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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ASCs

Celebrating 50 Years of ASCs

On February 12, 1970, in Phoenix, Arizona, five physicians performed the first surgeries ever provided inside a freestanding ASC. This year, thanks to everyone in the ASC that day and to the legions of health professionals and others who have helped make the ASC model a success, ASCA is proudly celebrating 50 years of ASCs.

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Changing Lives in Honduras

Changing Lives in Honduras

By William Prentice, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Late last year, I introduced readers of this column to the Holy Family Surgery Center – an ASC one hour north of Honduras’s capital city, Tegucigalpa. Inside that facility, Hondurans who are unable to afford the...

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ASCs Embrace Nation’s Renewed Focus on Healthcare Quality

This Summer, Invest in Yourself and Your ASC

By William Prentice, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Summer is fast approaching, and for many of us that means making time to relax and recharge. For some, that translates into vacation travel; for others, time at home focused on the things we never find time to do the...

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