Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Hospitals, health systems jump on the ASC bandwagon; 76% increased investments from 2019-20

    Hospitals and health systems want in on lucrative ASC opportunities, according to Avanza Healthcare Strategies' "2020 ASC Survey" of 106 senior healthcare executives and clinical leaders.
  2. Surgery center proposed near Walt Disney World — 3 quick points

    A 15,000-square-foot surgery center may be built along U.S. Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Fla., according to the Orlando Business Journal.
  3. 31 states with no CRNA supervision requirement in ASCs

    As of September, there was no physician supervision requirement for nurse anesthetists in ambulatory surgical facilities across 31 states and Washington, D.C., according to information provided to Becker's ASC Review by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

New software and vendor selection priorities for ASCs to survive (and thrive) during the pandemic and beyond

How leaders from Harmony Surgery Center and Virginia Gastroenterology Institute are thinking about vendor partnerships amid COVID-19. Click here to attend the webinar.
  1. Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center expands

    North Texas-based Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center added a 13th location to its footprint, opening in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Oct. 1.
  2. Arizona surgery center seeks approval for improvement project

    Surprise, Ariz.-based Innovative Surgery Center is seeking approval from the city government for an improvement project, the Sunrise Independent reports.
  3. 4-way joint venture breaks ground on Colorado medical office building with ASC

    The Steadman Clinic, Orthopedic Care Partners, Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital and Vail (Colo.) Health recently broke ground on a 65,000-square-foot medical office building with an ASC in Basalt, Colo., Commercial Property Executive reports.
  4. Some colonoscopy patients hit with surprise bills — 6 GI industry notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:
  1. OptumHealth Q3 revenue up 29%, hits $10.5 billion: 5 details

    Optum continued to report revenue increases amid the pandemic, seeing a 21 percent jump in year-over-year revenue for the third quarter.
  2. Minnesota ASC breaks ground on facility expansion

    St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center broke ground on an $11 million facility expansion, according to an Oct. 13 report from KNSI.
  3. How physician ownership is changing in 2020: 7 key insights

    Seven observations and predictions related to physician practice ownership in 2020:
  4. 7 physician-owned hospitals, ASCs in the news

    Seven physician-owned facilities that have made headlines with big news this year:
  1. 6-OR ASC opens in Ohio with orthopedics focus — 5 details

    Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgical Intervention Services opened a new surgery center in Canton, Ohio, according to
  2. Surgery center transformed into surgical tech training space: 4 details

    Trine University in Angola, Ind., received recognition for its surgical technology suite, according to an Oct. 12 press release. Here are four details:
  3. Bayhealth to construct  new outpatient center

    Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth is moving forward with plans for a new outpatient center in an Oct. 12 press release.
  4. Watauga Orthopaedics seeks approval on new surgery center

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Watauga Orthopaedics is looking to build a new ASC near the Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, Tenn., according to an Oct. 12 report from WJHL.
  5. How ASCs are adapting to the pandemic in 5 key areas

    At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, testing, staffing and burnout are top of mind for ASC leaders.
  6. 3 recent COVID-19 updates for ASC leaders

    Three notable updates on COVID-19 for ASC leaders to know:
  7. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  8. Connecticut hospital opens GI center

    Middletown, Conn.-based Middlesex Health recently opened its Center for Digestive Health to unite all its gastrointestinal services, The Middletown Press reports.
  9. Novant Health opens $165.9M outpatient cardiovascular facility

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health opened its outpatient cardiovascular and cancer outpatient facility in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 12.

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