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  1. Dr. Andrew Wodowski of OrthoSouth performs region's first robotic total knee

    Southaven, Miss.-based OrthoSouth Surgery Center physician Andrew Wodowski, MD, performed the area's first robot-assisted total knee replacement, DeSoto County News said Dec. 14.
  2. Surgery delays grow severe in Minnesota health systems

    Health systems across Minnesota are delaying surgeries, and for many the delay has grown severe, according to a Dec. 14 StarTribune report.
  3. Banner Health ASC raises money for family in need

    The Banner Surgery Center in Tempe, Ariz., raised money to buy gifts for a family in need.
  1. South Carolina hospital challenges $12.5M ASC planned across the street

    The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., has objected to plans to build a $12.5 million private ASC dubbed Ambulatory Partners across the street, according to The Times and Democrat.
  2. $46M raised for mini laparoscopic surgery robot maker

    Lincoln, Neb.-based Virtual Incision Corp., a medical device company that makes miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery, earned $46 million in series C funding led by Swiss private equity firm Endeavour Vision and Chicago-based venture capital and private equity firm Baird Capital, according to a Dec. 14 Milwaukee Business Journal report.
  3. Culture has become king: 12 observations on the ASC industry

    From Medicare's regulatory changes to staff shortages and emerging trends among commercial payers and employers, here are 12 observations on the ASC industry in 2021:
  4. Medical group deals up 119%

    Physician practices and medical groups were a hot target for buyers in 2021, according to a PwC report.

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  1. 25 ASC projects costing $100M+ in 2021

    ASC construction boomed in 2021. Here are 25 projects costing more than $100 million that include ASCs in 2021:
  2. 'Seize the opportunity to market yourself' with price transparency, ASC leaders told

    In November, CMS updated hospital price transparency regulation for hospitals with more than 30 beds.
  3. U of Kentucky gets OK to buy land for $6.9M outpatient center

    Lexington-based University of Kentucky got the green light to buy land for a proposed $6.9 million outpatient cancer treatment center and advanced ambulatory complex, the university said Dec. 14.  
  4. Ophthalmologist named associate dean of St. Louis medical school

    Mildred Olivier, MD, has been appointed associate dean of the Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the school said Dec. 14.

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  1. 113 independent ASCs built in 2021: A state-by-state breakdown

    Becker's ASC Review has covered the introduction of 113 new ASCs unaffiliated with hospitals or health systems in 2021 so far. The following is a state-by-state breakdown with links to original coverage.
  2. Omicron accounts for 3% of new COVID-19 cases in the US & 6 more updates 

    Here are seven COVID-19 updates from the last week: 
  3. $8.5M Florida ASC acquired by property trust

    JLL Income Property Trust acquired the North Tampa (Fla.) Surgery Center for about $8.5 million, the trust said Dec. 14. 
  4. Minneapolis MOB with 3 ASCs opens

    A 77,500-square-foot medical office building in Minneapolis suburb St. Louis Park featuring three ASCs was completed in November.
  5. Arizona ASC adds CORI robot, names it 'Jeri'

    North Valley Surgery Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., debuted its new Smith & Nephew CORI robotic surgical system.
  6. Dr. Keith Reinhardt performs Long Island's first robotic total joint in a freestanding ASC

    Keith Reinhardt, MD, chief of joint reconstruction at South Shore University Hospital,  performed Long Island's first robotic total joint replacement procedure in a freestanding ASC at South Shore Surgery Center in Bay Shore, N.Y.
  7. Physician assistant pay dropped 2% in 2020 & 4 more salary report notes

    The average physician assistant makes $143,012 a year, according to the "2021 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report" by
  8. Distributors seek 'fast pass' for medical supply transport & 6 more supply chain updates

    Here are seven supply chain updates from the last two weeks: 
  9. 2 Minnesota ASCs 'go green,' cut costs

    Minneapolis-based Green OR, a company that reprocesses single-use orthopedic devices for ASCs and hospitals, is now providing services to two Twin Cities Orthopedics ASCs.

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