9 Recent Key Notes on ASC Management & Development Companies – AmSurg, SurgCenter Development & More
Here are nine recent news updates from ambulatory surgery center management and development companies.
During the past year, AmSurg has added femtosecond lasers to nine of its surgery center locations. As a part of AmSurg laser-assisted cataract surgery program, the company helped support implementation and marketing strategy at participating centers.
In August, Constitution Surgery Centers began seeking approval for the expansion of its Constitution Surgery Center East in Waterford, Conn. The plans would add 6,000 square feet to the back of the currently 7,000-square-foot facility and add a 2,500-square-foot second story.
At the beginning of this year, HCA Virginia Health System and OrthoVirginia opened a 70,000-square-foot medical facility, which includes a joint venture outpatient surgery center focused on orthopedics and sports medicine.
Medical Facilities Corporation has announced a cash dividend payment of Cdn$0.09375 per Common Share payable on Oct. 15. The ex-dividend date for this distribution will be Sept. 26.
In July, Medical Facilities Corporation eliminated the role of president, previously held by Larry Teuber, MD, and the leadership responsibilities will be assumed by members of the corporation's senior management team. Dr. Teuber will remain with the corporation as a consultant.
Merritt Healthcare has announced that its River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center has been granted its license from the state of Connecticut Department of Health and is currently operational. River Valley ASC has 15 surgeon partners in multiple specialties.
The Joint Commission recently granted its gold seal of approval to Methodist McKinney Hospital in Texas. The hospital is a joint venture between Nueterra, Methodist Health System and local physicians.
The two physician owners of Southern Sports Surgery Center in Hendersonville, Tenn., have filed a certificate of need for the sale of 38 percent ownership to SurgCenter Development. The two physicians currently own a 50 percent stake each.
The Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Asheville, managed by Symbion Healthcare, in partnership with Metropolitan Medical conducted a cost savings study that determined three gas scavenger devices on their GE Aestive 7100 and determined 10-year cost savings of $17,000.
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