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May 2015

Hospital Sues Olympus Over Duodenoscope Infections

Seattle's Virginia Mason sides with patient's widow in pending legal battle.

Published: May 14, 2015

Hospital Must Pay $21M for Performing Unnecessary Brain Surgery

Elderly woman lands in the OR after alleged CT scan mix-up.

Published: May 14, 2015

Don't Put Phones Before Patients

Surgical safety group promotes cautious perioperative use of electronic gadgets.

Published: May 13, 2015

Oldest Practicing Nurse Turns 90

See co-workers celebrate the indomitable SeeSee Rigney.

Published: May 12, 2015

Access MediQuip Calls It Quits

You'll have to look elsewhere for your orthopedic and spinal implants.

Published: May 11, 2015

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April 2015

Stanford Health Employee Accused of Molesting Sedated Patients

Co-workers at surgery center called police after witnessing "inappropriate touching."

Published: April 30, 2015

Study: Lack of Access to Surgery a Global Crisis

Routine procedures could save millions of lives annually.

Published: April 29, 2015

Did "Sleep Attack" Cause Surgical Error

Surgeon with sleep apnea accused of malpractice.

Published: April 28, 2015

New Service Ranks Surgeons and Surgery Centers

Exclusive Surgeries Network offers a way for surgeons and centers to connect with patients.

Published: April 27, 2015

Bill Could Force Facilities to Video Surgeries

Patients given anesthesia would have the choice.

Published: April 24, 2015

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March 2015

Olympus Issues New Duodenoscope Reprocessing Instructions

New guidelines focus on problematic elevator channel.

Published: March 26, 2015

Weather or Not

Does severe weather ever scrub your surgical schedule?

Published: March 25, 2015

Dentist Accused of Leaving Sedated Kids Alone

One wandered in the waiting room; the other called his mother.

Published: March 23, 2015

244 ASCs Will Be Part of Tenet-USPI Joint Venture

The Tenet-USPI joint venture will be the largest provider of ambulatory surgery in the United States.

Published: March 23, 2015

HHS Suggests CMS Implement Site-Neutral Payments for Outpatient Surgery

So far, CMS has disagreed with the suggestion to cut hospital payments to ASC rates.

Published: March 17, 2015

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