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  1. PE-backed Vision Innovation Partners adds Maryland practice

    Vision Innovation Partners, a provider of ophthalmology, optometry and optician services in the Mid-Atlantic region, has acquired Bel-Air, Md.-based Advanced Eye Care, Vision Innovation Partners said Jan. 2. 
  2. RCA expands South Carolina presence

    Southlake, Texas-based Retina Consultants of America bolstered its South Carolina presence with the addition of Retina Consultants of Charleston.
  3. San Diego eye center joins Unifeye Vision Partners

    Dallas-based eyecare network Unifeye Vision Partners completed a partnership with Pendleton Eye Center in Oceanside, Calif.
  1. Wyoming ASC 1st in state to use new da Vinci robot system

    High Plains Surgery Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., reports it's the first ASC in the state to use the newest da Vinci X robot, wyomingnews.com reported Jan. 2. 
  2. PE firm acquires California medical plaza with planned ASC

    Southern California private equity firm IRA Capital has acquired a medical plaza that's planning to add an ASC. 
  3. Joint-venture medical office, campus to fill gap left by hospital closure

    Beaumont-based Christus Southeast Texas Health System plans to build a "mini-medical campus" to provide healthcare services to residents in Orange, Texas, following the closure of a local hospital, Fox affiliate KFDM reported Dec. 31.
  4. Physician vs. healthcare CEO pay: 5 notes

    Healthcare executives and surgeons are often cited as the highest paid people in healthcare, but how do their salaries compare?

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  1. Lehigh Valley acquires multispecialty physician group

    Lehigh Valley Physician Group on Dec. 28 acquired Delta Medix, a Scranton, Pa.-based multispecialty group that performs more than 17,000 surgeries a year.
  2. 160 GIs to know in 2021

    Becker's featured dozens of gastroenterologists from across the country this year.
  3. Fraternal organization to finance $50K for New Jersey ASC

    Members of fraternal organization Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge 1896 presented a check for $25,000 to Cape May Court House, N.J.-based Cape Regional's capital campaign for its new Claire C. Brodesser Surgery Center, The Currents & Gazettes reported Dec. 29. 
  4. Antigen tests may be less sensitive to omicron & 7 more supply chain updates

    Here are eight supply chain updates from the past week:

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  1. 58 joint venture ASCs in 2021 

    Here are 58 joint-venture ASCs Becker's ASC Review has reported on in 2021:
  2. New York health system to add, expand ASCs in 2022

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health has at least two ASC projects on the books for 2022, Buffalo Business First reported Dec. 29.
  3. Robotic knee replacements take longer, cost more, study says

    Robotic-assisted total knee replacements appear to be more expensive and time-consuming than those performed without robots, according to a study published Dec. 21 in The Journal of Arthroplasty.
  4. UI Health adding 200,000-square-foot ASC in Chicago

    Chicago-based University of Illinois Health is building a new ASC in the city, set to open in fall 2022.
  5. 10 predictions for ASCs in 2022

    Consolidation, payer policies, nurse shortages and COVID-19 will continue to loom large for ASCs over the next 12 months.
  6. How opioid-free anesthesia can boost cases, reduce costs at ASCs: Q&A with Dr. Chhaya Patel

    Time is money for ASCs, but patient care must always be the No. 1 priority. The use of opioid-free anesthesia can provide quality pain control while reducing postoperative complications for patients and allow for improved productivity for surgery centers, according to a study published in Urology in Pediatrics.
  7. New daily COVID-19 cases at all-time high & 6 more updates

    Here are seven COVID-19 updates from the last week:
  8. Mass General Brigham's controversial $400M ASC expansion won't raise costs, report says

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham's controversial $400 million plan to build three ASCs would lower healthcare prices, according to an independent report by Sean May, PhD, of Charles River Associates.
  9. USPI: 10 things to know headed into 2022

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, had a strong 2021. Here are 10 developments to know over the last 12 months:

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