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How 4 ASCs are supporting healthcare accessibility in their communities

ASCs play an important role in healthcare, offering lower-cost alternatives to hospital stays for some procedures.

Four ASC leaders told Becker’s ASC Review how they help ensure healthcare access for their communities, including Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Janet Carlson, MSN, RN. CEO of Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery (Columbia, S.C.): The Surgery Center at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery is constantly assessing and addressing the need for equity and healthcare accessibility in our community by increasing our capacity to provide care for more patients, while ensuring consistent excellent patient outcomes.

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Midlands Janet Carlson is one of ten administrators pushing their ASCs into robotics

Robotics continues to grow in the ASC space, with many centers adopting or adding systems over the past year. Here are 10 leaders at the helm of centers that have pushed into robotics in 2020.

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As in any activity one attempts to master, developing expertise takes time and repetition. Studies confirm that patient outcomes for particular procedures are linked to the volume of those procedures a surgeon performs. We are pleased to be a regional leader in ASC surgery.

  • Total ASC surgeries performed 2006-2020: 43,879
  • Joint Replacement surgeries performed 2012-2020: 3,399
  • Advanced Spine surgeries performed 2012-2020: 968
  • Spine Discectomy & Decompression surgeries performed 2012-2020: 972
  • 62% of all surgery by our physicians is performed in an ASC setting: 3,657 cases in 2020.

Midlands CEO Janet Carlson was one of eight ASC leaders who shared their biggest supply chain challenges with Becker’s ASC Review

Janet Carlson, CEO at The Surgery Center at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery in Columbia (S.C.): The biggest supply chain challenge today is the ever-changing availability of the required items we need to run our operating and procedural rooms at full speed during our busiest time of year in quarter four. My materials management team is very resilient and keeps ordering our full allotment for supplies. However, just because we are given a full allotment does not guarantee that we receive the full allotment ordered. There is a significant disconnect between suppliers and the end user who needs these items to provide excellent and consistent, safe patient care.

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Our own Ivan LaMotta, MD was just featured in Becker’s ASC Review

The Midlands own Dr. Ivan LaMotta was interviewed to discuss his experiences SI-BONE’s technology . Dr. Ivan LaMotta stated ” Prior to SI-BONE, there were no other good surgical alternatives for the treatment of SI joint pathology. During my training, SI joint pain was primarily managed by pain management physicians with endless steroid injections. In the past decade, there has been a growing body of evidence favoring surgical management of chronic SI joint pain. The iFuse clinical trials were the first to demonstrate that adequately selected patients with SI joint dysfunction can benefit from MIS SI joint fusion.”

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Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Spine Surgery

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has selected The Surgery Center at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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3 Surgeons Using Zimmer Biomet’s Rosa in an ASC

The Surgery Center at Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery in Columbia, S.C., has hit the ground running with its new robotics technology.

The freestanding ASC, which is partnered with Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, was the first in South Carolina to use Zimmer Biomet’s Rosa Knee System.

Since the technology was introduced, multiple physicians at the ASC have used it in surgery:

Bernard Kirol, MD
James O’Leary, MD
Slif Ulrich, MD

The Rosa Knee System is designed to improve implant placement, reproducibility and outcomes for total knee replacement

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