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  1. 15 notes on Covenant Physician Partners' executive team

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Physician Partners has made several executive hires within the past year, after rebranding from an ASC company to a physician services company. Most recently, the company appointed Mike Field as vice president of physician recruitment on Oct. 8.
  2. Why a patient traveled 1,300 miles for procedure at Oklahoma ASC

    Pennsylvania resident Ruth Clarke traveled 1,300 miles for hip surgery at Surgery Center of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for an operation with upfront pricing she could better afford, Sunday news program Full Measure reported Oct. 3. 
  3. Meridian acquires $81.5 million medical office building with ASC

    Real estate developer Meridian purchased a medical office building with an on-site surgery center in Beverly Hills, Calif., the company announced Oct. 8. 

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  1. First-ever ranking of all 50 states by ASC per capita

    The number of ASCs is growing across the U.S. as patients and payers demand more outpatient surgery, and the national population is growing overall while state populations continue to shift.
  2. Gastroenterology's biggest threats

    Many gastroenterologists are worried about a physician shortage and colonoscopy backlogs in the coming years. 
  3. New York ASC adding facility to expand gastroenterology services

    Buffalo (N.Y.) Surgery Center submitted a certificate of need to expand into a new facility, Buffalo Business First reported Oct. 8. 
  4. Virginia ASC performs its 1st minimally invasive, outpatient prostatectomy

    Chesapeake Regional Surgery Center in Virginia Beach, Va., became the first freestanding ASC in the state to perform a minimally invasive outpatient prostatectomy with the da Vinci Si robotic surgical system, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare said Oct. 7. 

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  1. Ohio hospital breaks ground on $3M medical office building

    Hillsboro, Ohio-based Adena Greenfield Medical Center broke ground on a $3 million medical office building, the center said Oct. 7. 
  2. ASC real estate sold for $6.6M

    A building housing the Specialty Surgery Center in Nashville, Tenn., sold for $6.6 million, Nashville Post reported Oct. 8. 
  3. NRG Oncology launches colorectal cancer prevention study

    Research company NRG Oncology has launched a study to examine patients with a first-diagnosis of adenomas, reported Oct. 6.
  4. Covenant Physician Partners adds VP of physician recruitment

    Covenant Physician Partners has appointed Mike Field as vice president of physician recruitment, the physician services organization said Oct. 8.

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  1. Iowa surgeon sues 21-location clinic for alleged antitrust, monopolistic behavior

    An ophthalmologist has sued an Iowa eye clinic that he previously had ownership in and three of its physician-owners alleging  antitrust violations and monopolistic business practices, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported Oct. 7.
  2. Hawaii CMO sues ASC, hospital over alleged coerced resignation

    Elizabeth Groshong, DO, CMO of Kona (Hawaii) Community Hospital, is suing her employer, alleging that secret recordings of her taken without her knowledge were heavily edited and used to force her resignation, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Oct. 8.
  3. ASC temporarily closes after woman stabbed

    Police locked down Mercy Surgery Center - Springfield (Mo.) on the morning of Oct. 8 after a woman had been stabbed, according to
  4. What ASCs want CMS to consider before issuing vaccination mandate

    CMS plans to issue a rule that will require ASCs, along with all other healthcare providers, to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for staff as a condition of participating in Medicare. 
  5. 6 outpatient spine updates for ASC leaders

    A North Carolina ASC added two robotic-assisted surgical systems one year after opening.
  6. Are COVID-19 vaccination mandates straining ASC staffs?

    With health systems mandating COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers, and CMS expected to mandate staff vaccinations as a condition of participating in Medicare, many ASC leaders are worried about further strains on staffing. 
  7. Arkansas cancer center building ASC

    Construction began this summer on a surgery center on Little Rock, Ark.-based CARTI's cancer treatment campus, the center said. 
  8. 5 trends expected to drive $603B market growth for orthopedic, dental and ophthalmologic materials

    The global biomaterials market will grow at a 17.9 percent compound annual rate through 2031, according to a report from Fremont, Calif.-based market research firm BIS Research. The market was valued at $122.92 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $725.88 billion by 2031.
  9. Cardiovascular Institute of the South names COO

    Houma, La.-based Cardiovascular Institute of the South named Ryan Hebert COO, Biz New Orleans reported Oct. 6. 

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