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The ASC market continues its rapid growth. In 2023, roughly 116 new ASCs opened in the U.S., many of which were orthopedic-specific in nature....

In her 24 years as a nurse at Penn Medicine, Connie Croce has seen the evolution from open to laparoscopic to robotic surgery....

Through my decades of researching, testing and helping implement healthcare design solutions, I’ve learned an important lesson: A human-centered and evidence-based...

The moment the decision is made to build a new ambulatory surgery center there’s a rush to get to the finish line and open up to the public as quickly as possible....

Some leaders, especially those who possess strong empathy and emotional intelligence, can funnel themselves into a trap....

The Orthopedic Institute, a value-based partnership between the independent Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) practice and the Ridgeview health system, opened its doors...

A generational gap has formed in the workplace and beyond between the twentysomethings of Gen Z and seemingly everyone else....

The date was set for Knee Replacement No. 1, aka “Laverne....”

In March, the Outpatient Surgery Magazine editors headed down to Nashville to attend AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo, the 71st edition of the popular event....

The aging population has increased the need for healthcare services as older individuals require more medical services and care....

Tracking down all the quality measures necessary to run a safe, efficient surgery center can feel like an impossible task for busy ASC leaders....

Outpatient surgery centers have earned a reputation among healthcare providers for being “easier” places to work because the patients are relatively healthy...

When Elizabeth “Betsy” Dovec, bariatric surgeon and subject of this month’s cover story, gave me some of the details on what she’d invested to build the...

As drug shortages continue to impact healthcare facilities across the country, global accreditation organization QUAD A offers helpful suggestions about what to do if...

When staff education gets stale or boring, engagement falters and compliance often declines....

Two perioperative nurses noted stress and anxiety among many patients who were about to undergo local anesthesia cases at the surgery center at Penn Presbyterian...

Two anesthesiologists are on duty every day at Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM) Surgery Center at MidTowne in Grand Rapids....

For 15 years, cardiovascular procedures have been performed in outpatient settings such as office-based labs (OBLs) and ASCs, starting with peripheral vascular...

There has been an enormous amount of media attention and general buzz surrounding the new glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1) medications semaglutide...

Surgical items are left in patients more frequently than you might think....

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