About Becker's Spine Review


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 Hospital Review, Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Spine Review and Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control publish several lists of outstanding facilities and individuals throughout the year. These lists include the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, 100 Great Hospitals in America and 50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.

Some lists include a nomination process, a period of time in which members of the healthcare community can nominate individuals or organizations for consideration. You can find the nomination schedule and forms by clicking here.

The editorial team researches and develops lists based on objective ratings and rankings as well as subjective criteria, which may include a reputation for innovation, leadership or greatness in the field.

Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com for further questions about the list process and upcoming list nominations.



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
Vice President of Editorial, Becker's Healthcare
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.





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


Molly Gamble
Vice President of Editorial, Becker's Healthcare
Editor-in-Chief, Becker's Hospital Review
Twitter: @mollygamblehr


Ayla Ellison, JD
Managing Editor
Finance, Legal & Regulatory, Transactions & Valuation Issues
Twitter: @bhr_ayla


Emily Rappleye
Managing Editor
Healthcare Policy, Physician Affairs, Health System Governance and Board Relations 
Twitter: @Emily_BHR


Megan Wood
Managing Editor


Brooke Murphy
Custom Content Strategist & Editor
Revenue Cycle Management


Anuja Vaidya
Assistant Editor/List Manager
Healthcare News & Workforce Issues
Twitter: @Anuja89


Mackenzie Bean
Assistant Editor
Supply Chain


Morgan Haefner
Assistant Editor
Payer Issues


Kara Hemphill
Copy Editor


Jessica Kim Cohen
Senior Writer/Reporter
HIT/Revenue Cycle


Kelly Gooch
Senior Writer/Reporter
Finance and Workforce Issues
Twitter: @kgoochBHR


Mackenzie Garrity
Spine, ASC, Dental


Megan Knowles


Shayna Korol


Eric Oliver
Senior Writer/Reporter
ASC and GI


Alia Paavola


Alyssa Rege
Transactions and Finance 


Julie Spitzer


Angie Stewart


Leo Vartorella


Brian Zimmerman
Senior Writer/Reporter




Please contact Jessica Cole, President and CEO, for all advertising and other inquiries.


Please refrain from reproducing Becker's ASC Review content outside the intended context of the article or without acknowledgement to the publication that it originated from.


Linking Policy


Becker's Spine Review promotes and encourages the linking to articles produced for its online publications. When reproducing any content, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Reproduce only the first paragraph of any article
  • Link to the original URL of the content
  • Recognize Becker's Spine Review as the original producer of the content

Please refrain from reproducing Becker's Spine Review content outside the intended context of the article or without acknowledgement to the publication that it originated from.

For hard-copy reprints of single articles or past issues, please contact Megan McCormack at mmcormack@beckershealthcare.com


Submissions/Contributed Content

If you are a healthcare executive interested in submitting an article for Becker's Hospital Review or other Becker's publications, contact Scott Jones at content@beckershealthcare.com for more information and a copy of the editorial guidelines.

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Disclaimer: ASC Communications' publishes a variety of favorable news pieces and lists featuring individual physicians, hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare providers. While ASC Communications often recognizes physicians and organizations for various reasons, ASC Communications does not endorse any individual's or organization's clinical abilities.

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