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10 ASCs Making the News This Week

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The following are 10 ambulatory surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past week.

Has your ASC made the news lately? Is there a newsworthy announcement you'd like to share? Email Becker's ASC Review Editor Ellie Rizzo at erizzo@beckershealthcare.com with your ASC's news (or the link to it) to have it included in this weekly roundup.


Erie Shriners (Pa.) Ambulatory Surgery Center and Outpatient Specialty Care Center received a $7.38 million bequest from the estate of Fred Burchfield, the largest donation in the center's history.

Jefferson Hospital, part of the Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network, broke ground on its $17 million, 35,750 square-foot addition to its Bethel Park, Pa. outpatient facility.

Columbus (Wisc.) Community Hospital broke ground on an $18.6 million expansion, including a surgery center.

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board cast a split vote, four for and four against, on the Beloit Health System proposal to add a $16.3 million ambulatory surgery center at its NorthPointe Health and Wellness campus in Roscoe, Ill.

Physicians from The Albany (N.Y.) & Saratoga Center for Pain Management and New York Pain Management in Clifton Park received preliminary state approval to build a $1 million pain-focused ASC, the Northway Surgery and Pain Center, to be located in Clifton Park, N.Y.

Three ASCs were featured in a Becker's ASC Review list of ASCs that have acquired robotic orthopedics technology.

Oklahoma City (Okla.)-based Laser Spine Institute's Jeffrey Nees, MD, became the first spine surgeon in the Oklahoma City area to perform a two-level artificial disc replacement at an ambulatory surgery center.

U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) recently toured Raleigh (N.C) Endoscopy Center.

Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center announced a plan to donate free services for veterans waiting for surgical care each quarter,

One-hundred ASC administrators were featured in the Becker's ASC Review annual list, 100 ASC Administrators to Know.

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