Center Spotlight: Cornerstone Surgicare of Pensacola, FL
March 16, 2017
Located in Pensacola, Florida, Cornerstone Surgicare is a new surgical facility that provides outpatient surgery services to Escambia County and the surrounding areas. This sleek, contemporary styled facility provides a comfortable, professional atmosphere suitable for all age groups. The facility has some of the most advance and innovative surgical equipment in the world. This includes high de...
Welcome Dr. Saima Ismaili to Lowcountry Ambulatory Center!
February 27, 2017
Lowcountry Ambulatory Center welcomes Dr. Saima Ismaili as its newest surgeon. Dr. Ismaili practices as a podiatrist at Carolina Foot Centers. She obtained her podiatric degree at the Dr. William M. School College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, which she graduated from in 2006. Her post-graduate training consisted of two years of medical and surg...
Employee Spotlight: Staci Merritt, Nurse Manager at Moore Orthopaedic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center
February 10, 2017
This month’s employee spotlight is Staci Merritt, Nurse Manager at Moore Orthopaedic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center. This year, Staci has been at Moore for 6 years. She has been in nursing for 20 years now. She received her AA in Nursing from Midlands and her BSN from Lander University. Staci loves her job because of the people she gets to work with. She enjoys the staff, helping patients a...
Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Bielsky of Lowcountry Ambulatory Center
February 1, 2017
Dr. Stephen Bielsky is a Charleston SC native. He completed his undergraduate degree at Emory University, where he also earned his MD. Dr. Bielsky trained at the Medical College of Virginia and returned to Charleston in 1979. He practiced solo for 13 years before joining the practice of Drs. Sanders, Delporto and Ramsay. In 2006 Dr. Bielsky became one of the original practitioners at Lowcountry Ur...
New Physician Spotlight: Chetan S. Deshpande from Paulsen Street Surgery Center
January 20, 2017
Chetan S. Deshpande, M.D., is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in orthopaedic trauma, joint replacement, and complex limb reconstruction. Double majoring in Marine Biology and Secondary Education at Boston University, he then attended New York Medical College where he received his doctorate. After completing his internship and residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Cen...
Employee Spotlight: Laura Clendenin, RN at Lowcountry Ambulatory Center
January 19, 2017
Laura Clendenin started at Lowcountry Ambulatory Center (LAC) in September 2015. She graduated from Trident Technical College and then returned to Chamberlain University to receive her Bachelor' degree in Nursing. During her time at LAC, Laura has worked as the only full time OR circulator, the pre-admissions testing nurse, PACU, and scrubs in for many cases. It is clear that Laura is always will...
Center Spotlight: Moore Orthopaedic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center of Lexington, SC
January 12, 2017
Moore Orthopaedic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center first opened its doors on December 12, 2007 and they haven’t looked back. The center, located in Lexington, South Carolina on Saluda Pointe Drive, was named after Dr. Austin Moore. Dr. Moore performed the first metallic hip replacement surgery on September 28, 1940 at Columbia Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Moore is famous for t...
Employee Spotlight: Kathy Cunningham, Nurse Manager at Paulsen Street Surgery Center
January 6, 2017
This month's Nurse Manager Spotlight is Kathy Cunningham, Nurse Manager at Paulsen Street Surgery Center (PSSC). We chose Kathy because of her great leadership and patience. Many people on the staff said there was no one more deserving. Kathy attended Armstrong State College and graduated in 1984 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has been married to her husband, Larry for 32 years a...
Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Bradley Presnal of Moore Orthopeadic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center
December 29, 2016
This month, PPH is spotlighting Dr. Bradley Presnal at Moore Orthopeadic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center. Dr. Presnal has been with Moore for many years and works for Palmetto Health Medical Group. Bradley P. Presnal, MD, received his medical degree from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine in College Station. He completed his internship with the University of South Carolina Schoo...
Welcome Dr. Clark Metzger to Cornerstone Surgicare!
December 22, 2016
Cornerstone Surgicare welcomes Dr. Clark Metzger as its newest orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Metzger specializes in spinal surgery and practices at NeuroMicroSpine in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Clark S. Metzger received his undergraduate education at Louisiana State University from 1977 to 1980, and was admitted to the University of Tennessee center for the Health Sciences without an undergraduate degree to ...
