Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Court overturns $2.3M verdict in surgery center malpractice suit, gives injured patient 2nd chance to make his case

    The Supreme Court of Missouri overturned a circuit court's $2.3 million ruling against St. Luke's Surgicenter-Lee's Summit in a medical malpractice lawsuit, but granted a new trial after the plaintiffs claimed they had new evidence.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. USPI surgery center MOB acquired for $11.7 million in Q4 — 4 details

    Physicians Realty Trust acquired Murdock Surgery Center in Port Charlotte, Fla., in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to its most recent financial results.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC, medical group practice occupy 2 buildings refinanced in Texas

    The Houston building housing Binz Surgery Center and other healthcare tenants was refinanced, according to the Houston Chronicle.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Dr. Alison Zambelli to join new ASC in Pennsylvania

    Ophthalmologist Alison Zambelli, MD, plans to begin operating in Beaver Valley ASC later this year, according to The Times.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. $7M orthopedic ASC opens in Ohio

    A $7 million orthopedic ASC opened in Youngstown, Ohio, according to The Business Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Ambulatory-focused tech company gains big customer in Arizona

    Arizona's statewide health information exchange has decided to use NextGen Healthcare's Health Data Hub, a platform for sharing and aggregating patient health data across EHRs, according to a Feb. 25 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Primary care physicians order majority of Cologuard tests & more: 8 GI industry key notes

    Here are eight updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Michigan health system developing $21M ASC — 3 insights

    Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare is seeking approval to build an 18,000-square-foot ASC in a neighborhood in Kalamazoo, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Medical Facilities Corp. sells Indiana hospital to physician investors

    Medical Facilities Corp., reached a deal to sell the majority of its stake in Mishawaka, Ind.-based Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital to a group of physician investors.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How burned out are orthopedic specialists? 5 'Medscape' report details

    Orthopedists feel like they are spending too much time with paperwork and experiencing EHR burnout like other physicians, yet they maintain a lower level of burnout compared to other physicians, according to Medscape's 2020 orthopedist lifestyle, happiness and burnout report.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. United Surgical Partners International revenue, case volume up in Q4 2019

    Tenet Health released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019, showing growth for its ASC-focused subsidiary United Surgical Partners International, and Conifer, its revenue cycle and value based care services arm.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 3 new gastroenterology-focused ASCs, facilities opened or announced this month

    Three new gastroenterology-focused ASCs, facilities opened or announced this month:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Prepare for disruption

    In case of emergencies, it’s important for ASCs to ensure they have the information needed to manage situations that arise, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Hospital outpatient visits drop for 1st time in 35 years — 4 insights

    ASCs and urgent care clinics are eating away at hospitals' bottom lines, as this is the first year hospital-based outpatient department visits have dropped in 35 years, according to American Hospital Association data reported on by Dark Daily.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Nation's 1st ASC is upsizing with new 8-OR facility — 5 things to know

    The nation's first ASC is moving to a bigger facility, Banner Health announced Feb. 25.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. UC Davis Children's Hospital selling naming rights for new surgery center

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Children's Hospital opened its new surgery center in January and is now seeking a naming rights-level donor for the center, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. GI group expected to sign on to medical office building — 4 insights

    Perardi Development is building a medical office building in Austin, Texas, which a gastroenterology-facing tenant is expected to lease space in, Patch reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Software provider gives ASCs free access to schedule-sharing feature — 3 highlights

    ASC software provider HST Pathways is giving all of its customers access to Casetabs' Schedule Sharing technology at no charge, according to a Feb. 25 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Firms pay $6.1M for North Carolina building with surgery center — 3 details

    A pair of investors paid $6.1 million for a surgery center-anchored medical office property in Raleigh, N.C., Triangle Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. ASC in pipeline for 18-physician orthopedic group

    Bienville Orthopedic Specialists is getting a new ASC, according to Mississippi Business Journal.  By Angie Stewart -

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