Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. U of Florida breaks ground on surgery center expansion

    Gainesville-based University of Florida Health broke ground on a 23-hour unit expansion at its surgery center, the UF Health Surgical Center. 
  2. OrthoIllinois withdraws proposal for Wisconsin ASC after controversy

    OrthoIllinois withdrew its application to build an ASC in Beloit, Wis., after a monthslong controversy over planning and zoning, the Beloit Daily News reported April 12. 
  3. Hospitals aren't rushing to buy ASCs; here's what's happening instead

    The pandemic accelerated the migration of surgical procedures to the outpatient setting, and many hospital executives are expanding their outpatient strategies. But that doesn't mean they're eager to buy ASCs.

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  1. 10 GIs to know

    Here are 10 more gastroenterologists to know:
  2. 5 key updates in ENT in the past 60 days

    Here are five key updates from ENT companies and practices over the past two months:
  3. Brooklyn Hospital Center moves forward with $1B ASC development, campus renovation

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City is now interviewing private development partners for the $1 billion renovation of its campus and the development of an ASC and outpatient diagnostic center, according to Real Estate Weekly.
  4. 7 reimbursement updates for ASCs, key insights

    Here are seven reimbursement updates for ASCs from the first quarter:

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

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  1. Meridian sells California medical office building with ASC

    Meridian has sold a 57,573-square-foot medical office building with an ASC in Laguna Hills, Calif. 
  2. New Maine law requires payers to cover CRNA anesthesia services

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a law April 6 that requires certified registered nurse anesthetist services be covered and reimbursed by payers.
  3. Kentucky hospital building $16M surgery center

    Hartford, Ky.-based Ohio County Healthcare is adding a $16 million surgery center, which is expected to break ground mid-fall. 
  4. Florida legislature providing protection to ASCs for COVID-19 liability claims

    The Florida legislature passed a law March 29 to provide legal shields for healthcare providers, including ASCs, against COVID-19 liability claims, the National Law Review reported April 9.

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. FDA clears Medtronic's AI colonoscopy system

    The FDA granted de novo clearance for Medtronic's first artificial intelligence system for colonoscopies.
  2. $3M urology ASC opens in Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia-based MidLantic Urology opened a $3 million ASC in Wayne, Pa., MyChesCo reported April 9.
  3. HCA Healthcare ASC breaks ground in Texas

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare broke ground on a 19,000-square-foot ASC in Willis, Texas.
  4. Kaiser building $25M facility with ASC in Virginia — 4 insights

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is building a $25 million facility with an ASC in Woodbridge, Va.
  5. Ophthalmologist lands $100K investment on 'Shark Tank'

    Anika Goodwin, MD, an ophthalmologist from Greensboro, N.C., walked away from her appearance on the entrepreneurial-themed reality TV show Shark Tank with a $100,000 investment in her beauty products company, according to an ABC 11 report.
  6. The ASC/OBL cardiology model — 2 industry experts answer 5 Qs

    Changing federal and state rules are driving a rapid migration of cardiology procedures to the outpatient setting, according to ECG Management Consultants Principal Naya Kehayes and Associate Principal Sean Hartzell.
  7. A closer look at today's ASC landscape: Key observations from 4 industry experts

    Today's healthcare environment is rife with opportunities for ASCs and hospitals — but these opportunities go hand-in-hand with a number of challenges and implications for the industry's future.
  8. Physician noncompete clauses: 4 observations

    Physician noncompete clauses are common, and getting out of them is a challenge, according to a report from Medscape.
  9. Regent Surgical Health's case migration strategy: Q&A

    Regent Surgical Health's recent partnerships with TowerBrook Capital and Ascension Capital show the company's growing commitment to ASCs.   

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