About Becker's Spine Review

Written by  Administrator | Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00
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Becker's Healthcare is the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders.

Our portfolio includes five industry-leading trade publications:

  • Becker's ASC Review
  • Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
  • Becker's Spine Review
  • Becker's Hospital Review
  • Becker's Dental Review

We take advantage of multiple channels to reach these industry leaders and decision-makers. To see the various offerings within our portfolio of products, as well as information on our company and its leadership, click on the categories below.




Becker's ASC Review. Becker's ASC Review features general business, legal and clinical guidance on topics relevant to outpatient surgery including joint-ventures, development and expansion, and regulatory and compliance issues; as well as analysis and insight for specialties including bariatrics, orthopedics and spine, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, ENT and anesthesiology. Each of the nine annual issues of the publication reaches a qualified audience of more than 25,000 key ASC leaders, including surgeons, medical directors, directors of surgery and ASC administrators. Further, every ASC in the nation receives Becker's ASC Review.

Becker's Spine Review. Becker's Spine Review features news and analysis on business and legal issues relating to spine practices. Each issue of the quarterly publication reaches a qualified audience of approximately 12,500 key spine practice decision-makers including surgeons and spine practice administrators.

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality. Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality provides guidance and analysis on clinical quality, patient safety, infection control and accreditation issues. Each issue of the bimonthly publication reaches a qualified audience of quality and patient safety leaders, including CMOs, CNOs, directors of nursing and other infection control, quality and patient safety specialists.

Becker's Hospital Review. Becker's Hospital Review features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CIOs, etc.), and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each of the 12 annual issues of Becker's Hospital Review reaches a qualified audience of approximately 18,500 healthcare leaders.

Becker's Dental Review. Becker's Dental Review features news and analysis on key business and clinical issues relevant to dental and oral surgery practices. It regularly features insight on the latest industry trends and insight from thought-leaders in the field.



Becker's ASC Review E-Weekly. This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Friday) provides a round-up of the most relevant industry business and legal news affecting the outpatient surgery industry. Each issues provides links to both news and analysis as well as Becker's ASC Review's most popular feature articles, including popular "people to know" and "ASCs to know" lists.

Becker's Spine Business Review E-Weekly.
This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Friday) focuses on covering both inpatient and outpatient spine surgery trends. It regularly features columns with top spine surgeons as well as summaries of spine research, new devices, minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and general trends in spine care.

Becker's Hospital Review E-Weekly. This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Friday) provides a round-up of the most relevant business and legal news affecting hospitals and health systems. Each issue also includes links to Becker's Hospital Review's most popular feature articles from the past week, including popular "people to know" and "hospitals to know" lists.

Becker's Hospital CEO Report E-Weekly. This e-newsletter (sent Tuesdays and Thursdays) provides hospital and health system CEOs and administrators guidance and analysis on pressing issues within hospital and health system management. Each issue contains benchmarking data, the most popular feature articles on hospital management and operations, as well as coverage on best practices, regulatory issues and round-ups of CEO moves and profiles.

Becker's Hospital CFO Report E-Weekly. This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Friday) provides hospital and health system CFOs the latest financial statistics, news and guidance as it relates to the healthcare industry. Each issue provides links to feature articles on hospital operations and profits; capital expenditures and funding sources; coding, billing and claims; the conversion to ICD-10; Medicare and Medicaid recovery audit contractors; and payer news. The e-newsletter is also distributed to revenue cycle specialists, including directors of revenue cycle, revenue cycle managers, coders and billers and claims processors, among others.

Becker's Hospital CIO Report E-Weekly
This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Friday) offers hospital and health system CIOs and other health information technology and management leaders with news and guidance on pressing issues related to HIT/HIM, electronic medical records, meaningful use, privacy and security and more.

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality E-Weekly. This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Thursday) provides guidance and news and analysis on quality, patient safety, infection control, accreditation, process improvement, reducing readmissions and more.


Becker's GI & Endoscopy E-Weekly.  This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Thursday) provides gastroenterologists and GI-driven ambulatory surgery center leaders a round-up of the most relevant news affecting the business and clinical spheres of GI. It regularly features insight from practicing gastroenterologists, as well as information on general trends in GI, new research and more.


Becker's Dental Review E-Weekly.This e-weekly newsletter (sent Monday-Thursday) provides dentists and oral surgeons with the latest in business and clinical news. It regularly features lists and articles on leaders in the field, new technology and more.


Becker's Orthopedic Review E-weekly. This e-newsletter (sent Monday-Friday) focuses on covering both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic surgery trends. It regularly features expertise from the industry as well as summaries of orthopedic research, new devices, orthopedic surgery techniques and general trends in orthopedic care.


ASC Conferences. Becker's Healthcare/ASC Communications also hosts two conference in Chicago, one in October that focuses on ASC development and profits, and one in June the focuses on orthopedics, spine, neurosurgery and pain management in ASCs. Each event offers CME credits and brings 500-600 attendees, including physicians who either own surgery centers or are considering developing or investing in surgery centers. In addition, numerous companies take advantage of exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities. With these conferences, ASC Communications provides the ideal opportunity for CEOs and the senior leadership of the largest and most successful ASC companies to come together with surgeons, administrators and owners of ASCs.

Hospital and Health System CEO Strategy Roundtable. The CEO Strategy Roundtable event takes place each November and features a roundtable of 10-plus hospital and health system CEOs to discuss strategy, challenges and opportunities. The 2013 event is scheduled for Nov. 14th in Chicago.

Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting occurs each spring and brings together hundreds and hospital and health system leaders for networking and educational opportunities. The 5th Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 15-17, 2014, in Chicago. The event will feature industry leaders speaking on key business issues for hospitals and health systems. Keynote speakers include Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO Cleveland Clinic, Forrest Sawyer, former television news Anchor for ABC, CBS, and MSNBC, and Joe Torre, Major League Baseball executive and former manager and player.