Center Spotlight: Lowcountry Ambulatory Center of Charleston, South Carolina
December 19, 2016
Lowcountry Ambulatory Center is a multispecialty facility that opened its doors to their first patient on February 28, 2014 and from there they have continued to grow, having since cared for over 4500 patients to date. The center has two operating rooms and one procedure room with a primary focus on Urology and Podiatry procedures. Lowcountry Ambulatory Center has an amazing team of nineteen f...
Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Michael Gilmore recognized by Florida Players Network Business Spotlight
December 6, 2016
Dr. Michael Gilmore and Panhandle Orthopaedics were recently recognized by the Florida Players Network. Check out the FPN Business Spotlight below. UF All-America Football Player A native of Chipley, Fl...
Employee Spotlight: Laura Caraway, Nurse Manager at Surgical Center of the Rockies
December 2, 2016
This month's Nurse Manager Spotlight is Laura Caraway, Nurse Manager at Surgical Center of the Rockies (SCOR). We chose Laura as our first employee spotlight because Laura has been such a hard worker these past 3 years at SCOR and is very loved by her staff. Stacy Deno, Business Office Coordinator at SCOR, provided us with her thoughts on Laura. "Good things come from small towns and th...
Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Gerald Chai, D.O. Orthopeadics
November 21, 2016
This weeks doctor spotlight is Dr. Gerald Chai at Paulsen Street Surgery Center. Dr. Chai specializes in pain management and therapy services. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and graduate degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Mercy Hospital and his internship at Georgetown. Gerald Chai, D.O., is double board...
Welcome Dr. Justin Ellett to Lowcountry Ambulatory Center
November 16, 2016
Practice Partners is excited to welcome our new urologist, Dr. Justin Ellett, to Lowcountry Ambulatory Center. We are looking forward to working with you at the center! Dr. Ellett was born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended Hampden-Sydney College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in mathematics and biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then completed the MD/PhD program at t...
PPH would like to recognize Surgical Center of the Rockies veterans
November 11, 2016
PPH would like to thank our veterans at Surgical Center of the Rockies. Dr. Ky Kobayashi, Dr. Karl Larsen, and Dr. Matthew Javernick served our country and cared for those in combat zones. Dr. Ky Kobayashi graduated from the US Air Force Academy and then served in the Air Force for many years. He has extensive experience in combat casualty care from his multiple deployments where he served in ...
Congratulations to Total Pain Care of Meridian, MS on passing AAAHC Accreditation!
November 10, 2016
We are extremely happy for Total Pain Care (TPC) on their achievement of a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), with Medicare Deemed Status. Every three years, each center undergoes AAAHC accreditation. On July 19th, 2016, AAAHC recognized TPC for providing high-quality c...
Lee Anne presenting at CASA’s 9th Annual Seminar
November 2, 2016
Lee Anne Blackwell, VP of Clinical Services, will be presenting at California Ambulatory Surgery Association's 9th Annual Seminar. The seminar will be from November 9-10, 2016 in Costa Mesa, California. The event will cover infection prevention and surveillance in the ASC. Lee Anne is presenting on the Components of an Infection Prevention Plan. We are extremely proud of Lee Anne and all she does ...
Dr. Mark Giovanini performs 1st spine surgery with Avenue T
November 1, 2016
Pensacola, Fla. based NeuroMicroSpine's Mark Giovanini, MD, performed the first outpatient transformational lumbar interbody fusion with the FDA-approved Avenue T device from Zimmer Biomet. Dr. Mark Giovanini is a physician partner in Cornerstone Surgical Center. Practice Partners in Healthcare (PPH) and the Cornerstone clinical staff support Dr. Giovanni in both major spine and pain cases. Fo...
Paulsen Street Surgery Center passed AAAHC Accreditation on September 20, 2016!
October 27, 2016
We are very proud of Paulsen Street Surgery Center (PSSC) on their achievement of a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), with Medicare Deemed Status. AAAHC recognizes centers that provide the highest quality care. This accreditation is completed by an external source. At Practice Partners in Healthcare (PPH), we highly value the achieveme...
