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  1. Walmart, Amazon, Kroger to offer discounted at-home COVID-19 tests & more: 8 supply chain updates

    From Boston Scientific acquiring Israeli company Lumenis' surgical business in a $1.07 billion deal to General Electric warning its margins and revenue are hurting from supply chain challenges, here are eight supply chain updates making headlines in the past week.
  2. USPI hiring 18 administrators

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International is hiring at least 18 administrators for its facilities across the U.S. 
  3. 9 ophthalmology practice updates to know

    From acquisitions to accreditations, here are nine updates happening at ophthalmology practices:

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  1. America's wealthiest physician billionaire: 9 things to know about HCA's co-founder

    Thomas Frist Jr., MD, co-founder and the major shareholder of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has a net worth of $15.7 billion — the highest among nine physician billionaires listed on the Forbes annual list of the richest people in the world for 2021.
  2. 3 surgical techniques shaping gastroenterology

    Four gastroenterology leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the surgical technique that has had the most significant impact on their practice:
  3. MedStar ASC debuts ACL replacement device

    MedStar Health is the first in in a U.S. multicenter study to use Miach Orthopaedics' Bridge-enhanced ACL Restoration Implant, the system announced Sept. 13. 
  4. USPI building 3-OR ASC in Tennessee 

    Construction is underway on the United Surgical Partners International-affiliated Northridge Surgery Center in Hendersonville, Tenn.

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  1. ASC execs split on vaccine mandate amid staffing woes

    CMS plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all staff at ASCs and hospitals as a condition for participating in Medicare, which may place extra strain on many surgery centers already facing a staffing crisis.
  2. Florida ASC, medical office building sold for $11.2M

    A medical office building housing a surgery center in Jacksonville, Fla., has been sold for $11.2 million, the Jacksonville Business Journal reported Sept. 13.
  3. PE-backed company affiliates with 3-ASC practice

    PartnerCare, a portfolio company of private equity firm Shore Capital Partners, has affiliated with MidSouth Pain Treatment Center, which serves more than 3,000 patients a month at its locations in Tennessee and Mississippi.
  4. 4,000-physician group in California to add more than 220 providers

    The largest independent physician association in California will add more than 200 members later this year, making it the largest IPA in the U.S.

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  1. Tennessee medical real estate company buys Texas building with 2 ASCs

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical, a medical real estate company, bought a medical office building in Austin, Texas, that houses two ASCs, the company said Sept. 14.
  2. Cleveland Clinic opens London outpatient center for orthopedics, gastroenterology

    Cleveland Clinic London's Portland Place Outpatient Centre treated its first patients Sept. 14, offering services in several specialties, including orthopedics, gastroenterology and neurosciences.
  3. Texas health systems close ASCs amid Tropical Storm Nicholas 

    Houston-based Harris Health System closed its outpatient clinics Sept. 13 because of tropical storm Nicholas, according to an ABC 13 report. 
  4. 12-physician orthopedic practice completes ASC

    The 12-physician Motion Orthopaedics completed the construction of an ASC, clinic and imaging center in Wentzville, Mo. 
  5. Physician-owned orthopedic group names CEO 

    Wilmington, N.C.-based, physician-owned EmergeOrtho named Allison Farmer as its first statewide CEO, according to a WilmingtonBiz report. 
  6. 4 anesthesia industry updates

    An Illinois hospital had to postpone elective surgeries for almost three weeks because of a lack of anesthesia providers.
  7. Eye Health America adds Nielson Eye Center

    Greenville, S.C.-based Eye Health America recently acquired Nielsen Eye Center, which has locations in Clearwater and Largo, Fla., the company said Aug. 27.
  8. Midwest Eye Consultants gets PE investment

    Wabash, Ind.-based Midwest Eye Consultants has entered a partnership with New York City-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners to fund the eye group's continued growth, the firm said Sept. 13.
  9. Weill Cornell Medicine names GI division chief

    Robert Brown, MD, was named chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

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