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January 2015

Morphine Following Common Childhood Surgery May Be Life Threatening

Study finds that children receiving morphine after tonsillectomy may face fatal breathing problems.

Published: January 26, 2015

Outbreak at Seattle Hospital Infects at Least 35, Suspected in 11 Deaths

Officials say infected scopes had been sterilized according to manufacturers' guidelines.

Published: January 23, 2015

Unfiltered OR Lights Burn Patients at Oregon Hospital

Up to 10 patients suffered mild to severe burns thanks to unfiltered halogen lights, hospital says.

Published: January 22, 2015

Wyoming ASCs' Recovery Care Proposal Iced

Hospital opposition foils plans for outpatient joints.

Published: January 21, 2015

UPDATE: Boston Hospital Surgeon Dies After Shooting

Son of a former patient shot cardiac surgeon twice.

Published: January 20, 2015

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December 2014

What Were Outpatient Surgery Magazine's Most Popular Online Stories of 2014?

We look back at our 10 most-read news items of the year.

Published: December 31, 2014

Chinese Providers Pay Steep Price for Surgical Selfies

Chinese hospital administrators demoted, staff members docked 3 months' pay.

Published: December 30, 2014

Jury Decides Against Doctor Who Suffered Brain Damage After Surgery

Neurologist claims that anesthesia overdose left her unable to continue working.

Published: December 29, 2014

Surgery Center Office Manager Admits to Stealing More Than $150,000

She allegedly used the surgery center's expense accounts to pay for personal expenses.

Published: December 22, 2014

Suit Accuses Physician of Lying About Coverage, Endangering Patient

Patient claims surgeon steered her to his ASC, where procedure to remove fetus went awry.

Published: December 22, 2014

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November 2014

The Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

Alarms still top the list, but with a new emphasis.

Published: November 25, 2014

ASC Administrator Claims Docs Forced Her Out After She Investigated Claims of Sexual Harassment Against Them

Lawsuit alleges doctors retaliated against administrator after she investigated employee claims of sexual harassment.

Published: November 25, 2014

FDA Recommends Black Box Warning for Power Morcellators

Agency says morcellation may spread unsuspected cancer.

Published: November 24, 2014

California Pain Doc Settles Fraudulent Billing Charges for $1.2M

Whistleblower lawsuit uncovered the upcoding of medical services.

Published: November 24, 2014

Alabama Hospital Files Suit to Halt Construction of Competitor's ASC

Medical center claims that competing hospital took too long to start project after obtaining certificate of need in 2009.

Published: November 21, 2014

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