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  1. UPMC targets November opening for ambulatory outpatient center

    UPMC plans to open an ambulatory outpatient center in November, according to TRIBLive.
  2. UI Health to open 6-story outpatient building

    The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago will break ground Aug. 13 on a six-story outpatient building.
  3. Five COVID-19 updates for ASC leaders

    What ASC leaders should know about the pandemic's effect on industry growth, finances and more:

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  1. WalletHub's 10 weakest states for healthcare l 2020

    WalletHub released its ranking of best states for healthcare Aug. 3, the latest iteration in its annual series.
  2. WalletHub's 10 best states for healthcare l 2020

    WalletHub released its ranking of best states for healthcare Aug. 3, determining the best in the U.S.
  3. Atlanta health system developing 10-story outpatient facility with surgery center

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System is building a 10-story facility that will house several outpatient departments, an outpatient surgery center and a rehabilitation center.
  4. Pennsylvania ophthalmologist building outpatient surgery center

    Ophthalmologist E. Matthew Zimm, DO, is developing an outpatient surgery center in Millcreek Township, Pa., GoErie.com reports.

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  1. Ohio health system buys out physician-owned surgery center — 3 insights

    Findlay, Ohio-based Blanchard Valley Health System took over Findlay Surgery Center after previously acquiring a minority ownership stake, The Courier reports.
  2. Top 10 ASC articles this week — 19 most-recruited specialties & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of July 27-31:
  3. 3 factors affect likelihood of eye surgery no-shows

    Socioeconomic status, race and diabetes affect the likelihood that a patient will cancel retinal surgery, according to study results reported by DocWire News.
  4. Non-hospital docs 'instrumental' to COVID-19 response amid staffing strains — 5 key insights

    Rising numbers of COVID-19 patients in U.S. hot spots could strain availability of critical care physicians and nurses, giving non-hospital providers "an instrumental role in the pandemic response," according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report.

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  1. Spine ASC owner gets $1.4M sexual harassment suit overturned

    A 2016 verdict favoring a former ASC employee who accused the center's owner and medical director of sexual harassment was overturned, according to a July 29 appeals court notice and information from Bloomberg Law.
  2. Compass Surgical Partners hires executive administrator

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners welcomed Sandy Stillman-Alvin as executive administrator.
  3. Health system-partnered ASC wraps up renovation — 3 details

    The renovation of Ellicott City (Md.) Ambulatory Surgery Center is now complete, according to CRGA Design, an architecture and planning firm involved in the project.
  4. 5 ASCs introducing total joints in 2020

    ASCs performing same-day total joint replacement have been "made all the more important by the recent coronavirus epidemic," said Thomas Vikoren, MD, in a May interview with the Bucks County Courier Times.
  5. Virginia surgery center adds TKR to offerings

    Surgical Suites of Coastal Virginia logged its first outpatient total knee replacement in late July.
  6. Real estate PE firm pays $7M for Florida ASC

    A Florida ASC with three operating rooms was purchased for $7 million, according to Connect Florida.
  7. 6 ASCs debut robots despite COVID-19

    Six ASCs have introduced robotics during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  8. Illinois surgical group forges new partnership — 4 quick points

    Peoria (Ill.) Surgical Group is partnering with Springfield (Ill.) Clinic to expand specialty and primary care options in Peoria, according to CIProud.com.
  9. National body recognizes GI center where improvement mindset reigns

    Sansum Clinic's gastroenterology ASC in Santa Barbara, Calif., was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to Noozhawk.

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