Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How 10 eye care chains compare in 2022

    Several ophthalmology groups added practices and providers to their networks in 2021, reaching new milestones and expanding their footprint in the U.S.
  2. Kentucky ASCs now required to use surgical smoke evacuation system 

    Beginning Jan. 1, Kentucky ASCs are required to use a surgical smoke evacuation system during any procedure that generates smoke.  
  3. Florida ASC building sold as part of 4-property portfolio

    Miami-based healthcare real estate firm PrimeMed Realty sold a four-property portfolio including an ASC.
  1. Investments, upgrades & growth: One administrator's plans for 2022

    Alfonso del Granado, administrator of Covenant High Plains Surgery Center in Lubbock, Texas, discussed his priorities and plans for 2022 with Becker's ASC Review. 
  2. United Digestive: 7 moves to know from 2021

    Atlanta-based physician practice management company United Digestive added at least five practices to its network in 2021. 
  3. New Hampshire state senator, gastroenterologist eyes run for governor

    New Hampshire gastroenterologist and state senator from Rye, N.H., Tom Sherman, could be the Democratic pick for governor, The Concord Monitor reported Dec. 31. 
  4. PE-backed Vision Innovation Partners adds Maryland practice

    Vision Innovation Partners, a provider of ophthalmology, optometry and optician services in the Mid-Atlantic region, has acquired Bel-Air, Md.-based Advanced Eye Care, Vision Innovation Partners said Jan. 2. 

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  1. RCA expands South Carolina presence

    Southlake, Texas-based Retina Consultants of America bolstered its South Carolina presence with the addition of Retina Consultants of Charleston.
  2. San Diego eye center joins Unifeye Vision Partners

    Dallas-based eyecare network Unifeye Vision Partners completed a partnership with Pendleton Eye Center in Oceanside, Calif.
  3. Wyoming ASC 1st in state to use new da Vinci robot system

    High Plains Surgery Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., reports it's the first ASC in the state to use the newest da Vinci X robot, wyomingnews.com reported Jan. 2. 
  4. PE firm acquires California medical plaza with planned ASC

    Southern California private equity firm IRA Capital has acquired a medical plaza that's planning to add an ASC. 

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  1. Joint-venture medical office, campus to fill gap left by hospital closure

    Beaumont-based Christus Southeast Texas Health System plans to build a "mini-medical campus" to provide healthcare services to residents in Orange, Texas, following the closure of a local hospital, Fox affiliate KFDM reported Dec. 31.
  2. Physician vs. healthcare CEO pay: 5 notes

    Healthcare executives and surgeons are often cited as the highest paid people in healthcare, but how do their salaries compare?
  3. Lehigh Valley acquires multispecialty physician group

    Lehigh Valley Physician Group on Dec. 28 acquired Delta Medix, a Scranton, Pa.-based multispecialty group that performs more than 17,000 surgeries a year.
  4. 160 GIs to know in 2021

    Becker's featured dozens of gastroenterologists from across the country this year.
  5. Fraternal organization to finance $50K for New Jersey ASC

    Members of fraternal organization Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge 1896 presented a check for $25,000 to Cape May Court House, N.J.-based Cape Regional's capital campaign for its new Claire C. Brodesser Surgery Center, The Currents & Gazettes reported Dec. 29. 
  6. Antigen tests may be less sensitive to omicron & 7 more supply chain updates

    Here are eight supply chain updates from the past week:
  7. 58 joint venture ASCs in 2021 

    Here are 58 joint-venture ASCs Becker's ASC Review has reported on in 2021:
  8. New York health system to add, expand ASCs in 2022

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health has at least two ASC projects on the books for 2022, Buffalo Business First reported Dec. 29.
  9. Robotic knee replacements take longer, cost more, study says

    Robotic-assisted total knee replacements appear to be more expensive and time-consuming than those performed without robots, according to a study published Dec. 21 in The Journal of Arthroplasty.

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