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  1. Anesthesiologist didn't breach fiduciary duties to previous anesthesia group after split, court rules

    The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's ruling that anesthesiologist Ronald Stevens, MD, didn't breach his fiduciary duties when he took business from his former anesthesia group, the Wyoming Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 50% of heart attack patients delayed care due-to COVID-19, study suggests

    Fifty percent of heart attack patients stopped going to hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic due to fears of contracting the virus, a worldwide survey by the European Society of Cardiology showed.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How COVID-19 affected Gastro Health — 3 insights from President Dr. James Leavitt

    Private equity-backed Gastro Health had to temporarily close several of its affiliated centers in response to COVID-19.   By Eric Oliver -
  1. Florida facility opens, construction still underway on surgery center

    The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood in The Villages, Fla., recently opened, The Villages Daily Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Mississippi orthopedic surgery center names new administrator — 3 insights

    Southern Bone and Joint Specialists of Hattiesburg (Miss.) named Dixie Norris, BSN, RN, administrator of Southern Surgery Center, Mississippi Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. SCA-affiliated surgery center opens in Florida — 3 insights

    First Coast Surgery Center opened recently in Jacksonville, Fla.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Surgery Center Services of America expanding ASC portfolio — 3 quick notes

    Surgery Center Services of America is building an ASC in Rochester, N.Y.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Some ASCs, surgeons limit sales rep access while others depend on them now more than ever

    ASCs are resuming elective surgery in many places where centers temporarily closed, or ramped down volume to cover just urgent cases.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Physicians acquire 35-hospital health system from private equity firm

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care is now the largest physician-owned healthcare system in the U.S.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. US Digestive Health makes 1st post-formation acquisition & more: 5 GI industry key notes

    Here are five updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Michigan health system hires new anesthesia group — 4 insights

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health is switching to a new anesthesia provider after mediation efforts with the health system's former anesthesia group failed, Crain's Detroit Business reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. AAAHC resumes accreditation surveys 

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care resumed conducting accreditation surveys June 1, a spokesperson confirmed by email.   By Eric Oliver -
  2. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance opens GI cancer clinic

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance opened the Gastrointestinal Care Neighborhood, a gastroenterology-focused oncology care clinic on SCCA's South Lake Union campus.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New York county health commissioner criticizes state over elective surgery resumption delays

    Erie County, N.Y., Health Commissioner Gale Burstein, MD, chided Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his decision to restrict what types of surgical facilities could reopen in the county, The Buffalo News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. EyeSouth Partners makes 4th acquisition in Florida

    Atlanta-based EyeSouth Partners partnered with Boca Raton, Fla.-based Mitchell Refractive Surgery & Eye Center June 3, its fourth such deal in Florida and 17th affiliation overall.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. West Virginia hospital, surgery center see patient volumes return slowly

    Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center resumed elective procedures but hasn't seen patient volumes return as quickly as anticipated, MetroNews reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Ophthalmologist, surgery center pay $500K to settle malpractice case

    Ophthalmologist Milton Kahn, MD, and the surgery center where he practices settled a patient's medical malpractice lawsuit for $500,000, and the case was dismissed May 6, according to the New Jersey Law Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. California practice reopens, performs 1st spine surgery in 2 months

    The Back Institute of Beverly Hills (Calif.) recently performed its first surgery after a two-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Journal reports.  By Alan Condon -
  8. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares in May

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last month:  By Eric Oliver -
  9. ASCs Inc., JH Winokur sell Maryland ASC

    ASCs Inc., and JH Winokur closed a sale/leaseback transaction centered around SurgCenter of Greenbelt (Md.).  By Eric Oliver -

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