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  1. Borland Groover to open endoscopy center in Florida

    Borland Groover is opening an endoscopy center in St. Augustine, Fla.
  2. FDA recalls heart pump battery packs & 7 more supply chain updates

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  3. Top 25 states for surgical techs

    West Virginia is ranked the top state in the country for surgical technicians to live and work by job market research company Zippia.
  1. Global Nephrology Solutions launches outpatient kidney surgical division with acquisition of 3 Arizona ASCs

    Global Nephrology Solutions has launched an outpatient kidney surgical division with the acquisition of three Arizona ASCs, the physician-led company said Nov. 8.
  2. Ohio ASC adds general, gynecologic robotic surgery program

    Dublin (Ohio) Surgery Center recently added robotic-assisted general and gynecological surgery programs, Surgical Care Affiliates, its parent organization, said Nov. 9.
  3. Top 25 states for cardiologists

    North Dakota is ranked the top state in the country for cardiologists to live and work by job market research company Zippia.
  4. Consolidation is the key to growth, says ASC admin

    The ASC landscape has seen steady growth over the past decade, but the pandemic introduced heightened uncertainty into planning for the future. Meredith Warf, vice president of ASC operations at U.S. Orthopaedic Partners in Madison, Miss., told "Becker's ASC Review Podcast" that she thinks consolidation can be a reliable strategy for ASCs.

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  1. Methodist Healthcare building ASC in Texas

    Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio broke ground on a project featuring a hospital, medical office building and ASC. 
  2. Montana governor offering monoclonal antibody clinic at an ASC

    Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is opening a state-sponsored monoclonal antibody clinic at an ASC in Missoula, the governor's office said Nov. 8.
  3. CMS flip-flopping adds to physician burnout, says ASC leader

    Surveys show that physician burnout is a growing problem, with nearly half of those working in outpatient settings reporting they're feeling burned out. David Rothbart, MD, president of Spine Team Texas in Southlake, told "Becker's ASC Review Podcast" CMS is partially to blame.
  4. Georgia ASCs, anesthesia providers to pay $28M to resolve kickback allegations

    Three anesthesia providers and several Georgia ASCs, along with their physician-owners and an administrator, agreed to pay more than $28 million to resolve allegations that they entered kickback agreements, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia said Nov. 9. 

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  1. 'The ASC industry is in a very strong position': 4 admins on recruiting talent

    Some ASCs struggle to recruit staff amid the competition of hospitals' deeper pockets, but physician ownership and efficient schedules can give centers leverage. 
  2. Construction begins on Utah joint-venture ASC

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare broke ground on a Saratoga Springs, Utah, campus that will hold an ASC, according to a Nov. 8 report by ABC affiliate KTVX.
  3. Officials break ground on $19.3M Michigan ASC

    Bronson Healthcare kicked off construction on its new ASC in Kalamazoo, Mich., where the company is headquartered, according to a Nov. 8 news release.
  4. Pardee UNC Health Care breaks ground on ASC

    Hendersonville, N.C.-based Pardee UNC Health Care is building an ASC in Mills River, N.C., according to a Nov. 8 report from local outlet WMYA.
  5. CMS finalizes 2022 rule for colorectal cancer screenings

    CMS finalized a rule Nov. 2 that changes the requirement of coinsurance when practitioners at hospital outpatient departments and ASCs remove polyps during a colorectal cancer screening. 
  6. $1.2B deal will give USPI 90+ SurgCenter Development ASCs

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare will acquire SurgCenter Development and its more than 90 ASCs for approximately $1.2 billion, the company said Nov. 8. 
  7. Surgery Partners prices $279M in public offering — 5 details

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners on Nov. 9 announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 6 million shares of its common stock at $46.50 per share.
  8. Vascular Care Group opens Massachusetts location

    Vascular Care Group has expanded in Massachusetts with the opening of a location in Worcester.
  9. EyeSouth Partners' growth in 2021

    Atlanta-based EyeSouth Partners has made several moves to grow its company this year.

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