Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Tampa General expands outpatient presence with radiology acquisition

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital acquired full ownership of Tower Radiology, one of the region's largest physician-owned radiology practices.
  2. 5 noteworthy CON proposals in North Carolina in 2021

    North Carolina's complex certificate of need laws are often a roadblock to open ASCs in the state. 
  3. Florida physician indicted for illegal opioid scheme, to forfeit $944K

    A Tampa, Fla.-based pain physician and office worker were indicted Jan. 6 for alleged illegal distribution of opioids and money laundering.
  1. Kansas City eye center joins EyeCare Partners

    St. Louis-based ophthalmology and optometry group EyeCare Partners acquired Sabates Eye Centers, based in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Business Journal said Jan. 6.
  2. Ophthalmology group adds Pennsylvania eye center

    Garden City, N.Y.-based OCLI Vision acquired Dailey Harvey Eye Associates in Camp Hill, Pa.
  3. 2 ophthalmology practices snag private-equity backing

    Hamilton, N.J.-based Campus Eye Group and Levittown, Pa.-based Total Eye Care have inked a deal with Beekman Investment Partners to accelerate growth, the private equity firm said Jan. 6. 
  4. Idaho health system scraps plan for orthopedic hospital, will build ASC

    St. Luke’s Health System is discarding its plan to build an orthopedic hospital with medical offices in Boise, Idaho, in favor of a facility featuring an ASC and outpatient clinics, BoiseDev reported Jan. 6. 

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  1. HCA opens endocrine surgical hospital

    HCA Florida Healthcare opened the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 3.
  2. USPI joint-venture ASC building sold

    Chicago-based Stage Equity Partners sold the TLC Medical Arts Building in Lady Lake, Fla., which houses an ASC.
  3. Meet the new president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Robert Wiggins Jr., MD, has begun his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Newswise reported Jan. 6. 
  4. Omicron surge may peak in January & 6 more COVID-19 updates

    Here are seven COVID-19 updates from the last week:

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  1. GI Alliance adds Illinois practice

    Dallas-based GI Alliance has added Digestive Disease Consultants to its network, GI Alliance said Jan. 6. 
  2. Iowa ASC earns Blue Cross Blue Shield distinction for hip, knee replacement 

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based Orthopaedic Outpatient Surgery Center was recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for hip and knee surgery. 
  3. HCA buys Florida's largest urgent care network; physician-staffed outpatient sector heats up

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare wrapped up 2021 by completing its acquisition of MD Now Urgent Care, Florida's largest network of urgent care centers, expanding its reach into the booming outpatient and primary care sectors.
  4. Highest-earning physician specialties in the last 5 years

    Neurosurgery and thoracic surgery have been the highest-earning physician specialties for the last five years, according to medical professional networking site Doximity. 
  5. PE firm buys Louisiana surgical hospital building for $42M

    Irvine, Calif.-based private equity firm IRA Capital acquired the real estate housing Christus Surgical Hospital in Alexandria, La.
  6. Suburban Dallas property with gastroenterology ASC acquired

    A medical building housing the Digestive Health Center of Allen (Texas) was acquired by real estate company Montecito Medical. 
  7. Gastro Health kicks off 2022 with 2 deals in Florida, Maryland

    Miami-based Gastro Health is starting off the new year with two major deals in Maryland and Florida, according to two Jan. 5 news releases shared with Becker's ASC Review. 
  8. Top-paid balloon sinuplasty physician indicted in fraud scheme: 3 details

    Anita Louise Jackson, MD, was indicted Jan. 5 for allegedly spearheading a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.
  9. Funds misrouted to 'unknown bank account': Florida GI group hit with data breach, wire fraud

    Bradenton-based Florida Digestive Health Specialists is notifying more than 212,500 individuals of a December 2020 breach involving business email compromise and fraud.

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