Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Phoenix medical property with ASC sold

    An outpatient-focused joint venture between Atlanta-based Evergreen Medical Properties and Boston-based Bain Capital Real Estate acquired a Phoenix medical plaza with an ASC.
  2. Multisite surgeons have higher 30-day readmissions than single-site surgeons, study says

    Surgeons who operate at multiple sites have higher 30-day readmission rates than those that only operate at one location, according to a Jan. 4 General Surgery News report.
  3. Jason Guagenti named COO of Central Ohio Urology Group

    Gahanna, Ohio-based Central Ohio Urology Group, an affiliate of private equity-backed U.S. Urology Partners, named Jason Guagenti its new COO.
  1. Georgia eye center joins EyeSouth Partners

    Atlanta-based eye care management services organization EyeSouth Partners has added a Georgia eye center.
  2. California foundation pledges $3M for ASC renovations in memory of philanthropist

    The Wings of Freedom Foundation pledged $3 million to San Andreas, Calif.-based Mark Twain Medical Center to fund renovations of its ASC, Calaveras Enterprise reported Jan. 4. 
  3. Spectrum Vision Partners expands in Pennsylvania with 9-office acquisition

    Spectrum Vision Partners has expanded its Pennsylvania footprint with the addition of Associates in Ophthalmology to the OCLI Vision network, the Garden City, N.Y.-based organization said Jan. 4. 
  4. Lowest-earning physician specialties in the last 5 years

    Many pediatric physician specialties, including infectious diseases and rheumatology, have been among the lowest-earning physician specialties over the last five years. 

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  1. Washington Gastroenterology joins GI Alliance

    Dallas-based GI Alliance has added Washington Gastroenterology to its network, GI Alliance said Jan. 4. 
  2. Eye practice, ASC chain adds 2 groups

    Detroit-based eye care management services organization Sunvera Group, a portfolio company of private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners, has expanded its presence in its hometown area.
  3. UC San Diego breaks ground on outpatient center in multibillion dollar project

    University of California San Diego broke ground on an outpatient center, a part of a multibillion dollar project on its La Jolla (Calif.) campus, American School & University reported Jan. 3. 
  4. Virginia Hospital Center hits construction milestone on outpatient pavilion 

    Virginia Hospital Center recently placed the last beam on its outpatient pavilion in Arlington, The Construction Specifier reported Jan. 3. 

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  1. Mass General Brigham encouraged by cost analysis of $224M ASC plan

    An analysis of Boston-based Mass General Brigham's three planned ASCs forecasts a reduction in healthcare spending for the services they would offer, but opponents of the project argue the analysis omits key details, the Telegram & Gazette reported Jan. 3.
  2. Thousands of healthcare workers quarantined, hospitals forced to cancel nonurgent surgeries

    Thousands of healthcare workers are testing positive for COVID-19, leaving hospitals and medical groups with critical shortages.
  3. 11 ASC, physician practice closures in the past 12 months

    A 23-clinic pain management practice shut its doors, and independent practices in multiple states closed for good.
  4. How 10 eye care chains compare in 2022

    Several ophthalmology groups added practices and providers to their networks in 2021, reaching new milestones and expanding their footprint in the U.S.
  5. Kentucky ASCs now required to use surgical smoke evacuation system 

    Beginning Jan. 1, Kentucky ASCs are required to use a surgical smoke evacuation system during any procedure that generates smoke.  
  6. Florida ASC building sold as part of 4-property portfolio

    Miami-based healthcare real estate firm PrimeMed Realty sold a four-property portfolio including an ASC.
  7. Investments, upgrades & growth: One administrator's plans for 2022

    Alfonso del Granado, administrator of Covenant High Plains Surgery Center in Lubbock, Texas, discussed his priorities and plans for 2022 with Becker's ASC Review. 
  8. United Digestive: 7 moves to know from 2021

    Atlanta-based physician practice management company United Digestive added at least five practices to its network in 2021. 
  9. New Hampshire state senator, gastroenterologist eyes run for governor

    New Hampshire gastroenterologist and state senator from Rye, N.H., Tom Sherman, could be the Democratic pick for governor, The Concord Monitor reported Dec. 31. 

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