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John C. Wilson, Jr. and Jim Uden appointed new executive roles at Meridian Surgical Partners

Meridian Surgical Partners, LLC (MSP) announced that John C. Wilson, Jr. has been appointed the role of chief executive officer and Jim Uden has assumed the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, John served as executive vice president and chief financial...

Meridian Surgical Partners - Executive Appointments 10-17-13.pdf


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Medicare Cost Savings Tied to Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Even in today’s divisive political environment, there’s at least one important area of consensus among policymakers: the threat posed by rising health care costs to both our national economy and the federal and state governments’ balance sheets. This concern is particularly acute in the Medicare...

Medicare Cost Savings Tied to ASCs.pdf


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CDC Press Release: Update on Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak

In response to a nationwide outbreak of meningitis and stroke associated with a widely distributed medication, CDC isproviding updated guidance to clinicians and patients about contaminated medication products received from the NewEngland Compounding Center located in Framingham, Mass. ...

CDC Meningitis Outbreak Update_10052012.pdf


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PHC4 Report Misses True Story of Ambulatory Surgery Centers’ Value

ASCA today released the following statement regarding a recent report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s (PHC4):“The findings of the PHC4 report must be examined carefully, as they do not provide an accurate reflection of the true value that Pennsylvania ASCs provide....

PHC4 Report Misses True Story of ASCs’ Value.pdf


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Poll Confirms Patients Trust Their Doctors

While the political debate about how best to reform America’s health care system continues, one thing is certain: By an overwhelming margin, Americans trust doctors—before both the government and insurers—to recommend the medical care and procedures they need to protect their health. ...

Poll Confirms Patients Trust Their Doctors.pdf


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Federal Blunt-Tip Suture Safety Recommendation

The FDA, CDC, NIOSH and OSHA strongly encourage health care professionals to use blunt-tip suture needles as an alternative to standard suture needles when suturing fascia and muscle to decrease the risk of needlestick injury. #PatientSafety #PressRelease #PatientCare

FDA Blunt Tip Surgical Suture Needles.pdf


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ASCA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Colorectal Screening

ASCA announced today their support for the recently introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4120), sponsored by U.S. Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15). The legislation would correct an oversight in current law that requires Medicare beneficiaries to cover the cost of their co-payment for a ...

ASCA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Colorectal Screening.pdf


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Colonoscopies Contribute to Decline in Cancer Mortality Rates

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) today lauded the findings of an independent study released by the highly respected New England Journal of Medicine which provides new evidence that colonoscopies save lives—perhaps reducing colorectal cancer mortality by as much as 53%. The study...

Colonoscopies Contribute to Decline in Cancer Mortality Rates.pdf