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  1. ValueHealth in the past 90 days: 4 updates 

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth is one of the largest ASC companies, with more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. 
  2. Patients want the 'precision of robotics,' Florida administrator says 

    In the new "shopping" era of healthcare, some ASC leaders feel surgical robots are a way to stand out. 
  3. 'It has been a year of unknowns and changes': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers spoke with Becker's this week about topics from surgical robots to government trends.

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  1. 10 ASC administrators to know 

    Kayla Schneeweiss-Keene, administrator of Mann Cataract Surgery Center in Humble, Texas, led her center through storm damage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Cleveland Clinic in the past 90 days: 4 ASC updates 

    Cleveland Clinic operates 19 hospitals with nearly 5,200 staffed beds and posted a $1.3 billion net income through the first half of 2021. 
  3. Houston ASC real estate sold

    Mid-Town Surgery Center in Houston has been sold, according to Colliers, the investment management company representing the seller. 
  4. AdventHealth opening $300M, 18-OR surgery center 

    AdventHealth will begin operations Oct. 12 at a $300 million surgery center on its Tampa (Fla.) hospital campus, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

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  1. US likely spared from big COVID-19 winter surge: 8 updates 

    Two COVID-19 lab test kits could show false positive results, the FDA said. 
  2. Duke Health ASC hits 1,000th case milestone

    Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon hit its 1,000th case on Sept. 16, according to Private Diagnostic Clinic, a physician practice of Duke Health. 
  3. Marketing software firm building joint venture ASC in Ft. Myers, Florida

    Minneapolis-based cloud software company Fision and Ft. Myers (Fla.) ASC are building an orthopedic ASC in Ft. Myers, the companies said Sept. 22.
  4. 5 fast facts about CEO of PE GI Solutions

    David Young has been the CEO of Jamison, Pa.-based PE GI Solutions since August 2019. 

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  1. Covenant Physician Partners taps new COO

    Physician services organization Covenant Physician Partners has appointed Bill Balaun as its next COO, the company said Sept. 21.
  2. Global total knee replacement industry forecast to reach $8B by 2026

    The total knee replacement industry is currently valued at $6.5 billion and is expected to reach $8 billion by 2026, Ireland-based industry analysis company Research and Markets said Sept. 21.
  3. New York hospital applies for orthopedic outpatient center

    Montefiore Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital has submitted an application for an orthopedic ambulatory care center to the town of Clarkstown's planning board, the Rockland County Business Journal reported Sept. 21.
  4. UCSF Medical Center breaks ground on new building featuring ASC

    Builders have broken ground on a $335.8 million University of California San Francisco Medical Center facility that will house an ASC, according to a news release.
  5. Colorado ASC company acquires multi-clinic ortho practice

    Vail-Summit (Colo.) Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery acquired Gunnison, Colo.-based Alpine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and became the majority owner of Gunnison-based Alpine Surgery Center, the company said Sept. 22.
  6. Geico sues 3 New Jersey ASCs, alleges $5.7M in fraudulent claims

    Chevy Chase, Md.-based insurance company Geico is suing three New Jersey ASCs, citing more than $5.7 million in fraudulent insurance claims, according to court documents filed Sept 20. 
  7. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  8. Co-owner of California ASC company on trial in $250M fraud case

    Julian Omidi, 53, part owner of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Surgery Center Management, faces trial today for his alleged role in a $250 million bariatric surgery fraud case, according to news radio station KFI-AM 640.
  9. US Eye adds 4 locations

    Sarasota, Fla.-based US Eye recently added practices in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida to its network, the company said Sept. 21.

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