Larry Taylor presenting at Becker’s ASC 23rd Annual Meeting- The Business and Operations of ASCs
October 24, 2016
Larry Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, is presenting in the Orthopedics Roundtable at Becker’s ASC 23rd Annual meeting this Friday, October, 28th. He will be discussing the Business of Orthopedics with Allston Stubbs, MD, Wake Forrest Baptist, Dennis O’Donnell, MHA, PT, President, popHealth Strategies; EVP, Pinpoint Care and will be moderated by Timothy Fry, JD, Associate McGuire...
Congratulations to our team at Surgical Center of the Rockies for achieving AAAHC Accreditation!
October 21, 2016
Surgical Center of the Rockies (SCOR) has achieved a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), with Medicare Deemed Status. This accreditation recognizes this center as providing exceptional quality care to its patients and is evaluated by an external source. At Practice Partners in Healthcare (PPH), we highly value the achievement of accredi...
Welcome Dr. Evan Siegall to Paulsen Street Surgery Center
October 19, 2016
PPH would like to welcome a new surgeon to our center, Paulsen Street Surgery Center, in Savannah, GA. We are looking forward to working with him and his specialty of Pediatric Orthopeadics. Evan Siegall, M.D. attended the University of Florida before completing his internship and residency at the Atlanta Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. It was during this time that Dr. ...
Cornerstone Surgicare, LLC achieved accreditation by the AAAHC on June 1st, 2016
October 11, 2016
Cornerstone Surgicare, LLC has achieved a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), with Medicare Deemed Status. Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. “Practice Partne...
Alabama Association Of Ambulatory Surgery Center Presentation
October 10, 2016
Lee Anne Blackwell, VP of Clinical Services, presented at that Alabama Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC) on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 on the critical topic of infection control. The AAASC's mission is to enhance the quality of care, maintain high standards of professionalism, and provide a unified voice for Alabama Ambulatory Surgery Centers through education, networking, and ...
Lee Anne Blackwell attends AORN Executive Round Table for Ambulatory Surgery Center Nurse Execuives
October 6, 2016
Lee Anne Blackwell, Practice Partners' VP of Clinical Services, was invited to participate in the ASC Executive Roundtable, October 3-4, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. AORN recognizes the nurses who are highly skilled in patient assessments and who can implement a broad range of nursing interventions in a variety of situations. The meeting focused on best practices and solutions to the main chall...
Lee Anne Blackwell, VP of Clinical Services, presented at SCASCA’s Infection Control Seminar, Sept. 24th, 2016
October 4, 2016
Practice Partner's Lee Anne Blackwell, VP of Clinical Services, presented at SCASCA's Infection Control Seminar September 24th, 2016. Lee Anne's presentation, "Your ASC Infection Control Plan - How to Conduct an Infection Control Assessment" was designed with the ASC staff member in mind. Attendees reviewed regulatory requirements of the ASC's infection control program, including what you need to ...
Orthopaedic surgeon leader to know: Dr. David Weinstein of Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence
October 4, 2016
PPH is honored to have Dr. David Weinstein as one of several orthopaedic physician partners in Surgical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Weinstein served as Head Team Physician for the US Olympic Teams for over ten years and most recently as Head Team Physician for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Becker's ASC Review featured Dr. Weinstein as an orthopaedic surgeon lea...
Larry Taylor, President & CEO of Practice Partners in Healthcare, among 43 ASC company CEOs to know.
October 4, 2016
Congratulations Larry for being a recognized leader in the ASC industry. Larry is Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), the national membership association that represents ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and provides advocacy and resources to assist ASCs in delivering high quality, cost-effective ambulatory surgery to all the patients th...
Dr. Mark Giovanini: Spine Surgeon Leader to Know
September 16, 2016
Dr. Mark Giovanini of Neuromicrospine in Pensacola, Florida is a physician partner in Cornerstone Surgical Center. Practice Partners in Healthcare (PPH) and the Cornerstone clinical sta...
10 Key Areas for CMS Deemed Status Accreditation of Surgery Centers
September 8, 2016
In preparation for deemed status accreditation of surgery centers for Medicare or Medicaid programs, your surgery center must comply with the Medicare Conditions for Coverage (CfC) requirements set forth in the ASC federal regulations (Title 42 CFR 416 Subparts A - C). Your ASC can achieve this status by participating in a Medicare deemed status accreditation survey provided by a nationally rec...
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