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  1. The most notable deals for ASCs, physician practice management in 2019 + why transactions were down

    The number of transactions in the ASC and physician practice management sector dipped from 182 in 2018 to 172 in 2019, Hammond Hanlon Camp reported in late January.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Maine hospital to add medical office building as part of $536M project

    Portland-based Maine Medical Center is commencing a multiphase project to build a 270,000-square-foot inpatient tower, develop a parking garage, expand the hospital's East Tower and erect a 110,000-square-foot medical office building, Boston Real Estate Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Military transitioning 2 care centers to ASCs, expanding scope of others — 3 insights

    The U.S. Department of Defense is turning two of its facilities into ASCs and converting two ASCs into outpatient facilities for eligible beneficiaries, the Marine Corps Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Surgery center developer opening 1st cardiology ASC — 4 details

    Surgical Management Professionals is opening its first cardiology ASC, according to President and CEO Mike Lipomi.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Johnson & Johnson affiliate helped grow GI practices in exchange for drug kickbacks, lawsuit says

    Johnson & Johnson affiliate Janssen is accused of providing free business advisory services to grow gastroenterology practices' infusion suites, which would then boost prescriptions of two Janssen drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Oregon ASC boosts surgery volume after getting robot for knee, hip procedures

    The Oregon Surgical Institute added a surgical robot for hip and knee surgeries, increasing surgical volume in the three months since acquiring the robot last September.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Healthcare tops U.S. News & World Report's best jobs

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 list of 100 best jobs in the U.S., with jobs in the healthcare industry ranking at the top.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. What ASCs should know about coronavirus, possible shortages

    Several ASCs have contacted Infection Control Consulting Services regarding the use of surgical masks and possible shortages caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a Feb. 19 update from the organization.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Missouri surgery center property bought for $19.9M

    Flagler Investment Holdings paid $19.9 million for a healthcare building in Missouri, according to CoStar, a company providing commercial real estate data.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 7 ophthalmology leadership moves

    Seven ophthalmology leadership moves:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 supply chain leaders offer tips for ASCs

    Five industry leaders shared supply chain tips with Becker's ASC Review. Here are their insights:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. The 5 specialists private equity invests in

    A study published in JAMA examined the practice consolidation landscape in regard to private equity-related acquisition from 2013-16.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The 3 factors PE-acquired practices have in common

    A study published in JAMA examined the practice consolidation landscape in regard to private equity-related acquisition from 2013-16.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Leading as a woman in the clinical vs. healthcare business setting: 6 Qs with Merritt Healthcare's Kerri Ubaldi

    Kerri Ubaldi has more than two decades of experience in healthcare, many of them serving in leadership roles both on the clinical and business sides.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. The PE players are back & more: 7 GI industry key notes

    Here are seven updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. West Virginia hospital hosts open house for upcoming $3M ASC

    Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital will open a $3 million ASC in April to alleviate the caseload on its main campus, local Fox affiliate WTOV reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Florida hospital opens $20M emergency room, surgical center — 4 things to know

    Good Samaritan Medical Center opened a new emergency room and surgical center Feb. 14, The Palm Beach Post reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 5 things to know about ophthalmologist salary & employment

    Ophthalmologists are among the top earning specialties, with the majority of them choosing to work in an office based single-specialty group, according to Medscape's 2019 ophthalmologist compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 4 orthopedic, spine ASCs recently opened or announced

    Four orthopedic, spine ASCs recently opened or announced:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Michigan health system building $21M orthopedic & spine ASC

    Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, Mich., is planning an orthopedic ASC to keep up with demand, according to MLive Michigan.  By Rachel Popa -

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