Changes in the Market Create JV Opportunities for Hospitals & Surgery Centers

Technical advances in anesthesia, orthopedic devices, and surgical procedures, coupled with shifting payer models, are making it possible for surgeons to perform more spine and orthopedic procedures in the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) setting. According to Don Phalen, Vice President of Development at Regent Surgical Health, this convergence is changing the game when it comes…

Strategies to Help Surgery Centers Navigate Through OR Nursing Shortage

A recent study published by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020, reveals that the U.S. economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020. Of the 1.6 million job openings, 700,000 will be newly-created opportunities, while 880,000 will result from retirements. The study also found that…

Regent Launches Bundled Payment Strategy in Multiple Markets

Already a thought leader in the shift to value-based care, Regent Surgical Health has launched a bundled payment strategy within the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) marketplace. As part of the program, the company plans to begin managing episodes of care with a bundled payment approach in multiple markets. “When a bundled payment opportunity comes in,…

Regent’s Jeffrey Simmons Weighs in on Issues Facing ASCs During Becker’s Conference

Top issues facing ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders were addressed by a panel of experts at Becker’s Spine Review’s recent 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven Conference in June. The panel included Regent’s Chief Development Officer Jeffrey Simmons, as well as leaders from two ASCs — Jack Jensen, MD, Founder of Houston-based Athletic Orthopedics…

Six Questions to Ask About Surgery in ASCs

It’s a sure sign that a healthcare movement is gaining traction when Consumer Reports takes interest and offers advice to patients and consumers. A recent issue of the publication offered patient tips for getting the best care at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), and shared statistics on ASC case volume, the increasingly complex types of…

Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Endosurgical Center Wins Regent’s Annual Clinical Quality Excellence Award

Regent Surgical Health’s Annual Clinical Quality Excellence Award was recently given to the team at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Endosurgical Center in East Brunswick, NJ. Led by Carol Poppiti, Administrator and Director of Nursing, the center scored higher than any other Regent ASC in the nation on a variety of clinical benchmarks including physician, employee,…

Regent Leaders Selected to Speak at Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic, and Pain Management ASC Conference

Three Regent Surgical Health executives are among more than 235 healthcare industry leaders slated to speak at the 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, conference in Chicago. A world-class ASC event hosted by Becker’s ASC Review and Becker’s Spine Review, the conference is expected to draw more…