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Antonia Finlayson

Antonia Finlayson

VP Marketing, Specialty Sales

Antonia Finlayson is vice president of marketing for specialty sales at Medline Industries, Inc. She graduated from the University of Illinois and completed her master’s at DePaul University. She is responsible for creating marketing strategies and working with customers to find solutions for ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices, transplant organizations, research facilities and career colleges. Finlayson also owns and creates content for an outpatient facilities’ magazine, Outpatient Outcomes. She is a member of PWH, LPA, ASCA and AALAS.


Who Says Devices Have to Be Single-Use?

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Did you know that centers that reprocess their single-use devices save, on average, $25,000 per operating room per year? With personnel costs increasing and reimbursements not adjusting to supply spend trends, there’s no better way to decrease your case costs and see immediate bottom-line improvement than reprocessing. In today’s healthcare environment, the demand for cost efficiencies that don’t compromise high … Read More

The Power of Teamwork

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Teamwork is integral for any process improvement program, such as a lean assessment, because these are the individuals whom the packs will impact significantly.  However, surgery centers are a stressful environment with multiple assigned roles, and good leaders know that changes affecting day to day operations require buy-in to make it a success.  In the case of the Surgery Center … Read More

4 Challenges Confronting ASC Surgeons

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Challenges exist and opportunities abound. That sums up the current climate for America’s ambulatory surgical centers, according to the ASC surgeons’ roundtable at Becker’s ASC 22nd Annual Meeting – The Business and Operations of ASCs. Hosted by Medline, the October 2015 roundtable invited ASC surgeons/surgeon-owners to discuss the biggest challenges facing their centers and share ideas on how they are … Read More

5 Questions about Refurbished Medical Equipment

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Ambulatory surgery center, smaller hospitals and private practices are increasingly purchasing refurbished or reconditioned medical equipment. With declining reimbursements and rising costs, budgets are getting squeezed. Refurbished equipment can cost 30 to 70 percent less than buying new devices, which can result in saving thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars that can then be used for other important … Read More

What Numbers Can Teach You about Your ASC

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ASC reporting blog 5-20-16

By now we’ve heard about hospitals reporting infection rates and other quality measures for quite some time. But hospitals aren’t the only places where surgeries can occur. What about ambulatory surgery centers? More and more, patients are sent to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) rather than hospitals for certain procedures. So it was only a matter of time until they would … Read More