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Surgery Center Management News from HealthCrest

With the ever changing nature of the healthcare industry, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on recent surgery center management news. However, we strive to stay informed in all areas of medical business, and take pride in sharing these reports with you. Discover the latest insights from HealthCrest and our partners, and feel free to share news that interests you with colleagues who may be interested.

7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 10, 2018

Cumberland Valley Surgery Center completes 1st opioid-free TJR 
Hagerstown, Md.-based Cumberland Valley Surgery Center completed its first total knee replacement without using opioids. The surgery center staff began planning for the procedure in November 2017 and performed it successfully at the end of April. To facilitate pain management, the surgeons implanted a pump into the top of the patient's knee, which released a numbing medicine for three days after the procedure.

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Hagerstown surgery center completes first total knee replacement without narcotics

Teresa Jensen, 54, was always an avid runner. She completed the JFK 50 Mile race four times and always tried to stay fit and healthy. When Jensen found out that she had to have a total knee replacement, the last thing she wanted was to be off her feet for too long. Her doctor said she was the perfect candidate for a new program being launched at Cumberland Valley Surgery Center in Hagerstown. It would allow her to go home the same day of her surgery.

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Frederick doctors perform complete knee replacement surgery without the use of opioids

If you talk to his doctors, you’ll learn there’s a lot that’s exceptional about Michael Derflinger. For John Baker, a physical therapist and the owner of Baker Rehab Group in Frederick, it’s the fact that his 64-year-old patient was able to undergo a complete knee replacement surgery — without the use of opioids — on March 27. 

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Physicians perform TKR surgery sans opioids at Frederick Surgical Center — 7 insights

A group of physicians in Frederick, Md., completed their first total knee replacement surgery without narcotics, Frederick News Post reports.
Here are seven insights.
1. The procedure was performed March 27 at Frederick Surgical Center.
2. The medical team included Eric Shepard, MD, the director of anesthesia for Frederick Surgical Center, and Robert Fisher, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Monocacy Health Partners in Frederick.

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HealthCrest Surgical Partners acquires ASCs with over 75 years of healthcare experience behind the management team

Oklahoma City, Nov. 3, 2016 – HealthCrest Surgical Partners, LLC (“HealthCrest”) has acquired non-controlling equity interests in seven ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”), management rights to those seven ASCs as well as two others, and substantially all the assets of Foundation Surgery Management, LLC from Foundation HealthCare, Inc. (OTCQB: FDNH).  As part of the purchase, HealthCrest acquires 100% of the stock of somniTech Inc. which manages over 50 sleep labs in hospitals as well as 100% of the equity in Foundation Surgery Holdings, LLC (“FSH”) which acquires ASCs.

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