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Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Wikimedia Commons

New King of the Ambulatory Surgical Jungle

For 40 years, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) have been an oasis for surgeons who want to own their own means of production, control their practices and realize the financial benefits of owning facilities. But on March 23, 2015, Tenet Healthcare became the King of a fragmented ASC jungle as “Big Health” begins the march towards consolidation.

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Lukianov

Alex Lukianov / Courtesy of NuVasive
Alex Lukianov / Courtesy of NuVasive

Alex Lukianov, former CEO of NuVasive has left the building. The news is both sobering and surprising. We have great affection and admiration for Lukianov so we know these are very difficult times for all concerned. On another level, however, this prompts some reflection about the broader issue of leadership.

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