Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. HCA acquires outpatient urgent care network

    HCA Healthcare acquired MD Now Urgent Care, Florida's largest provider of urgent care services, from Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm Brentwood Associates. 
  2. HCA opens endocrine surgical hospital

    HCA Florida Healthcare opened the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 3.
  3. USPI joint-venture ASC building sold

    Chicago-based Stage Equity Partners sold the TLC Medical Arts Building in Lady Lake, Fla., which houses an ASC.
  1. Meet the new president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Robert Wiggins Jr., MD, has begun his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Newswise reported Jan. 6. 
  2. Omicron surge may peak in January & 6 more COVID-19 updates

    Here are seven COVID-19 updates from the last week:
  3. GI Alliance adds Illinois practice

    Dallas-based GI Alliance has added Digestive Disease Consultants to its network, GI Alliance said Jan. 6. 
  4. Iowa ASC earns Blue Cross Blue Shield distinction for hip, knee replacement 

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based Orthopaedic Outpatient Surgery Center was recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for hip and knee surgery. 

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  1. HCA buys Florida's largest urgent care network; physician-staffed outpatient sector heats up

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare wrapped up 2021 by completing its acquisition of MD Now Urgent Care, Florida's largest network of urgent care centers, expanding its reach into the booming outpatient and primary care sectors.
  2. Highest-earning physician specialties in the last 5 years

    Neurosurgery and thoracic surgery have been the highest-earning physician specialties for the last five years, according to medical professional networking site Doximity. 
  3. PE firm buys Louisiana surgical hospital building for $42M

    Irvine, Calif.-based private equity firm IRA Capital acquired the real estate housing Christus Surgical Hospital in Alexandria, La.
  4. Suburban Dallas property with gastroenterology ASC acquired

    A medical building housing the Digestive Health Center of Allen (Texas) was acquired by real estate company Montecito Medical. 

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  1. Gastro Health kicks off 2022 with 2 deals in Florida, Maryland

    Miami-based Gastro Health is starting off the new year with two major deals in Maryland and Florida, according to two Jan. 5 news releases shared with Becker's ASC Review. 
  2. Top-paid balloon sinuplasty physician indicted in fraud scheme: 3 details

    Anita Louise Jackson, MD, was indicted Jan. 5 for allegedly spearheading a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.
  3. Funds misrouted to 'unknown bank account': Florida GI group hit with data breach, wire fraud

    Bradenton-based Florida Digestive Health Specialists is notifying more than 212,500 individuals of a December 2020 breach involving business email compromise and fraud.
  4. Physician group's $50M lawsuit against SSM Health dismissed

    A judge has dismissed St. Louis Heart and Vascular's lawsuit against SSM Health seeking millions of dollars in damages after the health system terminated the physicians' privileges.
  5. Wisconsin city delays council vote that would pave way for ASCs 

    The Beloit (Wis.) City Council delayed a final vote on a zoning amendment that could pave the way for future ASC development, Beloit Daily News reported Jan. 5. 
  6. North American Partners in Anesthesia expands Maryland services 

    North American Partners in Anesthesia is expanding its anesthesia services through a partnership with Elkton, Md.-based ChristianaCare Union Hospital, the anesthesia provider said Jan. 5.
  7. Patients with male surgeons more likely to have worse outcomes: 5 findings

    A study published Dec. 8 in JAMA Surgery found that both men and women had an increased risk of death when their surgeries were performed by men, with women experiencing worse outcomes overall with male surgeons.
  8. 15 ASC acquisitions in December

    A roundup of ASC purchases that made news last month:
  9. ASC growth drives devicemaker to 1,300% sales increase

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Inspire Medical Systems, maker of the first-ever implantable neurostimulation device to treat obstructive sleep apnea, has seen an explosive growth in sales since 2016.

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