ASC Communication's Web sites are www.BeckersASC.com, www.BeckersHospitalReview.com and www.BeckersSpine.com.

These sites are a one-stop shop for information for healthcare leaders. The sites feature archived issues of our print publications, archived E-Weeklies, conference brochures, whitepapers authored by expert sources and breaking business and legal news relevant to the healthcare community. Each website also includes specialty channels, which provide more in-depth coverage into critical topics such as legal and regulatory issues, valuation, anesthesia, specialties and more. They are a key resource for healthcare leaders who want to have all that ASC Communications offers at their fingertips.



Becker's Healthcare hosts a number of webinars throughout the year for healthcare leaders and regard any number of business, regulatory and clinical issues. The flexible formats mean fresh content for attendees, who can join the educational sessions without leaving the comfort of their facilities.

A full list of Becker's Healthcare upcoming webinars is available here.




Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Spine Review,Becker's Hospital Review, and Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control publish a number of lists of outstanding facilities and individuals throughout the year. These lists include the 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, the 100 Great Hospitals in America and the 30 Most Powerful People in Healthcare, as well as a variety of lists on outstanding physicians, healthcare leaders, hospitals and surgery centers.

Some lists include a nomination process, a period of time in which members of the healthcare community can nominate individuals or organizations for consideration. Those nomination processes are publicized through the E-Weekly newsletter of the appropriate publication. For example, the nomination process for Women Hospital & Healthcare Leaders is publicized through the Becker's Hospital Review E-Weekly newsletter, while the nomination process for Women to Know in the ASC Industry is publicized through the Becker's ASC Review e-weekly newsletter.

Other lists — for example, 100 Great Hospitals in America, 100 Great Community Hospitals and 30 Most Powerful People in Healthcare — are compiled through a lengthy research and review process. The editorial team starts a master list of facilities or individuals based on national rankings or original research. The lists compiled without a nomination process are essentially considered "lists of lists," which highlight institutions or individuals that are consistently lauded by other industry ranking companies.

Each list — both those with a nomination process and those without — is vetted through a panel of industry experts. These experts provide feedback on the chosen entries and note any oversights prior to publication. Each list is published on the appropriate publication website, and some lists are also included in the print publication.

To see a schedule of upcoming lists or nominate a surgery center or ASC industry leader, contact Carrie Pallardy at cpallardy@beckershealthcare.com.



Scott Becker, JD, CPA.

Mr. Becker is the publisher of Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Spine Review. As a partner at McGuireWoods in Chicago, he provides counsel to hospitals, ASCs, surgical hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, single- and multi-specialty medical practices and a variety of healthcare industry entrepreneurs. Mr. Becker received his JD from Harvard Law School and his BS in finance and accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jessica Cole
President & CEO

As president & CEO, Jessica is oversees strategic growth, business development and operations for ASC Communications. She has more than nine years of sales, event and marketing experience in different roles. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Marketing and Management. Jessica currently serves on volunteer boards for both Children's Memorial Hospital and Best Buddies Chicago in various leadership capacities.

Katie Atwood

Vice President, Operations


As Vice President of Operations, Katie oversees the operations department with a core focus on client service. Her top priority is providing enhanced customer service and contributing to the growth of client organizations. Katie oversees company recruiting efforts and is responsible for contributing to ongoing company growth. She has served in a variety of business development roles throughout her time at Becker's Healthcare. Katie graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Advertising.



Laura Dyrda

Editor in Chief, Becker's Spine Review/Becker's ASC Review


Laura oversees the editorial direction of Becker's Spine Review, including web content, print editions and E-weeklies. She also has editorial responsibilities for Becker's ASC Review web content, print editions and E-Weeklies. Laura graduated with a BA in creative writing from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and has previous experience writing for the Galesburg Register-Mail. She was editor-in-chief of The Knox Student, which received the General Excellence Award for non-dailies with school enrollment less than 4,000 from the Illinois College Press Association.



Molly Gamble
Editor in Chief, Becker's Hospital Review


Molly oversees monthly issue planning for Becker's Hospital Review. She assigns stories, creates and enforces deadlines, organizes the magazine's print layout and heads development of the magazine's major lists. Molly earned a degree in journalism with a minor in interdisciplinary peace and justice from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She previously wrote for LIVESTRONG Quarterly magazine and held an editor position with her college newspaper, which earned national distinction as the Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper by the Society of Professional Journalists.




Shannon Barnet
Editorial Special Projects
Twitter: @ShannonBarnet


Ayla Ellison
Legal & Regulatory, Health IT, ACOs
Twitter: bhr_ayla

Molly Gamble
Editor in Chief, Becker's Hospital Review
Management and Administration, Leadership
Twitter: @mollygamblehr


Akanksha Jayanthi
Quality & Patient Safety, Supply Chain, Executive Moves
Twitter: @Akanksha_BHR

Laura Dyrda
Editor in Chief, Becker's Spine Review/Becker's ASC Review
Twitter: @LauraMiller19

Heather Punke
Lead Editor, Infection Control & Quality
Integration & Physician Issues, ACOs, Workforce & Labor Management
Twitter: @hpunke_bhr


Tamara Rosin
Editorial Special Projects
Twitter: @TamaraRosin_BHR


Anuja Vaidya
Senior Writer
Anesthesia, Spine, Sports Medicine
Twitter: @Anuja89


Mary Rechtoris
ASC, Orthopedic, Spine
email: mrechtoris@beckershealthcare.com


Max Green
CIO/HIT, Hospital


Megan Wood
ASC, Orthopedic, Spine


Allison Sobczak
ASC, Orthopedic, Spine



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