When it comes to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), the right corporate partnership can make the difference between surviving and thriving. Ophthalmologist Kerry Solomon, M.D., of the Physicians’ Eye Surgery Center in Charleston, S.C., believes that AMSURG has been his center’s key to success.
Patients often go to hospitals for fecal transplants, but according to Paul Allegretti, M.D., many patients are healthy enough to have the procedure performed in endoscopy center or ambulatory surgery
Patient registration can be a cumbersome process. Eye surgery center patients generally have complex health histories, long lists of medications and, of course, less than stellar vision. Collecting patient histories and paperwork is no small challenge.
Early this past year, several AMSURG ophthalmology centers transitioned to online patient registration.
With the advancements in total joint replacement surgery, more procedures are moving to an outpatient setting and starting the conversation of why to consider a surgery center management partnership. “I think it’ll
After several years of moving around the Burton Hills office complex in Nashville’s Green Hills community, it became clear that AMSURG needed a building of its own to continue to grow. That need produced a custom designed space right around the corner. The new location provides capacity for increased customer service, marketing and leadership functions to support the company’s physician and surgery center partners.
Having the ability to compare quality measures for procedures such as a colonoscopy to a national average is an invaluable tool that can provide ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), endoscopy centers and physicians with quantitative proof that they are the best option when it comes to patient care.
“GI is kind of unique because they have, for a long time, worked on establishing standard quality measures for GI,” said Kathy Wilson, vice president of clinical quality services, “So they are well ingrained in having common quality metrics that everybody is familiar with.”
Hurricane season can be a tough time for anyone in the path of a storm, which is why AMSURG provides tools and services to help its surgery centers stay prepared for weather-related facility emergencies and to minimize the repercussions from being hit by extreme weather.
“Of course when a hurricane or whatever does hit, no one is sitting there reading the manual,” said Mike Whitby, director of facilities. “But they remember what to do from the drills. They’re prepared to handle it.”
“Patients are being asked to act as consumers in a marketplace in which price—a fundamental driver of consumer behavior—is often unknown until after the service they purchase has been performed.”
While health facilities continue to wrestle with the rapidly changing health care environment and attempt to evolve and pivot to the changing legal, safety and quality requirements, patients struggle to understand and
NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 20, 2015 – AmSurg Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSG) today announced a proposal to combine with Team Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TMH) in a stock-and-cash merger at a fixed
The merger of AMSURG and Sheridan creates a new powerhouse in health care that combines a strong national presence, leading market positions in multiple service lines and extensive local market expertise.