Names in the News

Names in the News

Surgery Center of Fairfield County Wins AAAHC Award

The Surgery Center of Fairfield County of Trumbull, Connecticut, won the Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care gives out the award to recognize AAAHC-accredited organizations that successfully implemented meaningful changes in their operations to enhance quality of care, patient safety and overall efficiency.


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AAAHC Publishes New Version of Handbook

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, published version 41 of the Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status last week.


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HFAP Releases Annual Quality Review

The recently released 2020 HFAP Quality Review shares key insights and industry trends based on surveyors’ ratings of compliance during 2019 onsite surveys of acute care hospitals (ACH), critical access hospitals (CAH), laboratories and ASCs, according to an August 26 press release.


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Envision Supports Navajo Nation Fight COVID-19

Envision Healthcare Corporation of Nashville, Tennessee, owner of Amsurg, recently donated 45,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, a health system in Arizona that serves the Navajo, Hopi and Southern Paiute tribes, according to an August 4 press release.


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AAAHC to Launch New Version of Handbook at ASCA 2020

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, will release enhanced standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care, according to a July 1 release.


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AAAHC Ramps Up Survey Operations

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, is resuming onsite surveys after temporarily pausing activities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a June 22 press release.


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AAAHC Releases Quality Roadmap 2020

A new report from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, analyzes data from 1,488 accreditation surveys, conducted January 1–December 31, 2019, to identify areas of high and low compliance, according to a June 8 press release.


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Staff Changes at ACA Cardiovascular

ACA Cardiovascular of Incline Village, Nevada, promoted and added to its staff, according to a March 1 press release. Heather Combs, RN, became the chief operating officer of the firm and Charlie Dailey joined as a development associate.


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Surglogs Appoints New Director

Surglogs of San Diego, California, hired Victoria Samper as its director of regulatory compliance, according to a February 25 company release.


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Surgery Center of Fairbanks Receives National Recognition

The Surgery Center of Fairbanks of Fairbanks, Alaska, received the Gold Seal of Approval and Certificate of Distinction from The Joint Commission, according to a release.


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Regent Surgical Appoints New Vice President

Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, hired Brad Pollard as its new vice president of business development, according to a January 29 press release. In his new role, Pollard will work closely with physician groups and hospital systems to merge, acquire and develop ASCs.


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Regent Surgical Announces New Partnership

Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, announced a partnership with physician partners from the Center for Specialized Surgery and Lee Health, according to a January 22 press release.


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Regent Surgical Health Hires New, Promotes

Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, welcomed two veteran healthcare executives to its team and promoted one of its own, according to a November 6 press release.


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AAAHC Appoints New Board Officers and Directors

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in Skokie, Illinois, announced the appointment of new officers and election results for three new directors to its board of directors for 2020, according to an October 23 press release.


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The Surgery Center of Fairbanks Appoints New Administrator

The Surgery Center of Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska, appointed Keli Hite McGee as administrator, according to a release. She will begin her new role on October 7.


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McKesson Medical-Surgical Honors ASCA CEO

Bill Prentice, chief executive officer of ASCA, received an award “for helping to inform the public and policymakers about Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the professionals who own and operate them” from McKesson Medical-Surgical.


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Surgery Center of Fairbanks Receives Best Practice Award

Inventory Optimization Solutions (IOS) in Aliso Viejo, California, recognized The Surgery Center of Fairbanks (SCF) in Fairbanks, Alaska, with its 2019 Best Practice Award Q2, according to an SCF release.


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Carolina Neurosurgery Doctor Wins Award

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) awarded its Socioeconomics, Health Policy, and Law Paper of the Year to Ahilan Sivaganesan, MD; Silky Chotai, MD; Scott L. Parker, MD; Matthew J. McGirt, MD; and Clinton J. Devin, MD, for their paper "Drivers of Variability in 90-Day Cost for Elective Laminectomy and Fusion for Lumbar Degenerative Disease."


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NJAASC Elects New Officers to its Board of Directors

The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has elected new officers to its board of directors.


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Slosburg Receives Nap Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement

ASCA awarded its Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community to Donna Slosburg, RN, CASC, executive director of ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC).


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Pend Oreille Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Pend Oreille Surgery Center (POSC) LLC in Ponderay, Idaho, marks its 10th birthday on May 13, 2019.


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Florida Health Advisory Committee Includes Former ASCA Board President

David M. Shapiro, MD, CASC, former ASCA Board president and anesthesiologist at Red Hills Surgical Center in Tallahassee, Florida, has joined a 50-member Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness in Tallahassee.


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AAAHC Releases Quality Roadmap 2018

A new report from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, analyzes data from more than 900 accreditation surveys from 2017 to identify areas of high and low compliance, according to a November 13 press release.


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USPI Names New CEO

United Surgical Partners International (USPI) of Dallas, Texas, appointed Brett Brodnax, president and chief development officer, as chief executive officer (CEO), according to a November 6 press release.


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AAOS, The Joint Commission Collaborate on THKR Certification

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has collaborated with The Joint Commission to incorporate AAOS' clinical expertise into standards development and performance measurement requirements for Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification, according to a release.


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NJAASC Sponsors One World Surgery Medical Mission

The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has sponsored a scholarship that will support One World Surgery's weeklong surgical mission to Honduras in October, according to a press release.


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TJC Appoints New Executive Director of Ambulatory Care Accreditation

The Joint Commission promoted Pearl Darling to the position of executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, according to a release.


