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  1. Who leads Surgery Partners? 20 things to know

    Surgery Partners is one of the largest ASC chains in the U.S. with more than 180 locations nationwide.
  2. FDA releases guidance on COVID-19 vaccine approval: 4 things to know

    The FDA recently delivered guidance for vaccine developers on how effective a COVID-19 vaccine will have to be to win full regulatory approval.
  3. Ransomware attack hits Florida orthopedic practice: 3 details

    Florida Orthopaedic Institute reported a ransomware attack on its servers that impacted patient data.

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  1. 2 healthcare leaders on building an ASC to address a community's needs

    Kingsport, Tenn.-based Holston Medical Group opened MeadowView Surgery Center June 22 and completed its first cases soon thereafter.
  2. How PE Practice Solutions is approaching growth going forward & more: 4 GI industry key notes

    Here are four updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week: 
  3. Engage Surgical releases partial knee implant system, ideal for ASCs

    Privately held orthopedic implant company Engage Surgical released a cementless partial knee replacement system July 1, after receiving FDA approval.
  4. New Jersey surgery center affiliate denied expedited CON for hospital sale

    The New Jersey Department of Health rejected a bid from BMC Hospital to acquire an expedited certificate of need to operate Bayonne (N.J.) Medical Center, The Jersey Journal reports.

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  1. Australian GIs debate whether to test patients with only GI symptoms for COVID-19

    With the addition of several gastrointestinal symptoms to the CDC's recognized symptom list, Australian gastroenterologists are debating whether to test patients presenting with only GI symptoms for COVID-19, newsGP reports.
  2. How Capital Digestive Care weathered COVID-19 & its approach to deal-making going forward

    Capital Digestive Care and its 20 practice locations are heavily entrenched in the mid-Atlantic region, where COVID-19 cases were particularly volatile. Now, as life returns to normal in the region, the group isn't taking any chances and is ensuring a uniform response is consistent across the practice.
  3. CDC data on COVID-19 antibody testing: 4 things to know 

    Results from six antibody testing sites in the U.S. suggest that current COVID-19 case numbers reflect a severe undercount, according to CDC data released June 26.
  4. Walgreens testing smaller store format: 8 things to know

    Walgreens is testing a new type of store that cuts down on square footage and emphasizes the pharmacy. Internally, the pilot project is dubbed "Cooper," according to CNBC. 

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  1. Texas governor suspends electives in 4 more counties

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation June 30 suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in four more counties to ensure beds are available for patients with COVID-19.
  2. Labs warn of test result delays amid coronavirus surges

    Commercial and clinical labs are warning that there may be extended turnaround times for COVID-19 test results amid an uptick in demand for testing as cases rise across the U.S.
  3. 19 spine facilities opening in 2020

    Here are 19 spine facilities that opened or will open this year:
  4. 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.
  5. 18 ASCs opened or announced in June

    18 ASCs were opened or announced in June:
  6. 3 insights from Dr. Michael Byrne on AI in GI 

    NextServices co-founder Praveen Suthrum spoke to Michael Byrne, MD, CEO and founder of gastroenterology-focused artificial intelligence company Satisfai Health and a gastroenterologist, about the potential applications of AI in GI. 
  7. Flagship acquires North Carolina medical office building campus

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Flagship Healthcare Properties acquired three medical office buildings in Hickory, N.C., expanding its home base, HC+O News reports.
  8. Colorado Eye Institute performs new glaucoma treatment

    Colorado Springs-based Colorado Eye Institute successfully used Durysta, a tiny pellet that when injected into the eye releases glaucoma-treating medication over the course of a month, The Gazette reports.
  9. 15 ASC administrators on patient volumes, effects of a 2nd wave

    ASC patient volumes are recovering as centers resume full operations across the U.S.

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