From: Becker's Orthopedic Review <>
Subject: [Surgery centers & hospitals edition] Allina Health's nursing strike costs reached $149M in 2016 | Oregon orthopedic practice employee allegedly steals patients' identity to shop online: 5 things to know | Becker's business of spine conf. featuring SCA leader Andrew Hayek. Reg. today! | 12 thoughts for surgery centers - 2017

Feb. 16, 2017

1. Oregon orthopedic practice employee allegedly steals patients' identity to shop online: 5 things to know  Full article

2. Allina Health's nursing strike costs reached $149M in 2016  Full article     

3. Industry leaders featured at Becker's three-day conference focused on the business of spine from June 22-24. Keynote speakers include Surgical Care Affiliates' Andrew Hayek and Former NFL Running Back Marcus Allen. Register today!

4. Whitepaper: What factors should you consider when replacing aging endoscopes? Read this timely case history: "Scoping out a solution: IASIS Health." Click here.   

5. Flower Orthopedics releases FlowerAdvantage Program designed to reduce ASC's cost of care: 3 key notes  Full article

6. Pharma execs: Deregulated FDA will make it harder to get drugs covered by insurers  Full article

7. Webinar: What is PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced and how may it improve bone apposition? Learn more in this upcoming webinar. Click here.

8. Survey: 25% of hospital staff witness expired or recalled product used on a patient  Full article
9. Guilty verdict for neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch for causing 'injury to an elderly person' - 5 things to know  Full article
10. SwitPath: Witnessed and demonstrated - The outpatient joint replacement  Full article     

11. Healthcare leaders pausing MACRA initiatives, survey finds: 5 things to know  Full article 

12. 12 thoughts for surgery centers - 2017  Full article

13. North Tide Capital sells off entire stake in CHS  Full article 
14. Orthopedic surgeon leader to know: Dr. Koco Eaton of Eaton Orthopaedics  Full article          
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20 Companies to Know
1. National Medical Billing Services:

2. Paradigm Spine:
3. North American Partners in Anesthesia:
4. Medline Industries, Inc.:
5. Centinel Spine:
6. Cardinal Health:
7. HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.: 
8. In2itive:
9. Surgical Care Affiliates:
10. Pacira Pharmaceuticals: 
11. Collect RX:
12. Anesthesia Business Consultants:
13. Doc Halo:
14.Meridian Surgical Partners


15. Carl Zeiss Meditec:
17. Arthrex, Inc.
19. McKesson Medical Surgical
20. Regent Surgical Health

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