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Antonia Finlayson

Antonia Finlayson

Vice president of marketing for 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. Prior to Medline, Finlayson was a global marketing and product manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. She is a member of PWH, LPA, ASCA and AALAS.


How to Achieve Growth in an Era of Consumerism and Online Reviews

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In the latest wave of change in healthcare, payers are actively steering patients to lower sites of care across many procedural areas. Anthem has restricted MRI and CT scans provided in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) in several states and plans to roll out those restrictions to 13 states this year. It has announced restrictions for emergency room care, as well. … Read More

Four Trends Driving Hospital-ASC Partnerships

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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are no longer free from the wave of healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As.) In 2015, Tenet Healthcare Corp. combined with United Surgical Partners International to form the nation’s largest provider of ambulatory surgery.1 Last year, AMSURG merged with Envision Healthcare.2 In January, Optum announced a $2.3 billion deal to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates.3 There’s a momentous shift … Read More

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