Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 3-group cardiology joint venture forms in South Carolina

    Independent cardiology and vascular practice Anderson (S.C.) Heart partnered with Azura Vascular Care and National Cardiovascular Partners for a joint venture, according to a May 4 release. 
  2. Piedmont Health to acquire ASC through $950M HCA hospital deal

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare agreed to sell four Georgia hospitals to Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, including an ASC, the company announced May 3. 
  3. Orlando Health inks 1st acquisition of 2021 — a multispecialty group with 19 physicians

    Leesburg, Fla.-based FHV Health has been acquired by Orlando Health for an undisclosed price, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

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  1. 4 ASC acquisitions in April

    Becker's ASC Review reported on four acquisitions with ASC buildings in April.
  2. The Joint Commission adds spine surgery certification

    Starting July 1, the Joint Commission will offer advanced certification for spine surgery.
  3. HST Pathways merges with patient management platform

    HST Pathways, a cloud-based software for surgical centers merged with Simple Admit, a patient management platform.
  4. Former ASC administrator named CEO of physician-owned USPI hospital

    United Surgical Partners International affiliate TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital in Houston has named Grant Magness CEO, Community Impact reported May 4.

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  1. $8M joint-venture ASC breaks ground in Arizona

    MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate and Tucson, Ariz.-based TMC HealthCare broke ground on an $8 million ASC on TMC's Rincon campus, REBusiness reported May 4.
  2. USPI supply chain strengthened with HealthTrust partnership renewal

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare renewed its five-year partnership with HealthTrust, a national group purchasing organization, according to a May 4 release. 
  3. Total hip surgeries soared in these 9 states last year

    Surgeons in nine states performed at least 115 percent more total hip replacements in 2020 than in 2019, according to data from Definitive Healthcare.
  4. 9 states with the biggest drop in total hip replacements

    Definitive Healthcare collected data on total hip replacements performed over the last two years by state and the case volume differential.

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  1. Digestive Disease Consultants wrapping up 2nd Florida ASC

    Construction is almost complete on Jacksonville, Fla.-based Digestive Disease Consultants' second Florida ASC, according to a May 3 LinkedIn post by Sauer Construction. 
  2. Johns Hopkins taps Gary Richberg as senior director of surgery center series

    Former ASC administrator Gary Richberg, MSN, CASC, will join Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital May 24 as a leader for its ASCs.
  3. Implant costs a 'race to the bottom' with ASCs, administrator says

    As higher-acuity procedures move to outpatient, ASCs must be sure to consider the cost of implants in commercial payer contracts. 
  4. Physician Partners of America names CEO

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America has named Mark Wade as CEO, according to a May 3 press release. 
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  6. 31 ASCs opened or announced in April

    Becker's ASC Review reported on 31 ASCs opened or announced in April. 
  7. Wisconsin city's ASC zoning laws challenged after OrthoIllinois controversy

    The city council in Beloit, Wis., is considering a zoning change to include an ASC category after a controversy that resulted in OrthoIllinois withdrawing its proposal to build an ASC, Beloit Daily News reported April 29.
  8. California hospital adding ASC next door

    The Regional Medical Center of San Jose (Calif.) has almost completed the construction of an ASC, according to a May 1 LinkedIn post by the hospital.
  9. 3 factors behind recent medical practice closures

    From a shuttered 26-physician practice to multiple Vermont physician practices closing down, Becker's ASC Review has reported on four medical group closures so far this year.

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