist's fentanyl abuse

A recent suit was filed against UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, Calif., accusing an anesthesiologist and Gerard Manecke Jr., MD, former chief of anesthesiology, among others, of not giving a patient enough anesthesia and then falsifying offic…

$28M joint venture ASC proposed in North Carolina

Three surgery center LLCs have submitted a certificate of need application for a $28.3 million ASC in Pinehurst, N.C., The Pilot reported Nov. 25. 

Anesthesiologist accused of tampering with IV bags 'terrified' coworkers

 The coworkers of anesthesiologist Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr., MD, who allegedly injected heart-stopping drugs into IV bags at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, testified they were “terrified” of him to federal investigators, D Magaz…

What gastroenterology leaders are most excited about

Gastroenterology leaders are keeping their eyes on technological innovations as the field continues to evolve.

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