Chris Bishop Joins Regent Surgical Health as President

Healthcare veteran to lead operations, strengthen physician and hospital partnerships WESTCHESTER, Ill., Oct. 27, 2015 —Regent Surgical Health, an industry-leading surgery center management and development company specializing in hospital and physician ambulatory surgery center joint ventures, today announced the hiring of Chris Bishop as the company’s new President. In this role, Bishop will help lead…

The evolution of ASC joint ventures: Key trends for value-based care

As healthcare moves toward value-based care and risk-sharing payment models, hospitals are more interested than ever in joint venture ambulatory surgery centers. Physician-owned and operated ASCs are often more efficient than hospital outpatient departments and provide a higher quality of care at lower costs. Traditionally, hospital executives and ASC physician owners have had an adversarial…

Managing three generations in the ASC workplace

Generational gaps within the workplace are nothing new—how members of different generations relate to one another has challenged employers for decades. Incorporating young talent with more experienced workers can be a delicate balancing act that requires time, skill and strategic planning. There are currently three generations in the workforce, each with a specific, defining set…

Expanding and Remodeling

Requirements and considerations for ASCs By Robert Kurtz Many factors come into play during an ASC expansion and remodeling project, says John Marasco, principal and owner of Marasco & Associates, a health care architecture and consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. “That is why it is imperative to take your time, determine the phases of…

A teachable moment: What ASCs can learn from Access Mediquip closure

When outsourced surgical implant provider Access Mediquip LLC closed its device operations in May, many ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and patients were left in the lurch. Before shuttering its doors, Access Mediquip worked with manufacturers, payers and providers to manage the acquisition, financing, delivery and reimbursement of orthopedic and spinal implants and implantable drug pumps.…