January Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 14, 2019

We are supporting 2019 Glaucoma Awareness Month with an emphasis on patient education. It has been said that the vast majority of today’s technological advancements in ophthalmology are taking place in glaucoma. This is evident when you review the array of new procedures and devices, especially in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Certainly, the most […]

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Local Surgery Center is First in the Nation to Receive AAAHC’s New Orthopaedic Certification

December 18, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Surgery Center of Long Beach (SCLB), an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in Long Beach, California, receives the first ever Center of Excellence Award in Orthopaedic Certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for its high-quality orthopaedic services. “As a center that is committed to providing the highest quality of care and […]

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Eye Surgeries Continue to Shift to Surgery Centers

December 15, 2017

A new study from the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center finds that eye surgeries continue to move from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Cataract, cornea, glaucoma and strabismus surgeries all showed an increased utilization at ASCs between 2001 and 2014. In just over a decade, the percentage of cataract surgeries performed at surgery centers […]

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Centers Recognized for Quality, Efficiency at Annual Conference

October 9, 2017

At its annual Center Leadership Conference, held Oct. 4-6 in Nashville, Tenn., AMSURG, an Envision Healthcare solution, recognized 45 ASCs for outstanding commitment to clinical quality and operational efficiency.

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Two AMSURG Centers Receive ‘Guardian of Excellence Award’ in Patient Experience

September 29, 2017

Phoenix Endoscopy in Phoenix, Arizona, and Westglen Endoscopy Center in Shawnee, Kansas, were awarded the Guardian of Excellence Award in Patient Experience on OAS CAHPS by Press Ganey.

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AMSURG VP of Clinical Services Contributes to Article in ASC Focus

September 18, 2017

Sarah Martin, MBA, RN, CASC, AMSURG Vice President, Clinical Services, contributed to the article “Implement an Effective Peer Review Program.

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Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites and Atrius Health Complete First Total Hip Replacement in a Massachusetts Free-Standing Surgery Center

September 14, 2017

High-Quality Ambulatory Alternative Allows Patients to Heal in the Comfort of their Own Home at 40-60 Percent Lower Cost WALTHAM, MA – On Wednesday, August 23, Atrius Health doctors performed the first-ever total hip replacement surgery to occur in a Massachusetts free-standing ambulatory surgery center. The procedure was conducted by Dr. James Phillips and assisted […]

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Three Congressmen Visit East Valley Endoscopy

September 6, 2017

Congressmen Bobby Scott (D-VA), Brian Mast (R-FL) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) toured local ASCs in their districts, including East Valley Endoscopy in Mesa, Arizona. During their visits, physicians and staff had the opportunity to discuss current ASC legislation and show the congressmen how ASCs provide high-quality care at a lower cost to the patient.

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