BY SAHELY MUKERJI | OCTOBER 2016
The number of anterior cervical
discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
surgeries, one of the most common
spine procedures performed in the US
today, continues to rise as a result of
the growing elderly population in the
country, says Anthony L. Asher, MD,
ASCA Board member, director of the
Neuroscience Institute at Carolinas
HealthCare System and a senior partner
at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine
Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Names in the News
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites in Canton, Ohio, has become the first ASC in the country to receive the Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, according to a release from the ASC. The ASC is a physician-owned, multi-specialty facility, partnered with SurgCenter Development.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
California Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (CASA) announced the inaugural recipients of the CASA Award for ASC Excellence and the CASA ASC of the Year last week, according to the CASA web site.
Grass Valley Surgery Center, PAMF Mountain View SurgiCenter, Surgecenter of Palo Alto, Surgery Center of Long Beach and West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center received the CASA Award for ASC Excellence and Grass Valley Surgery Center was named the CASA ASC of the Year.