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JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System Granted Breakthrough Device Designation

Exactech has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Device Designation for JointMedica’s Polymotion Hip Resurfacing System. Exactech, a minority shareholder of JointMedica Limited, is collaborating with the United...

Paragon 28 Expands Soft Tissue Portfolio

Paragon 28 Inc., a medical device company exclusively focused on the foot and ankle orthopedic market, has announced an expansion of its soft-tissue portfolio with the launch of its Grappler Suture Anchor System. The Grappler Suture Anchor System provides surgeons an...

National Medical Billing Services Acquires Medi-Corp Inc.

National Medical Billing Services, a health care revenue cycle management (RCM) company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp Inc., a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs and pain management. “This partnership will further...

Ga. Governor Signs Surgical Smoke Legislation

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp recently signed several bills designed to benefit health care providers and patients in Georgia. The new laws will also strengthen the state's health care system, according to a news release. One piece of legislation signed into law by...

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Power of Teamwork

Power of Teamwork

Teamwork within a health care facility is key to achieving the goal of delivering exceptional patient care and achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.

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Sterile Environment Best Practices

Sterile Environment Best Practices

By Don Sadler Sterilization is one of the most critically important aspects of patient safety today. This underlines the vital role played by sterile processing in today’s health care environment. Kimberly Smith, MS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, the owner of KAS Sterilization...

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Service-Driven Success

Service-Driven Success

One of the challenges ASCs may face in improving customer service is training staff to adopt a customer service mindset and acclimating them to a different approach to patient care and interactions.

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Positioning Patients Safely

Positioning Patients Safely

The statistics with regard to safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) are not encouraging. Let’s start with the fact that more than half (51 percent) of nurses say they have experienced musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) pain at work from handling patients, according to...

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Reducing HAIs and SSIs

Reducing HAIs and SSIs

By Don Sadler Despite the renewed attention that has been focused on the problem of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and surgical site infections (SSIs) in recent years, the number of infections occurring remains alarmingly high. Approximately 300,000 SSIs...

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