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  1. ASC physicians honored among 101 patient favorites

    Richmond, Va.-based Medarva Healthcare recognized 101 physicians for exceptional, patient-centered care with its 2020 Patient Choice Award.
  2. 2 Summit Orthopedics ASCs clinch quality designation — 3 details

    Blue Cross Blue Shield recognized Eagan (Minn.) Surgery Center and Vadnais (Minn.) Heights Surgery Center for excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes.
  3. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.

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  1. Colorado physician breaks ground on surgery center

    Oscar Aguirre, MD, and his team recently broke ground on Milestone Surgery Center in Parker, Colo.
  2. U of New Mexico building $21M orthopedic center

    The University of New Mexico is building a $21 million orthopedic facility at its campus in Rio Rancho, N.M., to unite its clinical and research activities in one building, local NPR affiliate KRWG reports.
  3. Mount Sinai expands GI services — 3 insights

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System leased space in Scarsdale, N.Y., to open Mount Sinai Doctors Westchester, which will expand physician services in the region, Real Estate Weekly reports.
  4. Texas children's hospital opens pavilion with ASC — 4 insights

    Corpus Christi, Texas-based Driscoll Children's Hospital opened a patient pavilion that features a pediatric intensive care unit, a cardiac intensive care unit, and an outpatient surgery center and laboratory, local CBS affiliate Action 10 News reports.

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  1. Louisiana cardiology practice building ASC — 3 insights

    Houma, La.-based Cardiovascular Institute of the South celebrated its 37th anniversary Aug. 15, celebrating 37 years of providing cardiovascular care to southern Louisiana communities, StMaryNow.com reports. 
  2. Pennsylvania surgery center, hospitals erase elective surgery backlog

    Lebanon, Pa.-based North Pointe Surgery Center had a backlog of more than 500 surgeries in May because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but has since caught up, Lancaster Online reports.
  3. New facility to house surgery center affiliated with HCA hospital

    A new facility in Portsmouth, N.H., will be home to New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery.
  4. Envision reports Q2 sales drop 39%, estimates pandemic losses at $166M: 5 details

    Envision Healthcare, the parent company of AmSurg, reported second-quarter losses amid the pandemic, according to a Bloomberg report.

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  1. Surgery Partners names new vice president of integration

    Surgery Partners welcomed Steve Marshall as vice president of integration, according to an Aug. 17 LinkedIn post.
  2. 10 most expensive ASC procedures

    A breast reconstruction procedure was the most expensive procedure done at ASCs in 2019, according to a Definitive Healthcare ranking.
  3. 2 surgical device distributors ink deals with CytoSorbents

    Surgical Partners and InvoSurg entered into separate agreements to commercialize CytoSorb, an extracorporeal cytokine adsorber and the flagship product of CytoSorbents Corp.
  4. North Carolina ASC says PPP loan not as large as government reported & more — 9 ASC industry notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 
  5. Who leads the PE-backed GI platforms?

    Seven gastroenterology platforms have been established in the specialty since May 2016. Here are the main leaders behind each one:
  6. United Digestive CMO Dr. Steven Morris transitioning from role

    Atlanta-based United Digestive founding CMO Steven Morris, MD, is transitioning from the role after a 40-year career, and John Suh, MD, is taking over.
  7. Consolidation trends for ASCs, physicians: 5 new insights

    Five things to know about consolidation among surgery centers and physicians:
  8. FDA publicizes 20 device shortages, 1 discontinuation

    The FDA published a list of medical device shortages and discontinuations that have occurred during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  9. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center opening $26M outpatient surgery, imaging center

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center East Hospital in Columbus is opening a $26 million outpatient surgery and imaging unit as part of its ambulatory surgery-focused expansion, the Highland County Press reports.

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