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Letter From Michael Kulczycki

To my dear colleagues:

Farewell.

That is a very difficult concept to put into a single word. After 44+ years of a professional-working life in health care, and after nearly 17 years of leading the Ambulatory Care accreditation program here at The Joint Commission, farewell means many things. Starting with my full retirement next month!


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Regent Surgical Health Opens New ASC

MAY 2018

In partnership with 14 physicians, Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, opened Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI) in Beaverton, Oregon.


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Laser Spine Institute Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

MAY 2018

Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida, hired marketing, branding and operations veteran M. Kathleen Donald as chief marketing officer.


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New at The Joint Commission

MARCH 2018

The Joint Commission appointed Cheryl L. Hoying, RN, as chief nurse executive and executive vice president of customer relations.


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Cedar Rapids ASC Completes 100,000 Procedures

FEBRUARY 2018

On February 14, 2018, Surgery Center Ceder Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will perform its 100,000th procedure, according to a press release.


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Surgery Center of Chesapeake Performs First TJR

FEBRUARY 2018

The Surgery Center of Chesapeake in Chesapeake, Virginia, performed a total joint replacement (TJR) surgery on January 24, 2018, and became the first ASC in the South Hampton Roads region to perform a TJR, according to a release.


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NJ Governor Signs Bill into Law Before Leaving Office

JANUARY 2018

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed NJ S278 into law during his last days in office.


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Apex Surgical Center Performs its First TJR

DECEMBER 2017

On December 1, 2017, Andrew Wickine, MD, performed the first same-day total joint replacement (TJR) of Apex Surgical Center in Westmoreland, New York.


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Regent Surgical Health Names New CDO

DECEMBER 2017

Thomas Crossen

Regent Surgical Health announced in a November 30 release that Thomas Crossen has joined the company as chief development officer.


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Medical Facilities Appoints New President and CEO

OCTOBER 2017

Medical Facilities America Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, appointed Robert O. Horrar as president and chief executive officer (CEO), according to an October 25 company release. Horrar previously served as chief operating officer of the company.


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Simple Admit Receives Honor

OCTOBER 2017

Simple Admit, LLC, took top honors for Innovations in Healthcare as part of the 6th Annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards, according to an October 17 company release.


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Regent Surgical Health Names New COO

OCTOBER 2017

Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, promoted Bob Ryan to chief operating officer (COO), according to a release.


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NJAASC Announces New Leadership

JULY 2017

The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) elected members to its board of directors and four new officers who will serve a two-year term, according to a release.


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FGI Board Welcomes David M. Shapiro

JUNE 2017

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) appointed David M. Shapiro, MD, CASC, former ASCA Board president and anesthesiologist at Red Hills Surgical Center in Tallahassee, Florida, to its Board of Directors.


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Surgical Information Systems Acquires SourceMed

JUNE 2017

Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a provider of perioperative information systems, has acquired SourceMed, a provider of ASC software and services.


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New at Brach Eichler LLC

DECEMBER 2016

Debra W. Levine has joined the health law practice of Brach Eichler LLC, in Roseland, New Jersey, as counsel. She previously served as deputy attorney general in the Department of Law and Public Safety and as assistant section chief of the Counseling Section of the Division of Consumer Affairs. In addition, Cheryll A. Calderon has joined the practice as an associate.


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Ohio Specialty Surgical Receives Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

SEPTEMBER 2016

Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites in Canton, Ohio, has become the first ASC in the country to receive the Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, according to a release from the ASC. The ASC is a physician-owned, multi-specialty facility, partnered with SurgCenter Development.


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Five ASCs Receive CASA Award for Excellence

SEPTEMBER 2016

California Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (CASA) announced the inaugural recipients of the CASA Award for ASC Excellence and the CASA ASC of the Year last week, according to the CASA web site.

Grass Valley Surgery Center, PAMF Mountain View SurgiCenter, Surgecenter of Palo Alto, Surgery Center of Long Beach and West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center received the CASA Award for ASC Excellence and Grass Valley Surgery Center was named the CASA ASC of the Year.


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SourceMed and Command Health Partner

MAY 2016

Officials at SourceMed of Birmingham, Alabama, announced a strategic partnership with Command Health of Boulder, Colorado. This partnership will enable ASCs to meet the needs of their surgeons while maximizing reimbursements through faster, more complete and more actionable clinical documentation, according to a SourceMed release.


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Surgical Funds Partners with BMC Capital

APRIL 20, 2016

Officials at Surgical Funds of Dallas has announced a partnership with BMC Capital also of Dallas, according to a release.


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Cedar Orthopaedic Launches Site

MARCH 16, 2016

Cedar Orthopaedic Surgery Specialty Clinic of Cedar City, Utah, unveiled its new web site last month. The site features information on the many services that orthopaedic surgeons Randy G. Delcore, MD, and his partner, Ben C. Robinson, MD offer.


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Nueterra Announces Restructuring

FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Nueterra of Leawood, Kansas, recently divided into two companies: NueHealth and Nueterra Capital. Nueterra Capital will continue the founding company’s private equity investment and advisory services, and NueHealth will align physicians and connect them to health care consumers to deliver value-based health care, improved quality and lower costs for both audiences.


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Kansas ASC Wins Quality Award

FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Tallgrass Surgical Center of Topeka, Kansas, won the 2014/2015 National APEX Quality Award in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction and overall quality of care.


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